Thank you so much for your amazing energy and for getting everyone so involved. It was tremendous fun and the atmosphere was fantastic. I’m really grateful for what you put into it to make all the sessions such a success.
Chris Weston – Managing Director, Centrica Business Services
Thank you Mark. I absolutely loved the drumming session and have heard such positive comments from attendees. Whilst it nudged people out of their predefined comfort zone I think it drummed them into their new comfort zone! Desired effect!
Janneke Dobbinga – RBS
Every element went down well and was enjoyed by all. It really lightened up what could have been a heavy going information overload conference, and broke down barriers and brought people together. Good job!!
Hannah Edwards – Balfour Beatty
TIFFANY & CO
Thank you to you and your team, you quickly understood our key messages and delivered them perfectly. We’ve had incredible feedback from our delegates, many of whom named the drumming as a stand out component of the conference. You really can work a room!!
Maya Knight – Projects & Events Manager, Tiffany & Co.
Mark, what a fabulous experience! It has been a pleasure working with you, as you are clearly not just a passionate musician but also an outstanding performer and facilitator. Thank you for making us comfortable to try something new and to share this experience as a team. Truly unforgettable!
Johanna Thompson – MARS Chocolate UK
BELRON UK LIMITED T/A AUTOGLASS® AND LADDAW®
I just wanted to say a big thank you for the fantastic session you delivered at our Managers’ Conference this week. You are brilliant at what you do, your delivery was spot on and the way you weaved our business messages into your sessions was great. I’ve picked up really great feedback (even from those who said they felt a little uncomfortable at the start). Our Exec Team really enjoyed it and I think it supported us in creating a strong energy and vibe in comparison with past conferences.
Jo Fryer – Head of HR, Belron Uk Limited T/A Autoglass® And Laddaw®
What can I say…I was very impressed!! I was a little nervous about drumming, as people are often so reserved that they won’t join in, but it was great to see everyone so enthused. I think this is very much down to your energetic and contagious enthusiasm. Thank you once again for truly adding value to my event.
Jo Tate – HSBC Corporate Events
WOW – thank you! How impressive to get all 300+ up and enjoying themselves. Feedback on the whole day has been pretty good – but unanimously positive for you and your team.
Rich Davies – Wireless MGR System Engineering Lead, Alcatel-Lucent
Your enthusiasm was totally infectious, capturing everyone’s imagination, and your ability to connect with people and motivate them was fantastic… We created a wonderful sound between us, and everyone is already saying they want you back at our next event. Thank you once again…
Jan McKewan – Event Organiser, Virgin Atlantic
Hi Mark, just wanted to say a HUGE Thank You for Tuesday. Everyone I spoke to after the session said they thoroughly enjoyed it, even the sceptical ones who wouldn’t have dreamed of singing in public or doing a haka!! It was a great success for us, and really hit the spot in terms of the ‘art of possibility’ and the ‘power of great teamwork’!
Rachel Wicks – Channel Marketing Manager, Xerox
Just thought I would write to say a huge thank you – you did really well and everyone enjoyed it immensely, (even the ones we thought would be a bit sceptical). I have had great feedback from all our team, so thank you again Mark for a fine event – we will definitely be recommending you to our colleagues.
Rochelle Symons – Tesco
Mark, they absolutely loved it! The feedback has been brilliant and I now have loads of people queuing up for your services! I will have a look at their needs and let you know when the next date will be. Watch this space!
Louise Foster – Learning and Development Manager, Debenhams
A MASSIVE thank-you for yesterday afternoon – we all really enjoyed it and I have only had positive feedback! I will be sure to recommend you to the other teams.
Carrie-Ann Jefferies – Downstream-One Communications and PMO Coordinator, Shell
Thanks Mark – it was a pleasure to work with you guys and I will let you know dates for the next conference as soon as I have them!
Aileen Markey – HR Manager, MSN EMEA & International Sales
Just wanted to say thanks once again for such an excellent finale to our conference on Friday. You and the team put on a great show, really picking up on the themes of the conference and putting them into effect in a highly enjoyable way – fabulous.
Mick Parker – Supply Chain Strategy-Programme Manager, RS Components
Thank you for a truly great workshop last week. It was a fun bonding event and definitely achieved our goal. Everyone in the group really enjoyed it and walked away energised and inspired.
Sacha Dekker – Head Of Sales Effectiveness, LinkedIn International
Just a quick note to thank you again for a fantastic session last week….the feedback from everyone was overwhelmingly positive.
Nicola Basely – Head of HR, Shop Direct
You and the boys did a fantastic job, pitched perfectly for the audience, and not in the easiest of venues. The number of mentions you’ve had in the last 24 hours has been countless and I will carry a number of the images of smiling faces around the room with me for some while. Thank you, and I’m sure we will work together again.
