Yep, there have been many nicknames… Jimmy (Hendrix), Hendroid, Marko, Hendy, Hendybum, Hendo and Henders – to name but a few. Now, the most commonly used is Henders – but let’s get back to Mark!
In addition to Opera and Education for kids, Mark has helped Shanty Productions with their exciting new contemporary filming of ‘A Twelfth Night’ by William Shakespeare and directed by Adam Smethurst. Providing the potential portal for a whole new approach to teaching Shakespeare, with an interactive app. for schools & educators worldwide.
In brief, Mark began has publishing career over 25 years ago and grew his company to be one of the UK’s leading providers of tourism & high end brand publications. which was then sold to Morris Visitor Publications (MVP) subsequently establishing it as the largest publisher of visitor magazines in the world.
After remaining as CEO & Publisher at MVP until 2005, he then spent the next 3 years at the forefront of mobile interaction with print & scanners, the first app that turned your mobile phone into a 1, 2 & 3D QR|DM code reader simply by pointing your phone at a code, on screen or in print. Having branded UpCode and created their initial marketing & sales campaigns ‘ignite your imagination‘, the adoption of this technology has been implemented worldwide from ticketing to mobile payments.
During that time, Mark also continued to work as an independent publisher and his work with travel industry and tourism partners. His company won the contract for, and publishes the ‘Official Souvenir Guide to Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum & Grounds.‘
Mark now spends his time back in the UK with his wife Saskia, a Dutch Voice Over, and their two children Gemma, who’s an Event Coordinator for Momentum Worldwide & Christiaan who’s a HotJar Hero (and does Improv & Stand-Up comedy.) In addition to the publishing co., Mark also has three (soon four) patents pending, designed to potentially help improve healthcare for millions of people around the world.
From 2009 until late 2017, Mark also worked between London & Corfu, where he restored and owns one of Greece’s Top 25 B&B’s [TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Award Winner 2016-2018] The Merchant’s House in Corfu’s oldest mountain village, Old Perithia, an historic ‘Heritage Protected Village.’ In a ‘Designated Area of Natural Beauty.’ Over the past 8 years he has been gently bringing back to life, achieving many awards and accolades from the international press including; ‘Best Hotels Greek Islands & Europe‘ Telegraph Travel, The Independent, Times Travel, DKChoice Eyewitness Guide Corfu, Fodor’s, RoughGuides, BAHighlife, Easyjet Traveller, LonelyPlanet, Great Small Hotels in Greece and on ITV‘s Corfu ‘A tale of two islands.’