Mark is regularly described as an entertaining, engaging and inspirational presenter who evidently has a lasting impact. He is one of only a relatively small subset of speakers judged worthy of being a Fellow of the Professional Speaking Association.
By profession Mark was a chartered accountant but he has never fitted the archetypal stereotype. His profile and reputation within the accountancy profession have resulted in him being invited to speak at dozens of prestigious conferences and seminars for accountants, lawyers, financial advisers, other professionals and consultants.
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Mark Lee’s key focus is ensuring that professionals make good choices as to how they STAND OUT from the crowd. Then win more business and get remembered, referred and recommended. He is passionate about helping his fellow professionals to break down the age old misconception that all accountants, financial advisers, lawyers are the same.
Professional advisers, especially accountants and those seeking to collaborate with accountants, relate well to Mark’s real world insights, experiences and positive memorable examples. He shares lessons drawn from his own experiences and observations over a career that includes many years as an adviser. He was never the most knowledgeable or expert but he made sure he stood out from his peers. Not that he always got it right of course!
As a result of his interest in the topic Mark was able to sum up the key options and ideas into a simple framework of 7 simple success strategies. Any or all of these can enable you to create a powerful professional impact – face to face and online.
Mark’s experience as a presenter dates back to his teenage years when he first started to build his confidence in front of the most challenging of audiences. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1982 but has long stood out from many with a similar background. Headhunted twice he has been a partner in two top firms of accountants, including BDO and has been a regular writer for the professional press since 1987.
His career spans more than 30 years, during which time he stood out as a top accountant, a frequent financial commentator and one of only a handful of accountancy qualified magicians. He is now treasurer of the world’s most exclusive magic society, The Magic Circle. He is also deputy treasurer of Norwood, a top 150 charity, and chairman of The Ethics Advisory Committee of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.
In 2006, Mark shocked his peers in the accountancy, finance and legal professions by choosing to start a new career. He is now a popular speaker, mentor, author, blogger and debunker of social media hype.
He typically speaks to audiences of accountants and other professionals who are keen to be more successful, to have more impact and to focus on what they do best. Mark shares simple analogies and acronyms to help stress many of his key messages. Unlike other speakers, whose talks may be enjoyable but are also forgettable, Mark ensures that his audiences can recall his advice and so will remember how they want to STAND OUT from the crowd long into the future.
The ‘About Mark‘ page of this site contains a fuller profile including evidence of his credibility and reputation.
Top online influencer
Beyond his live talks and presentations, Mark is regularly ranked among the top 20 (sometimes top 3) online influencers for the accountancy and finance professions. He also ranks highly (top 5) among UK speakers and among those working with financial advisers.
Speaking clients include:
- Clark Whitehill
- Barclays Bank
- Institute for Financial Planning
- National Westminster Bank
- Association of Partnership Practitioners
- Kreston International
- Morison KSi
When Mark was in practice as an accountant he was a sought after commentator, speaker and broadcaster and appeared on:
- BBC Breakfast
- SKY Business
- London Tonight
- Moneybox live
- Working Lunch
- Radio London
Since 2009 Mark has been producing regular and popular content in his role as consultant practice editor for AccountingWeb. At the end of 2015 he wrote his 200th article – together his articles on this site alone have notched up well over one million views.
Mark has also been commissioned to write for, contributed to or been quoted in the following:
- Accounting Practice
- Daily Telegraph
- The Guardian
- International Accountant
- LexisNexis Tolley
- New Model Adviser
- Sunday Times
- Tax Adviser
- And many more
Contact Mark on mark [at] bookmarklee [dot] co [dot] uk , phone 07769 692 890 or book a call to discuss your requirements for engaging Mark for your event as a guest or keynote speaker.