Testimonials

What others say about Mark Lee as a Professional Speaker and as a Mentor.

Speaking Testimonials
Mentoring Testimonials

Mark is entertaining, insightful and leaves behind huge value. I’ve seen him speak many times and he never fails to deliver new ideas and incredibly valuable content. He’s one of the most accomplished speakers in the UK, and if you get the chance to book him for your event, grab it with both hands.

Alan Stevens
MediaCoach and Past president of the Global Speakers’ Federation and of the Professional Speaking Association

If you are looking for an energetic, engaging and entertaining speaker – I would certainly recommend Mark Lee. Mark facilitated and presented at our European Conference and aside from delivering on the day, he took the time and care to understand our organisation, our delegates and tailored his delivery accordingly.

Liza Robbins
CEO of Morrison KSi

I had the pleasure to work with Mark Lee when he spoke at Morison KSi’s first conference in Bucharest. Mark addressed our delegates (over 180 accountants) on how to STAND OUT and the session was extremely well received. Mark is very energetic and engaging and provided delegates with lots of tips! Mark also facilitated a marketing interest group focusing on social media – again Mark did a fantastic job at leading the session and his wealth of experience was very impressive.

Michelle Mead
Head of Operations at Morison KSi

Mark Lee strode onto the stage at our ICPA Conference with a huge smile, a few props and a welter of help and advice to impart to the delegates.

At the end the smiles were on the faces of the delegates, myself included, because they had just enjoyed a thought provoking, intelligent and entertaining seminar from a man frankly at the top of his game.

I watched as the audience laughed whilst making copious notes and at no time were they talked down to or indeed sold to.

Tony Margaritelli
Chairman of ICPA

Mark is one of the best accountancy speakers I have seen/heard. As an accountant himself with 25 years in practice he really understands the profession and tailors his talks to his audience. As a ‘futurist’ his talks are full of balanced opinions, debunking, and practical advice. His presentations are polished and there’s even something magical about them, which may be something to do with his hobby as a member of the Magic Circle.

Mark will provide exceptional value for your event and, having had the pleasure of Chairing one such event, I knew that I could rely on him to apply the same high standards to speaking as accountants and other professionals apply to their own work

Della Hudson
Hudson Business Advice

Mark recently attended one of our partner’s meetings and shared with us his views and experiences of various social media, and how they might be used to help us to attract new clients – and staff!. He dispelled some of the myths and pointed us in the right direction on a number of matters. Now all we need to do is to implement what we learned. Failing that, we’ll just have to get him back to motivate us again!

Ian Pascall
Partner at McCabe Ford Williams

Mark Lee is one of the good guys. As well as being one of the truly ‘stand out’ thought leaders and advisors to the accounting profession worldwide, he is a wonderfully warm, helpful and caring individual. He has the rare gift of (1) understanding the numbers and technical side of accountancy, and (2) possessing the emotional intelligence to relate brilliantly to the people side of the profession. In a crowded world of experts and commentators, Mark is one of the few people I look to in the accounting world for insight, candidness, innovation, wisdom and gravitas. Highly recommended!

Rob Brown
Co-Founder: Accounting Influencers Roundtable (AIR)

Over the years I’ve heard so much about Mark and certainly a lot of his articles seem to make good sense to me.

But I’d never met or seen Mark present until last week. I have to say, Mark is a great speaker, able to hold the attention of an audience but more importantly able to stimulate thought and discussion on where the accountancy profession is headed.

Nick Muir
Managing partner at MGR

Many of our accounting clients have been asking for webinars around how to boost profits and add value to their business. Mark ran a really comprehensive, useful webinar that covered all the essential areas of how to take that first step and beyond!

It was a real pleasure to work with Mark, we received great feedback from clients and it led to us onboarding some new clients too!
Very engaging webinar content and speaker – thanks Mark!

Rebecca Cole
Croner-I

Mark gave a superb keynote presentation on ‘How to get more of the referrals you really want’ at our recent EMEA Regional Conference in Budapest (May 2022).

Our audience of senior and managing partners from accounting and law firms across 40 countries scored Mark VERY highly (as did I!) for not only his compelling content, but also his entertaining style of delivery.

He brought a high level of energy to the room and kept everyone engaged for the duration.

