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TESTIMONIALS

Mark was at the forefront of Sky's innovatory sports coverage, creating and developing top class shows producing live football. I was lucky enough to work with him on many OB's and studio-based shows over a  number of years. He's an ideas man who knows how to bring those ideas to life. He gives attention to the details that count and his man management skills mean his teams are as determined to get it right as he is. Which is why his shows are so good (with a little help from the presenter, naturally!).

 

Jeff Stelling

Presenter, Sky Sports

"Whether it was huge live sporting events, or more intimate interview based shows, his calm assured nature and humour was always an asset from a hosts’ perspective. Undoubtedly there are few people in the world of TV production and Sports Broadcasting that have the wealth of experience of Mark... He really is that old!!”

 

Ben Shephard  

Presenter, ITV

“I’ve worked in sports sponsorship for over 20 years and can honestly say that Mark is the most collaborative person I’ve ever come across in the broadcast industry. I was lucky to work on the Carling Cup account between 2004 – 2011 and Mark was a breath of fresh air – he understood what we wanted and what Sky needed and had a great gift for always finding the right balance. As a result, I hope we created some great campaigns and great TV together.”

Steve Bradley

UK Commissioning Editor, H+K Strategies 

"I've known Mark for over 30 years as a friend and colleague in the world of sports broadcasting. In my view, he's the consummate professional - a producer whose approach is to try and offer something a little different, but always with an eye firmly on the narrative and telling the story. He is passionate about all kinds of sport, an experienced and creative programme maker and an inspiration to others."


Neil Oughton
Former MD Input Media/Gravity Media

'Over the last 15 years I've thoroughly enjoyed making some great TV with Mark, on the big European stage, at prestigious Wembley Finals or on various film shoots. He was a creative midfielder in Sky Sports Engine Room, an experienced campaigner not short of brilliant ideas and totally committed. One of TV's decent guys, thorough, organised, a team player and always great fun to work with"


Jamie Redknapp

TV Pundit & Presenter
Ex Liverpool and England International

 

“I worked closely with Mark on the live coverage of The League Cup (Carling Cup & Capital One Cup) during my time at The Football League. Our collaborative relationship ensured maximum benefit for all parties – broadcaster, sponsor and rights holder. Mark’s open and honest approach was really appreciated and helped to develop the competition.”

 

Stuart Morgan

Events Manager, The Premier League

"I worked with Mark during my 2 seasons at the Football League (now EFL) between 2012 and 2014. Whilst my role was primarily commercial, Mark went to great lengths to help me understand all the production he and Sky put behind our matches. From regular season games, to big Cup or Play Off Finals at Wembley, Mark had always time to show me this or that latest innovation, and -for a non-production expert like myself- did so in very simple terms. His commitment to excellence is second to none, and I always enjoyed dealing with him, and exploring this or that opportunity. I could also tell how respected he was by everyone else and all his crew, and how well he managed them"

Alfonso Medina

Head of Media Rights, Tennis Australia

"I worked with Mark during my time as the Director of Ops in Sky Sports and I always found Mark totally professional and absolutely committed and focused in achieving the highest standards. Passionate about TV and Sports Production, always finding a unique way to bring a story to life for the viewer. A thoroughly nice person to work with across all the sports he produced and a genuine team player."  

Darren Long
Director of Content, Sky TV

"Mark joined Fulwell73 in December 2020 in a consultancy role for a six week period. He offered valuable insight and understanding as the company prepared to respond to an RFP. He supported our development, production and technical teams throughout the process. Often he would ground us to the realities of this process when our creative instincts strayed too far and was not afraid to challenge our strategy, offering insight and industry intelligence to his argument. We would thoroughly recommend his services."

Johnny Moore 

COO, CFO Fulwell73

"Like the best football referees, you sometimes forget Mark is running the operation because everything is under control, no need for panic and mayhem. He respects everyone on the team, leads from the front and has a great eye for detail. Editorially spot on, he is a pleasure to work with."

Charles Balchin 

Head of Special Projects, IMG/Endeavour

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