Jonathan Crookall – HR Director, Specsavers
Just wanted to send you an email to say thank you for the fantastic boomwhacker session yesterday! I must admit that after such a heavy night before, I had my doubts whether this session would be a success. But Mark was absolutely amazing, and the sales force were buzzing – I have had fantastic feedback (not just from the reps, but from the sales managers and our CEO as well) and will highly recommend Mark and his team in the future.
Product manager – Servier
You did an absolutely superb job, the client was delighted and I am extremely grateful for the energy and professionalism that you gave to the event. Where do you get your energy from? I really do hope we can do it again soon. Please pass on my thanks to the rest of your team.
Ruth Pavion Bray – organiser Vodafone Conference, Birmingham Metropole
LUCOZADE RIBENA SUNTORY
It really was fantastic and I have shared you details with my whole team so they may be in touch this year for other events.
George Lamb – Lucozade Ribena Suntory
I just wanted to thank you for all your efforts in setting up our drumming experience in Dublin last month. Although some people were visibly reticent at first, it was amazing to see how everyone bought into the experience and ended up thoroughly enjoying themselves (in fact, I think they would have liked more time on the drums!). It was a great finale to our very successful conference and I hope that we meet again sometime in the future.
Phil Austin – Commercial Director, CIGNA Healthcare
The feedback was brilliant, everybody thought that the drumming was memorable. Hope we get to work together again and I will recommend you to anybody who asks!
Sharon M Naylor – National Grid, SHES Strategic Support Officer
The event was an outstanding success and I’ve had loads of positive feedback. Thank you once again for making the event a very memorable one.
Joanne La Roche – Kimberley Clark
LLOYDS TSB COMMERCIAL BANKING
Brilliant feedback from everyone on Friday – we all thought it went really well – Ian was asked ‘how are you going to follow that?’…which said it all.
John Baldwin – Senior Manager Commercial, Lloyds TSB Commercial Banking
Just a brief note to say a big thank you to yourself and Joe for your session yesterday. It hit the spot perfectly and I had people coming up to me for the remainder of the day to say how much they had enjoyed it!
Kim Brosnan – Talent & Leadership, Boots Opticians
TRINITY MIRROR GROUP
Thank you so much for your time and energy during our conference! It was a great way to pick the team up in the morning and everyone has been speaking really positive about you.
Rachel Chamberlain – Trinity Mirror
RUGBY FOOTBALL UNION
The sessions was fantastic, everyone is still talking about it now! Paul and the team were incredible, they created such energy which is no mean feat given how hungover some of the guys were. The session definitely worked well indoors so there was no need to head outside, in fact the noise it generated and the acoustics in the lecture theatre were amazing.
Erin Kirby – Rugby Football Union
FINANCIAL CONDUCT AUTHORITY
Many thanks Mark, and the same for your guys, it was fantastic working with you all and will definitely use you again!
Nikki Hall – Financial Conduct Authority
Thank you for the wonderful performance you and your crew provided, and for being so flexible. It was a real pleasure to work with you. You and your team really livened up the event and made it memorable.
Julia Ramirez – Adidas, Germany
Just a quick note to thank you so much for an energising and fun event yesterday. Your enthusiasm and passion were infectious and contributed greatly to a really enjoyable couple of hours. Feedback from my colleagues has been very positive.
Paul Massie – BUPA
We all had such a wonderful time – thank you so much for a truly fabulous event – everyone enjoyed it.
Jenny McFarlane – International Development Manager, AXA ICAS
Just a short note to say thanks for the excellent work, professionalism and passion shown by everyone today. This was really appreciated by the whole of the Executive team and it has definitely made a positive impact, which is exactly what we wanted.
Elliot Seymour – Human Resources Director, Turbomeca UK
What an amazing session you ran for us last week. Thank you so much, we just loved it and it was exactly what we needed. It worked brilliantly. I am sure we would love to do something again in the future either for ourselves, at one of our events or both.
Sarah McCaldin – Director, Hanson Wade
SECURE TRUST BANK
Just wanted to drop you a line on behalf of the conference team to say a big thank you to you and your team. The entrance piece certainly made people realise that we had raised the bar. The main session certainly sealed that, with people buzzing in the bar afterwards and on Facebook today. As you saw we have a wide demographic but your session was enjoyed by all – it was indeed epic!
Jonathan Wilson – Head of Marketing and Sales, Secure Trust Bank
EFG ASSET MANAGEMENT
It was a great pleasure to have you at our offsite. Many thanks indeed to you and your team for your efforts. It was very much appreciated – I have had nothing but positive feedback with regard to your drumming session. On a personal level, I was feeling somewhat nervous before the session because it is hard to know how people will react. Your infectious enthusiasm and the slick, professional way in which you ran the session ensured that my nerves were quickly calmed. I would have no hesitation in recommending you to others.