Mark was also extremely flexible and unflappable when his session’s timing was different to the original plan- this was really appreciated.

It was one of the very best presentations we have enjoyed at an AGA conference and the perfect way to close our event on a real high.

I cannot RECOMMEND Mark highly enough to anyone looking for a high calibre speaker who understands the business of lawyers and accountants and who will educate and entertain the crowd!

Giles Brake
CEO of Alliott Global Alliance

I found the presentation extremely interesting, informative and lively as I am sure did our members. As a matter of interest we had 245 people attend which must be some kind of record and I know those I spoke to enjoyed your performance.

Melvyn Lesser
President Harrow Members Network (ACCA)

Excellent – it was great to have a course focused on making more moeny rather than just compliance issues

Attendee
SWATuk course in Exeter

Absolutely fantastic. Common sense approach was brilliant

Attendee
SWATuk course in London

An excellent course – most refreshing

Attendee
SWATuk course in Gloucester

Your presentation was excellent and I found it informative. I took a lot of ideas back with me.

Attendee
SWATuk course in Swansea

Just a quick note to say many thanks for delivering an insightful, authoritative and interesting talk today. It was clear you had indeed ‘gone the extra mile’ for your audience.

Richard Anning
Head of IT Faculty, ICAEW

An entertaining and thought provoking presentation

Robert Wigley FCA
Accountant

Great content, delivered in an engaging and entertaining way.

Julian Woodward
Axiot IT

Thanks Mark – brilliant seminar – well done.

Alan Kennedy
Smith Kennedy Limited

Very worthwhile seminar. Mark Lee is a very engaging and intelligent speaker and well worth listening to his insights on the professional market

William Parker
UK Country Manager at accountsIQ

Gave me an excellent contextual feel for what makes accountants tick and what really matters to them

Roger Heath
Financial Adviser

Extremely worthwhile. A vital value for money 3 hour delivery, A must for anyone involved with business generation

Simon Denton
MD, Sovereign Group

Very useful event which has helped me clarify my marketing plan to accountants and potentially other professionals!

Edwin Whittingham
Financial adviser with St James’s Place

I have great respect for Mark’s profile in the Accountancy & Taxation domain. He was a Guest Speaker at one of my recent events and everyone in the audience got a great value out of the time they spent listening to Mark. Very good networker as well!!

Amitabh Natekar
Director, Mprova Consulting Limited

I just wanted to drop you a line to say thank you for the session you did for us on Friday. The feedback was very positive so you are obviously a crowd pleaser. I hope you enjoyed delivering the presentation as much as the delegates enjoyed listening to it. [re CIMA MiP annual conference]

Antony Holdsworth
Accountant

I have always much enjoyed your professional presentations and you certainly manage to hold the audience’s attention – particularly in an interactive environment. It is a relaxed and enjoyable event – and as such certainly conducive to learning!

Susan Gompels OBE FCA
Accountant

As an accountant also, I have known many qualified individuals but very few can demonstrate Mark’s level of achievement within the profession. As if that was not enough, he also has a multi-coloured personality – no Mr Grey accountant here – lots of stories and lots of information and lots of enthusiasm.

Liam Wall
Managing Partner, Bearspace LLP

Just a note to thank you for your most informative and entertaining session on Tuesday. It was certainly well received by our guests judging by the feedback we have had so far. The syndicate sessions in the afternoon all picked up points you had raised and I have no doubt that an outside speaker at these events adds considerable value. You certainly lived up to that.

William Arthur
Corporate Director, Barclays

Many thanks for speaking to Sussex CIOT branch last month. This was a unique and stimulating presentation that was clearly well received by the audience who seemed to hang on your every word and enjoy your professional but fun approach. I’ve already had requests to ask you back for the third time!

Brian Ogilvie
Sussex CIOT Branch Chairman

I have known Mark Lee for almost 15 years. He is a first-rate speaker and seminar leader and has real in-depth understanding of the accountancy profession. His knowledge and experience also make him an excellent consultant.

Chris Frederiksen
Chairman The 2020 group

I recently attended two presentations by Mark at a seminar morning for accountants. I found Mark to be an excellent public speaker. He engaged his audience, the material was relevant and useful, he was relaxed and often funny, with good delivery. I would definitely attend another event that Mark was speaking at.

