Mark is one of the best-known mergers and acquisition specialists in the UK public relations and public affairs community.
In tandem with his business partners he has made over fifty successful business introductions ranging in size from large international consultancies down to very small specialist consultancies with only two to three staff employed.
The variety of deals undertaken has given him an unparalleled breathe of knowledge on deal structuring, exit planning and valuations. As a result Mark has developed a deep understanding of the companies and managers in the public relations industry, and has successfully delivered on a wide variety of transactions in his career.
Over the past ten years he has in addition recruited extensively at senior level both in the agency and the corporate sectors. Invariably this has been for growth agencies looking to secure talent as part of their longer term exit planning. He has executed searches in Europe, the United States and in Asia.
Directly prior to this he was involved, as a principal over fifteen years, in building and developing a diversified services group whose businesses included an advertising agency, a conference company, a model agency, a secretarial recruitment agency and an accountancy recruitment agency.
Previously he served in the Army having been commissioned into the Grenadier Guards.