Mark Bates

Professional Journey:
Throughout his career, Mark has held a wide range of roles, in sales, operations marketing and strategy. Always keen to be involved with cutting edge technology and innovation; before his time with Hire Intelligence Mark has been involved with medical device product launches, special gases insulation innovations, and digitalisation / channel management projects. He worked for 6 years with BOC, and then 6 years with the Linde Group.

Mark joined Hire Intelligence in 2017, and Mark was General Manager when significant adjustments were needed to keep the company profitable during the Covid pandemic. Mark is continuing to restructure Hire Intelligence with a strategy focussed on key sectors. The team in the UK & Ireland are ensuring they can offer solutions and services alongside the best hire products. Even in the 6 years since Mark has joined there has been a lot of change in tech requirements, especially in the Virtual Reality and Digital Signage spaces.

Educational Background and Interests:

Armed with a degree in Genetics, Mark tries to stay abreast of emerging trends and technologies. This includes trying to understand coding and undertaking CS50 course, and learning to use AI software products effectively. Mark has a fundamental belief that regulated innovation can help support a better future for all, and thus is most excited when Hire Intelligence are supporting global events, and important research projects.

Personal Philosophy and Interests:

Mark believes in the power of data analysis and questioning – seeking information, and spotting patterns to help find opportunities to help. He also believes in the power of buy-in; Clients and team members should all know what we are aiming for, and how our efforts all fit together in delivering upon our ambitions.

Mark lives in West London, enjoys travelling, football, boxing and music.

Posts by Mark Bates

Virtual Reality Event
Virtual Reality Hire. VR Rental Events: Plan to succeed

VR experiences can be an immersive & wonderful. Hire Intelligence own and can provide for hire Headsets from Oculus, Meta,… Read More

Hire Intelligence
Technology: From Dry-Hire to Solutions

At Hire Intelligence we state that our ambition is to be ‘the most RESPECTED technology rental provider’. We DO NOT… Read More

Technology for Creative Industries

As the grip of lockdowns and Covid restrictions loosens, our business has witnessed two unexpected yet promising trends. Firstly, the… Read More

Use Data Capture Devices to Improve Event Outcomes

The modern business event has two connected objectives. Firstly, to successfully promote your brand, products and services by engaging attendees;… Read More

6 Tips for Using Technology to Increase Productivity

A successful business does a lot more than simply develop great products or offer great services. It must also be… Read More

Event Supplier Tips – 9 Things to Consider When Choosing a Vendor

Planning a successful business event requires meticulous attention to detail, especially when it comes to selecting the right equipment and… Read More

How to Turn a Business Idea into Reality with the Latest Tech

Innovation comes in all different shapes and sizes. However, the one constant is the need for strategic and creative approaches.… Read More

5 Reasons to Use Temporary WiFi for Events

Modern events rely on strong WiFi coverage to keep everyone connected all of the time. However, there are business incentives as… Read More

What Does Augmented Reality Do – and How Can You Use it to Your Advantage?

As augmented reality (AR) continues to evolve, AR innovations and applications increasingly influence how we view the world around us.… Read More

Surface Hub Software and Interactive Touchscreen Make Collaboration Easy

The contemporary workplace is built on the benefits of effective collaboration. Many people across various business locations often need to… Read More

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