Mark Jennings-Bates - Biography


Mark has been an entrepreneur for 35 years. He has owned companies in the printing, real estate, land development, adventure, energy and restaurant sectors.

He is the consummate entrepreneur who has trained and mentored large sales and marketing organisations in several sectors including real estate and retail sales.

His adventure activities have taken him to some of the highest peaks in the world, on some of the most grueling endurance adventures and on Guinness World Record breaking expeditions. He has raced cars and motorbikes in deserts and is a multiple Western Canada rally champion. His charity work has taken him around the world to work with some of the poorest people in remote regions of Africa and South America.

He has a reputation for energetic and enthusiastic presentations that leave audiences inspired and with the tools to implement the strategies he shares. His breakout sessions serve to build on the messages of his keynote. With his extensive background in entrepreneurial start ups and organising challenging adventures, he is never short of a real life analogy to help the audience understand his concepts.

Mark was appointed a Fellow of the Institute of Sales and Marketing Management in the UK before he emigrated to Canada. He has also been awarded the Coldwell Banker Ambassador of the Year award for his charity work. He has twice won the Western Canada Open Class rally championship and has been offered a driving position with the prestigious Bowler Offroad Team in the UK, a Dakar vehicle manufacturer.

Whether in business or his personal life, Mark is known as a “big thinker” and has a reputation for putting his thoughts into action. He has learned to overcome apparent obstacles and put nay-sayer’s in their place with his actions.