About Mark Jones - Master Of Ceremonies
Professional, entertaining Master of Ceremonies and awards host: UK and Worldwide.
Mark Jones is a professional, experienced and entertaining MC who hosts events across the UK and worldwide. Mark is happiest when he's hosting awards, sportsmen’s dinners and conferences as they're his specialist subjects! He's compèred countless events around the world, from awards, to business summits, live TV programmes, fundraisers, concerts and many more. He fronted a successful ‘sportsmen’s-dinners-for-the-troops’ tour in 2000 across war-torn Kosovo with England World Cup winners, and even hosted the world-famous dog show, 'Crufts' at Birmingham's NEC! In just one 12 month period, Mark appeared in Brunei, made three trips (coast to coast) across the USA, plus multipltrips to host events in Malaysia, Portugal, Germany, Switzerland and Hungary. This meant 41 flights and over 123,000 miles. On top of that, he continued to host events in the UK. Mark has hosted Manchester United’s Player-of-the-Year awards every year since 2002. He’s been MC for Sky Sports' Masters Football since 2001, hosting their live televised tournaments in arenas across the UK, plus those in Dubai, Kuala Lumpur, Brunei and Macau in China, presenting all the live TV interviews too. Mark has covered Rugby League and cricket, and featured on Channel 4 and Sky Sports on the ODIs, Test Matches and County games around the UK, where he conducted TV interviews with Sir Ian Botham, David 'Bumble' Lloyd, David Gower, Michael Holding and the late, great Richie Benaud. In 2001, Mark was close (much, much too close) to New York's Twin Towers during the 9/11 terrorist attacks. He spent the rest of the day as a Salvation Army volunteer helping the Emergency Services, and for the rest of the week he reported ‘live’ from Ground Zero for UK radio. Mark Jones has unrivalled experience as one of the UK's top radio presenters. He made his name at Liverpool's Radio City during their illustrious heyday, became an award-winner (with a Sony®) for hosting the 'Biggest Solo Concert In History' -Michael Jackson at Aintree racecourse- where he entertained the crowd of over 125,000 all day from the stage (he's MC'd Paul McCartney concerts and many others too). He was often voted ‘Presenter of the month' and received many accolades from the Variety Club of Great Britain, where he is a long-standing Barker. Mark has covered Manchester United, Celtic and Liverpool’s pre-season American tours for UK radio too. After several successful years broadcasting on the two Century FM networks (now Smooth), Mark returned to host a daily UK-networked programme and was regularly heard on Manchester’s Magic 1152 (formerly Piccadilly Radio). He even spread his experienced wings (and tonsils) overseas, featuring on American radio stations WEFT and Q-96 in Champaign, Illinois, where he also hosted the American Heart Association's black-tie fundraising dinners in 2010 and 2011, helping to raise record amounts ($180,000+) for the charity in their auctions. Not limiting his talents to radio and live appearances, Mark has written and published several books, including the best-selling ‘Mark Jones’ Birthday Book’, which became the definitive UK Radio reference book.