Mark’s recent presentation to our national Sales team was uplifting, inspirational and a fantastic way to end the event! His personal story of courage in the face of such adversity, setting really stretching personal goals and his commitment to achieving them will inspire even the most cynical amongst us to achieve more…

Peter MulholandField Sales Controller, Lucozade Ribena Suntory Ltd

Over the years, I have had the opportunity to see many inspiring and motivational speakers in action, but I must say Mark’s story was quite simply, astonishing and one that will stay with me throughout my career.

It is no surprise the team are still talking about Mark now, and I feel quite certain all of them will have found inspiration in his powerful and engaging presentation.

Steve MurrellsRetail Chief Executive The Co-operative Group

Having reflected on Mark Colbourne’s journey I can honestly say he is a special individual and his story truly transcends sport. He made Scape’s CEO forum a fantastic event and we all agreed his session made the difference.

Mark RobinsonChief Executive, Scape

Mark had quite clearly done his homework about the local authority and on the evening presented one of the councillors with a framed gold winner’s stamp, which was a lovely touch. He was outstanding and one of the best presentations and speakers I’ve seen (and I’ve seen quite a few over the years).

Anne BoydChief Executive, Sport Cheshire

We are incredibly grateful to Mark for presenting at the Sports Awards evening on Tuesday. With the change in leadership and priorities of the school it was so important that we made this an outstanding evening. With Mark’s contribution it was indeed just that. The fact that he was given a standing ovation was testament as to how good he was. The feedback from the headteacher was  that Mark was the best guest speaker she had been witness too despite having a seen a considerable number over the years.

To have obtained someone of Mark’s calibre as the guest speaker meant the evening will live long in the memory of those fortunate to have heard Mark’s story.

Stefan EedeAssistant Headteacher, The North School

Mission Sports and Mark Colbourne have been working together for over a year to handle Mark’s commercial affairs. Gareth Needham from Mission Sports deals with Mark’s ongoing commercial obligations and interests including his corporate speaking. Gareth will work with you every step of the way to ensure that booking Mark is as easy as it should be. From initial enquiry right through to the event itself, Gareth has extensive experience in ensuring that the process remains as seamless as possible and would be delighted to here from you!

Gareth graduated from Cardiff University with both an undergraduate Business Management degree and an MBA in Business Administration before taking up a position within a Wimbledon law firm. It wasn’t long before Gareth jumped into the commercial side of sport, taking on the role of Commercial Manager at Mission Sports shortly after the London 2012 Olympics.

Mission Sports has specialised in Athlete Management since the company was founded by Adam Wheatley and Ian Botham 12 years ago. Mission provides a range of services to athletes, both current and former, that allows them to fulfill their on-field potential, raise their public profile, and ultimately maximise their financial earnings.

Gareth NeedhamMission Sports Management

“Mark gave an amazing insight into the strength of the human body and mind to overcome change. We can all take inspiration from Mark.”

Steve BowcottChief Operations Officer, Kier Group

“Mark Colbourne was the key speaker at our recent Corporate Values Day event where he addressed our entire work force of over 350 people. It is not only Mark’s personal story that is so remarkable”

Paul GoodhandManaging Director, Knoor-Bremse Rail UK

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