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

6 Ways Live Streaming Events Can Benefit Your Business

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5 Business Disaster Tips for When Things Go Wrong

You can never be sure if or when a business disaster is lurking around the corner. It could come in… Read More

Hire the Best Large Scale Display Solution for Your Business

Effective visual information and marketing display is more important than ever for brands trying to cut through the noise. That’s… Read More

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Make Ideas Reality with the Latest Tech

Turning ideas into reality is an important step for many businesses trying to enhance customer engagement and stand out from… Read More

How to Use Tech to Make an Impression

Success in business is heavily influenced by the image your brand portrays. It’s also influenced by the impact you make on… Read More

Data Capture Technology Helps You Make the Most of Your Event

You’ve set up the venue, prepared engaging content and invited key stakeholders. However, to truly make the most of your… Read More

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Every successful venue and event calls on the contributions of reliable and knowledgeable vendors. Choosing event suppliers is therefore a… Read More

Corporate Event Planning Tips

Corporate events are not for the faint-hearted. The truth is there may be easier ways to get your name out… Read More

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