Daniel Murray – EFG Asset Management
MECHLINE DEVELOPMENTS LIMITED
I thought that the drumming and haka were so well received, we certainly hadn’t expected everyone to participate – but they did!
Gemma Gibbard – Marketing and Communications Executive, Mechline Developments Limited
HELP FOR HEROES
What a roaring success you were! Thank you for a really great ending to a somewhat staid dinner!
Sarah Sneesby – Events Co-ordinator, Help for Heroes
I can tell you that you were a massive hit. In the bar at the party so many people came up to me to say how much they loved the drumming section, but were also so surprised that they got into the Haka! Brilliant as always and your flexibility and professionalism was gratefully received personally.
Mark Lewis – Director, Wildsmith Productions, www.wildsmithproductions.com
A big THANK YOU for yesterday. Please also pass on our thanks to Paul and Joe, you all complement each other so well. The sessions were very motivational and, personally, I found them very addictive… I may even take up drumming! We have had some great feedback from the staff too. I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending you to anyone.
Julia Bell – PA to Managing Director, Wyboston Lakes
Just a quick note to say a big thanks for yesterday. I think the session was a big success and perfect for our theme.
Lucy O’Neill – Star Medical
Thanks again for an amazing experience at our conference. Our team absolutely loved the drumming this afternoon as well as the drum waiters last night. The feedback we have had is excellent.
Carole Edmond – Managing Director, Bright Horizons Family Solutions
SENTINEL HOUSING ASSOCIATION
Thank you so much for a great session you led at our staff conference last Thursday. Your energy and enthusiasm is infectious.
Cathryn Gee – Head of HR, Sentinel Housing Association
OPENING DOORS & VENUES
It was the perfect way to gather delegates back after lunch and then ensure they’re not going to doze off! One tweet said it was the first time they’d see a room full of delegates doing what they were told!
Rose Padmore – Professional Conference Organiser, Opening Doors & Venues
LINGUA FRANCA INTERNATIONAL
As expected, had an amazing response after the brilliant performance you arranged at the SIRIUS Buying Group Awards Dinner. At breakfast the morning after, people will still flowing with excellent compliments of having an amazing and different evening of entertainment. Well done!
Stuart Hopwood – Lingua Franca International
SPICERHAART ESTATE AGENTS
Can I say a huge thanks to you, Phil and Joe for your performance yesterday. The feedback from the staff was just amazing. Very different and very entertaining.
Jonathan Martin – Spicerhaart
MARSHALL MOTOR GROUP
We had superb feedback and the guys were buzzing after you left. Huge thanks for your very energetic slot!
Nick Sales – Group Financial Controller Marshall Motor Group
A huge thank you for Tuesday, it went down so well with everyone!
Serin Hasan – Global Information Services, British Council
A quick mail from myself to thank you for leading a fantastic session last week in Budapest. Your high level of energy meant that almost everyone in the room took full participation in not only the drumming, but also the Haka, which really did surprise me. The feedback from ARIAD team was excellent and I’m certain that few will have ever done anything like this. Certainly it was my first experience like this in almost 23 years working in this industry.
Matt Mason – Ariad
We had a great time and the team are still talking about it. It was a real fun evening.
Toyin Sangolade – Shell
Just a quick note to say thank you for the valuable contribution that you made to our Project Management Away-day last Thursday. The feedback on the drumming etc. has been fantastic and I am sure that it is an activity that all who attended will remember for a long time to come – I know of groups who are still talking about it days on.
Debbie Lewis – Project Manager, Corporate IT, HBOS
Thank you so much for such a fantastic session on Thursday. Everyone enjoyed themselves immensely and didn’t stop talking about it all evening! Needless to say I have already been recommending you to anyone who will listen.
Karen Freemantle – Hanson Wade
The concept of the Future Today worked well and the boomwhackers were certainly a hit!
Jason Sullivan – Canon UK
Thank you again for providing a musical session at our event, everyone’s feedback on the evening was fantastic.
Cherelle Wallace – Stems
The session went down a treat at our annual conference. We have had loads of positive feedback.
Stacey Graham – The Chartered Institute For Payrolls and Pensions Professionals (CIPP)
SECURE TRUST BANK
Thank you so much for a fabulous event. You certainly engaged our employees and the chatter on Facebook yesterday regarding your event was very energising. Thank you for everything.
Charlotte Watkins – Marketing Assistant, Secure Trust Bank
Thanks again for the session last week – the team really enjoyed themselves.
Aileen Cowler – L&D Specialist , Learning & Organisational Development, NFU Mutual
We would like to say a huge thank you for the sessions you delivered yesterday. They were very well received and clearly achieved the outcomes we were aiming for. We particularly appreciated your flexible approach to a diverse group, this with your experience and style of delivery made the session a fun and energetic experience for all. I look forward to working with you again, and I will be in touch soon with a request for more sessions.