Joanne Clinton
Accountant

It is an absolute pleasure to work with Mark on both the Accountex and Legalex exhibitions. His seminars always leave our theatres packed with delegates spilling out into the corridors trying to listen-in on what are always both informative and entertaining presentations.

In 2014 Mark agreed to feature in the Keynote Theatres for both Accountex and Legalex and what a great decision that was, everyone who attended would agree that they were truly inspirational seminars that were delivered with an infectious energy.

Mark always goes that extra step when working with colleagues towards his goal and as such was kind enough to write a fantastic full page welcome for our show guide, which went out tens of thousands of visitors.

I can highly recommend Mark’s services as a speaker and very much look forward to continuing to work with him on future events.

Matthew Spurr
Co-Founder at Quuu

Having read so many of his articles, Mark’s session at Accountex was the one I was most looking forward to. He was every bit as fascinating, interesting and motivating as I had hoped, and I am very much looking forward to reading his ebook.

Nicola Kemp
Accountant

Mark is an excellent professional speaker, an expert on how to stand out in your chosen profession, how to differentiate yourself and be more that just another professional providing a certain service.

I haven’t actually hired Mark, I had the chance to listen to his lecture ‘How to stand out and be more than just another lawyer’ at Legalex 2014, in London, and I have to say I was really impressed by his inventive approach (for example, he compared lawyers to a deck of cards: from the back they are all the same, but if you turn them, you start seeing all the differences) and by his creative ideas on how to stand out, how to differentiate yourself in a profession where the competition is extremely strong, due also to the high number of people.

The most important reason why I would recommend Mark as a professional speaker is that what he says can be truly applied to one’s profession and get actual results. Plus, listening to one of his lectures is a really entertaining experience!

Francesca Pucella
Editor at Lawlinguists.com

I attended the ICAEW annual conference on Friday and found Mark’s lecture on ‘Working the Room’ particularly interesting. For me your lecture was my favourite. It was great to reaffirm that as a firm we were on the right track but also to take away other points to try. Next year I would love to hear a lecture from Mark on Social Media for Accountants? I have also had a look on the website and there are is really interesting and useful facts which I will be sure to research.

Debbie Atkins
Accountant

Mark is an enthusiastic speaker with a very entertaining style which engages the audience. I very much enjoyed his presentation on networking and learned a lot about the ‘tricks’ I had been missing.

Carl Bayley
Accountant and Chairman of ICAEW Tax Faculty

I have had the pleasure of hearing Mark share his ideas on how to stand out in your marketplace. His talk was engaging and entertaining and more importantly he shared practical ideas that I could immediately implement to boost my profile. A great session and highly recommended.

Rob Warlow
Finance Expert and Owner of Business Loan Services (UK) Ltd

“I have known about Mark and his work for some time but had never seen him speak until last week. I loved his session which was full of fantastic take aways, which I have already implemented, provided an informed, professional and entertaining talk. If you need someone to share their expertise and entertain your audience on the subject of how to be a stand out professional then give him a call

Rebecca Jones
The Red Shoe Biz Academy

I heard Mark Lee speak at Accountex and found his talk engaging, fun but incredibly useful! I came away with loads of tips and ways to move my business forward. If you haven’t heard Mark speak I would recommend it.

Anna Goodwin
Accountant

Mark is exceptional. He a highly engaging speaker who leaves you with a note book full of inspiring ideas and implementable action points. Most impressive of all, in my opinion, is his generosity as a mentor/networker/colleague. Open- heartedness is one of my passions within my network and Mark has it in buckets. One of the best things in my first year of being a member of the PSA has been meeting you, Mark. Thank you.

CEO Ensize UK

I have been extremely lucky to attend one of Mark Lee’s conferences in Bucarest, Roumania. This conference was focused on how to stand out of the crowd and optimize the use of social networks to increase business.
This presentation was fun, enthusiastic, creative and, most of all, so relevant. As far as I’m concerned, following his advice has certainly been highly efficient! Thanks again Mark!

