“On Wednesday we used the services of a gentleman called Mark Ormrod as part of a team building day in Plymouth. Without spoiling the story, Mark had a bit of a setback on Xmas Eve 2007. I have seen a few speakers over the years at these events with mixed results. Marks talk has real impact as it is the story of how an ordinary man has accomplished some quite extraordinary achievements by challenging convention, accepted thinking, and himself. Whilst his story could be harrowing, It is delivered with warmth, humour and in a style that allows the audience of whatever level to empathise and reflect on what is possible.  At the end of the talk, Mark received a standing ovation. From a business perspective the day achieved exactly what we hoped. Since Mark came and delivered his speech the employee sick rate went from 10% down to 2% and has remained at 2% ever since. Should Amey use the services of speakers at future events, I would thoroughly recommend Marks services.”

Paul Anderson – Amey

“I had the great pleasure of hearing Mark speak at a meeting of the D Group in London. Barry Roche, the MD of PVI, was also present and we were both enthralled and humbled by what Mark had to say and the way he said it. As PVI is a fast growing company we too had goals to set for each department and Barry and I could think of no better way of inspiring our people to achieve the best they could, than by inviting Mark to come and talk with them at the end of each of the 2012 company planning sessions we held at our two sites. He came and was truly inspirational – none of us will ever forget the huge effect he had on us or the fantastic ‘buzz’ he left behind. It is a privilege to hear him speak and to learn from his awful experience, personal courage and humility.”

Sir Tim McClement KCB OBE Chairman PVI Ltd.

I met and had lunch with Mark at a CIH convention a few years ago and WOW!
The stories, the trials and tribulations of overcoming such obstacles puts everything that we go through into perspective. It makes you think how lucky we are when people like Mark put their lives on the line for what we have today.
He is an inspiration to many and to top it off a normal down to earth Plymouth boy.
His enthusiasm to inspire other squaddies injured through conflicts around the world is truly amazing and not only that his positivity, attitude just oozes out of his pores. The man is a legend and cannot speak highly enough of him and what he could give people through his endeavours.
People – You need to hire and speak to Mark – He “WILL” change your outlook on life for the better.”
Mark – I wish you well with your ventures buddy and all the very best!

Mark – CIH

“Mark Ormrod is a truly inspirational and likeable guy who shares his personal story in a heart-warming, and at times, humorous way. He had the audience gripped throughout his speech and received a much deserved standing ovation when he finished. Mark has proved that you should never give up no matter what life throws at you and personally I admire his strength and amazing determination. A fantastic speaker who I would highly recommend.”

Nicky – Advantage Travel Centre’s

“Mark spoke at our customer conference in October 2013, he was absolutely brilliant, very engaging and very likeable. Mark tells his story in such an uplifting and positive way you can’t help but smile. He has a fantastic sense of humour, and the audience really warmed to him. I wouldn’t hesitate but to recommend Mark as a speaker to my colleagues and peers – thank you Mark.”

Lydia Jones – Advanced Business Solutions

“Mark was hired as a speaker to tell his story focused on delivering messages of overcoming adversity, goal achievement & motivation. I have heard many speakers in my time, but Mark’s story was truly inspiring, delivered with honesty, emotion and his unique humour made for the highlight of our conference.”

Jonathan Owen – Diageo Wines, Head Of Marketing

“I could never have the right words to express what an extraordinary man Mark Ormrod is. He has overcome such adversity and still smiles, has dreams, hopes and aspirations for the future, and boy does he deserve them. We were fortunate at D Group to have Mark deliver a motivational speech to our members all CEO’s of large multi national corporations….. there was not a dry eye in our building. Mark’s story is not one to pity but one to make you realise how lucky we are, how setting goals and achieving them, no matter how small, can turn into something really big and anyone can achieve. He is an incredible person with so much to teach each and every one of us. If your organisation wants someone to motivate your employees there is no better man for the job. These days I am blessed to call Mark a friend, he is also someone my son sees as his hero and I couldn’t agree more.”

Janene D – The D Group, Development Director

“I saw Mark’s presentation recently and the entire room was captivated by his moving story – as a presentation on setting goals it is a great example to business people of the importance of setting short and long term goals, but it is also a very moving and ultimately uplifting story of overcoming adversity, Highly recommended.”

Steve Marsden – Regus, Product Development Director

“It gives me great pleasure to write a recommendation for Mark Ormrod, from the very first moment that I met him at Headley Court he impressed me as a very positive, motivated and disciplined individual. He possesses a very cheery character, is the most positive person I have ever met and this is infectious to everyone that has the pleasure of meeting Mark. Mark came to visit me and my pupils at school (I am a Housemaster) and completely dazzled them with his determination and zest for life (my pupils are never won over that easy). They have, as a consequence of Mark’s visit, been compelled to fund raise for the Royal Marines Association. The total now stands at £5k and rising fast and they have targeted £20k! Mark is a fantastic addition to any arena, is truly an inspiration and someone that I am honoured to call a mate.”

Martin Knights – Prior Park Educational Trust, Boarding Housemaster