Bee Narga-Martin – People & Talent Development Consultant, Transform Sandwell
Firstly I want to say thanks so much for being at our conference and helping it run smoothly. Secondly the feedback we have received has been fab – the best part of the day. I will certainly be recommending you to people in the future
Caroline Armstrong – Fairplace, Savile Group
Once again thank you so much to you and your team. I cannot put into words the level of enthusiasm and motivation you created at our Staff Day yesterday. I have continually been told today that yesterday was our best staff day ever!
Julie Fox – Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS,)
Thank you for all your support with Friday’s event. The feedback has been fantastic. The client emailed to say: “I think it will be difficult to top Mark’s enthusiasm for any future events, he made the day for everyone.” Difficult to top that compliment! We will be using your services again in the future.
Zoe Waterhouse – Banks-Sadler
Thank you so much for a terrific slot at our Town Hall conference. You really put your heart and soul into your performance and we really appreciated the way you used our theme so cleverly.
Hilary Figg – Lexis Nexis
I had lots of very positive comments about the event and also your enthusiasm in engaging the attendees. I didn’t get any negative feedback and the most common comment was “That was great fun and completely different from what we expected!” So many thanks again for giving us a very enjoyable and memorable event.
Paul Clapham – Director of Supply Chain, Canon Europe
On behalf of all of us here at Virgin Holidays I just wanted to write to say a huge thank you for all your hard work at Hickstead Showground. How you managed to keep going in the heat with such enthusiasm was amazing… hopefully we can work together again in the future.
Kathryn Beadle – Director, Sales and Marketing, Virgin Holidays Ltd
CATTLES INVOICE FINANCE
Just a quick note to say thank you for your session at our Conference on Friday. The feedback from so many colleagues has been fantastic, the best conference ever, and the Boomwhackers were the best part! How on earth are we going to beat it next year?! So thank you once again for building such great energy and team spirit in what was a very quick 30 minute section.
Nicole Nixon – Marketing Communications Manager, Cattles Invoice Finance
Thank you for your enthusiasm at our event yesterday – I think that people will be talking about it for quite a while!
Steven Rice – BAA
Thank you for helping to make today so fantastic for Bank of America. They went away with great big smiles and lots of positive feedback. The energy and enthusiasm you created with the boomwhackers was brilliant, as well as the linking back to the real world which worked really well.
Lyn Bayley – Successfactory, organiser of MBNA team day
CISAC WORLD CONGRESS
I am writing to thank you for your excellent contribution to the CISAC conference last week. For us you were a highlight and the fact that you managed to engage the delegates so fully was admirable and something that was seen as quite an achievement. We really liked the spontaneous feel to the music making and were very appreciative of your flexibility and willingness to work what was not an ideal performance space.
David Francis, Entertainment Co-ordinator, CISAC World Congress
HIGH PEAK COMMUNITY HOUSING
Very good feedback on both the workshops and the final event – it was brilliant.
Sarah-Jane Walmsley – HR Manager, High Peak Community Housing
THALES TRAINING & CONSULTANCY
Thank you so much for your energy and efforts, everyone was delighted, everyone had fun and it has been talked about with some positivity ever since. Not only is the action and involvement fun but your contagious energy and passion make it really come to life. I still hear the odd person chanting ‘mu nay ja ja ja’ around the office!
Karen Osborn – National Account Manager, Thales Training & Consultancy
Just wanted to say a huge thank you from everyone at Shared Intelligence for your help in making our away day a success. The feedback from the drumming has been absolutely amazing. Everyone’s still talking about it and I’ve even heard the odd attempt at a human beat box resounding around the office!
Celia Raw – Shared Intelligence
DOMINION HOUSING GROUP
I have to e-mail you just to let you know that the feedback regarding your session has been very positive – everyone enjoyed it, it certainly made people laugh and they all left in high spirits, so thanks again.
Helen McGeachie – Dominion Housing group
GWENT ALCOHOL PROJECT
I’m just writing to say thank you very much for the fantastic afternoon. Without exception everyone has said how much they enjoyed the whole thing and they are all feeling refreshed and highly motivated. It has been a topic of conversation all week and has really boosted team morale. Mission accomplished as far as I’m concerned. It was everything I hoped for and more.
Mel Siddon – Gwent Alcohol project
PURE CREATION AGENCY
Thanks so much for all your amazing energy and hard work last week. I am still coming down from the incredible buzz that surrounded the day and I know that a lot of people will remember that day for a long time to come. I am sure that we will work together again and I thank the day I found your details on the internet!
Hilary Bowen – Pure Creation