Head of Group Communication, Partnerships and Coordination Network, Cabex

“Mark Lee is the epitome of a ‘professional’ speaker. He was ‘top of the bill’ at an event I ran recently for an audience of other professional speakers. Dealing with him was a joy – even his introduction didn’t need any editing (and I can’t say that often). He performed exactly on brief by informing and entertaining our guests with a MAGICAL finish.”

Jackie Barrie
Copywriting expert and Past President of the South East Region of the Professional Speaking Association

After knowing Mark for several years through the Professional Speaking Association, I recently had the pleasure of seeing him speak at the annual Mega conference in front of 200 professional speakers. Mark is warm and engaging on stage and tailored his Standout Success message to ensure the audience received useful takeaways on how to be a standout speaker. To top it off, he reinforced his message by incorporating magic in his talk – a great way to stand out!

Mel Sherwood
Pitch & Presentation Specialist – Multi Award Winning Professional Speaker

Mark absolutely delivers great value as a professional speaker. He gives great ‘takeaways’ that are practical and useable immediately – in other words, what his audience wants. His talks are fun, entertaining and educational for business professionals and those serious about seeking out the best advice from an authority in his field. If you think Mark looks like the right speaker for your event, workshop or seminar – HE IS! Happy to recommend him.

QJ
Leadership development expert and President of the South East Region of the Professional Speaking Association

I have had the honour of knowing Mark for over a decade; he is the embodiment of a complete professional, an inspirational speaker and a damn good magician to boot. Mark possesses that rare gift of being able to totally connect with his audience, to take their language and at the same time to deliver a message in a way that raises pubic speaking to art form.

Tax Policy Adviser for the Association of Accounting Technicians

Kreston was delighted that Mark was able to speak at the Kreston 2015 EMEA Conference in Rome – The presentation was lively and interactive and I’ve no doubt that Kreston partners will confidently STAND OUT when bidding for more work. 90% of the delegates scored Mark – good to excellent, which is outstanding.

CEO of Kreston International

Mark presented at our Accountancy body (CIMA) local branch meeting and was very entertaining, as well as imparting lots of tips and advice in a clear and concise way with a few magic tricks thrown in…He also followed up via email with the materials from his presentation plus other useful links straight afterwards. I’d definitely recommend him to present at other events.

Jonathan Hynes
Europe CFO – Global Business Partners (GBP) at IBM

Mark is an entertaining and magical speaker whose ability to weave his own stories into his speeches is second to none. When he spoke at the Professional Speaking Association’s annual conference in Nottingham he was exceptional. No audience is as tough as your peers, yet this audience was captivated and energised, a tough thing to do when you are speaking towards the end of a three day event. I’ve no doubt about Mark’s ability to add value to any professional services audience.

Founder of the xTEN club

    Brad Burton recommended that I speak to Mark when I first set out developing the Accountex idea. We hit it off straight away and Mark was integral to the early stages of developing the Accountex product. He said it would be hard but he believed in my ability and put his name to the event. Mark is very well respected in his industry and rightly so, he helped me every step of the way and contributed to making the event the success it was. Mark spoke at 3 different seminars at the show and was also the official guest editor of the official show guide. Needless to say I hope to continue working with Mark for many years to come.

    Scott Hider
    Founder of Accountex

    I absolutely love working with Mark! We have collaborated on several projects now, creating thought leadership pieces and presentations for the accountant public in the UK and for the Intuit customers I support. I find him refreshing in his approach and he is an excellent writer, plus he just makes me laugh! He is also a GENIUS regarding anything to do with Social Media, and to quote Guy Kawasaki, he somehow manages to be Enchanting in everything he does. In short, he will delight you.

    Alison Ball

    We approached Mark as we see him as almost an accountant celebrity. His in depth knowledge and understanding of the marketplace has been invaluable. He willingly shares his insights with us and our investors and he offers clear ideas and advice on strategy, marketing and product development. He’s also a really nice and down to earth chap.

    Emanur Rahman
    Co-founder & CEO - Onkho

    Mark Lee is one of the good guys. As well as being one of the truly ‘stand out’ thought leaders and advisors to the accounting profession worldwide, he is a wonderfully warm, helpful and caring individual. He has the rare gift of (1) understanding the numbers and technical side of accountancy, and (2) possessing the emotional intelligence to relate brilliantly to the people side of the profession. In a crowded world of experts and commentators, Mark is one of the few people I look to in the accounting world for insight, candidness, innovation, wisdom and gravitas. Highly recommended!

