DEREK MARKS - CV
2014 - Present | Cruise 1st TV & TV Cruise Channel | Cruise Presenter & Producer
Presenting exclusive worldwide cruise and stay holidays for two TV channels. A mix of studio and location shows, sharing cruise brand knowledge and worldwide cruise port information.
2014 - Present | Pavers Shoes | TV Presenter
Main Presenter for Pavers Shoes TV and online promotions. Showcasing many different themed collections, as well as former fashion clothing range Autonomy.
2020 - Present | Crafter's Companion | Crafter's TV Presenter
Main presenter for the Crafter's Companion digital TV channel, Crafter's TV. Presenting crafting products, with in-depth demonstrations from the team of guests - headed up by Sara Davies, founder and Creative Director
2019 - 2020 | Gemporia | Gems TV Presenter
Derek returned to Jewellery auction channel Gems TV to present fast-paced reverse auctions of genuine gemstone Jewellery and homewares
2019 - 2020 | Hochanda | Presenter
Derek joined the team at popular Hobbies, Arts and Crafts Channel. Presenting a wide range of crafting products - working with guest presenters who inspire with a variety of imaginative projects across many mediums
2017 - 2019 | Immediate Media | JewelleryMaker TV | Presenter
Freelance Presenter. Working with guest designers - presenting and demonstrating Jewellery making supplies and techniques.
2016 - 2019 | Immediate Media | Sewing Quarter - Launch Consultant and Presenter
Part of the launch project team for The Sewing Quarter TV channel - working on translation of popular craft magazine titles to TV maintaining brand look and feel, and Immediate Media’s values. Advising on presentation, strategy, training, studio and product selection. Played matchmaker for talent for the on-air team. Also appeared on screen on with test show formats, and continued providing show cover for the channel.
2017 - 2019 | Price Crash TV | Presenter/Producer
Reviving the format of Price Crash TV over a decade after it first appeared on UK TV screens. Presenting and demonstrating household and gift items.
2009 - 2016 | tjc / The Jewellery Channel | Presenter
Host for LIVE auction TV Channel featuring Jewellery, Gifts and accessories in a fast-paced format. Also collaborated in merchandising, product design and worldwide location reporting for the channel.
2010 - 2014 | Holiday and Cruise Channel | Presenter & Producer
Instrumental in bringing this cruise agency to TV within a few weeks in 2010. Devised and collaborated on show formats and style. Main presenter for cruise holiday sales presentation shows, both in studio and on location on cruise ships.
2012 | Ace TV | Presenter & Demonstrator
Presenter for this collectibles show with expert Gary Ashburn, as well as demonstrating various novelty products.
2008 - 2010 | Digital Television | Presenter - Lifestyle & News
Presenter for 'Shine!' lifestyle magazine show. Also hosted topical panel format 'Spotlight'. Bulletin Newsreader.
2010 | Ideal World TV | Guest Presenter
Demonstrator for a new range of household products for the UK's second largest live TV Channel.
2007 - 2009 | Gems TV | Presenter
Presenter for this Jewellery auction shopping channel. One of the first regular faces to appear when the channel secured some of the earliest Freeview teleshopping slots.
2007 | JML Direct | Guest Presenter
Demonstrator for new cleaning product 'Doktor Power' for TV commercial and store POS video.
2004 - 2007 | YES TV | Presenter
Launch and Anchor Presenter for Yes TV/Price Crash TV and Gemtique brands. After recording of a single infomercial, Derek became one of the launch team for this discounter 'price dropping' style channel. Producting live, unscripted sales presentations and high-repeat demonstration of household and lifestyle products.
2012- 2018 | Complete Media Services | Presenter
Lead presenter promoting the video and media services company. Available for corporate messages, webinars and advertising features
2012 - 2018 | Candu Media | Presenter/Voiceover
Voice over artist for various infomercial product videos for a range of international brands such as Robert Dyas, Giles and Posner and Salter. Also voiced UK TV commercial for YouFrame.
2007 - 2015 | Videotile | Web Video Presenter
Hired for various corporate clients as a web video presenter, to bring promotions and key messages to life. He has appeared for many campaigns including Vodafone, AstraZenica. Also web host for a variety of e-learning courses.
2011 - 2013 ao.com | Consultant/Presenter
Derek worked with ao.com on their 'Appliances Online' review formatting. Collaborated with the AV team on approach overhaul, changing methods and style of the customer review offering to increase engagement and uplift. Also engaged to refresh demographic templates and working with the team of review presenters to improve techniques.
2007 - 2009 | Findel Group Plc | Presenter, Producer and Consultant
Assisting a new AV team on a web sales format for the Express Gifts, Studio and Kleeneze brands in video content. Also placed and mentored presenters, delivering significant sales uplift in various categories.
2018 - 2020 | Rock Radio (Gibraltar) | Programming and Management Consultant
2014 - 2017 | Diva Radio (online) | Breakfast Show Presenter
2010 - 2014 | 96.9 The Bay (now Heart Lancashire&Cumbria) | Presenter
Presenter for Saturday lunchtime show, trebling existing audience(source: rajar), as well as receiving an 'ON AIR CONTRIBUTION AWARD' from the station in recognition of popularity in client sponsored 'Bay Comes to You' outside broadcast shows.
2007 - 2012 | Trafficlink (Inrix) | Travel Reporter & Information Editor
Broadcasting traffic and travel news to BBC and Commercial Radio Stations. Appearing on BBC local radio stations, as well as national such as Jazz FM, TalkSport, LBC and the former Highways Agency/Traffic Radio.
2004 | Magic 999 (Lancashire) | Presenter
Swing Presenter for this commercial radio station for Lancashire
2000 - 2004 | Dune FM (Lancashire & Merseyside) | Presenter
Weekend breakfast show presenter, progressing to the stations' weekday breakfast show
2002 - 2004 | Liver FM (Liverpool) | Chorley Local Radio | Barrow Local Radio | Presenter
Trial 28 day RSL radio stations in Northwest England
2002 - 2005 | Kit Kat Radio/Holiday Rock FM | Presenter
Presenter for the in-house radio station for Blackpool Pleasure Beach
2002 | AA Roadwatch | Travel Broadcaster
1997 - 2000 | Wish FM | Webmaster
Created launch website for new local radio station for Wigan and St Helens
LIVE EVENT HOSTING
Immediate Media - Sewing Quarter Press Launch - Compere/Interviewer (2017)
The Jewellery Channel Customer Events, Central London - Compere (2009-16)
The Southport 'Line Dance for Macmillan' - Compere (2003-12)
The Lune Valley Country Fair, Lancashire - Compere (2011)
The DIY and Gardening Show, Earls Court - Compere (2007)
Marks and Spencer - Nationwide &more Store Events Live Compere (2006-08)
The Southport Travel and Leisure Show - Live Host (2004)
Golfworld in the Park - Southport - Live Host (2004)
Southport Flower Show - Stage & Gardener's Question Time Presenter (2004)
Thwaites Brewery Trade Fair - Live Compere, Blackpool (2003)h