    Rob Brown
    Co-Founder: Accounting Influencers Roundtable (AIR)

    The SPC provides a wonderful supportive arena where members can engage in open discussions of challenges and issues being experienced, with Mark facilitating with his portfolio of sectorial expertise. It is a hotbed of solutions and I have always left the sessions with at least one take-away nugget

    David Frederick
    Marcus Bishop Accountants

    Really interesting to hear how other practitioners approach particular issues and Mark provides insightful anecdotes from his years of experience mentoring sole practitioners.  I got some valuable ideas which I plan to tweak and implement in my practice.

    Dan Devonald
    Einstein Tax

    This is a superb place to meet like-minded accountants who want to pool ideas and support each other. Mark creates a very relaxed environment without the pressure of hype or expectation

    Andy Downs
    Balloon Accounting

    I have found this course really helpful. Your analysis of current issues that sole-practitioners face is invaluable and your suggestions for improvement are useful and practical. This is a valuable resource that I will be referring back to again and again.

    Attendee - Successful Practice Programme

    I don’t know how you manage to make each week’s email feel as if you’re talking directly to me. You clearly really understand the issues facing small practitioners like me and your advice always make sense, is so practical and easy to follow.

    Attendee - Successful Practice Programme

    I wish I hadn’t put this off last year when I first heard about it. Now I’m getting your weekly emails I really appreciate what I was missing.

    Attendee - Successful Practice Programme

    I would like to thank you for the work you have completed for my firm. It has been extremely useful for us to be able to use your services as a personal mentor for certain individuals at varying stages of their careers. It has been particularly pleasing to see individuals respond to your bespoke mentoring sessions and you have managed to change their approach to their own career development and management of their teams in a most positive way. I am pleased to say that in each case we can see improved leadership and management abilities and this has certainly led to improved career opportunities for the people involved

    Andrew Denley
    Partner, Menzies, Chartered Accountants

    Mark is a consummate professional. A recognised expert in his field, but more importantly, he is willing to go the extra mile, to help friends, colleagues and clients. His Tax Advice network is not just generating a great reputation in the market, it’s earning a legendary reputation from his peers, and from those who are working closely with him and benefiting from his simple, but strategically, and tactically well thought through business support network. Highly Recommended: 10/10.

    Fraser Hay
    Marketing coach

    I have known Mark in different contexts over several years. He is engaging, proactive and a great networker. In addition, he is generous and supportive, and takes the time and trouble to extend a helping hand. In short, a rather good egg, I’d say.

    Phillip Kahn-Panni
    Speaker Coach

    I have known Mark Lee for almost 15 years. He is a first-rate speaker and seminar leader and has real in-depth understanding of the accountancy profession. His knowledge and experience also make him an excellent consultant.

    Chris Frederiksen
    Chairman The 2020 group

    Having heard Mark speaking at the ICPA’s 2015 Annual Conference in Daventry, I became more convinced of his sense of integrity and depth of knowledge and practical experience in the accountancy world. I have since signed up for his weekly Successful Practice Pack programme. I find this extremely useful. I recommend Mark’s works to any ambitious practitioner.

    Abraham Achiampong
    Accountant

    I heard Mark Lee speak at Accountex and found his talk engaging, fun but incredibly useful! I came away with loads of tips and ways to move my business forward. If you haven’t heard Mark speak I would recommend it.

    Anna Goodwin
    Accountant

    Mark is exceptional. He a highly engaging speaker who leaves you with a note book full of inspiring ideas and implementable action points. Most impressive of all, in my opinion, is his generosity as a mentor/networker/colleague. Open- heartedness is one of my passions within my network and Mark has it in buckets. One of the best things in my first year of being a member of the PSA has been meeting you, Mark. Thank you.

    CEO Ensize UK

    I have had the honour of knowing Mark for over a decade; he is the embodiment of a complete professional, an inspirational speaker and a damn good magician to boot. Mark possesses that rare gift of being able to totally connect with his audience, to take their language and at the same time to deliver a message in a way that raises pubic speaking to art form.

    Tax Policy Adviser for the Association of Accounting Technicians

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