Welcome to the JCI Manchester Young Talent Awards

JCI Manchester’s Young Talent Awards recognises outstanding individuals between the ages of 18 and 40 who exemplify the best attributes of Manchester’s young people. The awards feature talent across varied sectors in Manchester including finance, legal, property, recruitment, marketing and media.


Following nominations, winners will be selected by an independent panel of judges, who are respected members of the Manchester business/professional community.


Manchester Young Talent Awards 2019

This year's ceremony was held on 14th November at the Midland Hotel. Over 400 business professionals attended to celebrate our 8 highly commended and 13 winners. Pictures from the event can be seen here. 


Information about the Manchester Young Talent Awards 2020 will be released shortly. 



Rising Star Award

Entrepreneur of the Year

Finance Professional of the Year

Legal Professional of the Year

Talent, HR & Recruiter of the Year

Sales & Business Development Professional of the Year

Marketing & PR Professional of the Year

Digital, Media or Creative Professional of the Year

Property Professional of the Year

Team of the Year

PA, EA or Business Support Professional of the Year

Fundraiser of the Year

Hospitality Team of the Year

To enter the Manchester Young Talent Awards all nominees need to meet the following criteria:

Aged between 18 and 40 inclusive at the date of submission (except “Rising Star”: 18-26). UK resident and working in and around Manchester.

For a full breakdown of Award Categories and descriptions for each, please click here.

JCI Manchester President 2019, Ellen Walker says:

"2019 marks the 10th anniversary of the Manchester Young Talent Awards and, in a time of rapid expansion for the city of Manchester, I have no doubt that this year will bring with it an unprecedented number of applications across all industries.

Each year we are blown away by the high calibre of the applications and overwhelming support we receive from Manchester’s business community. This is in my view testament to two things – firstly, Manchester is clearly passionate about developing its young professionals and secondly, JCI Manchester continues to play a fundamental role in helping to develop, and showcase, that talent.

Given the wealth of talent that Manchester has to offer, winning - and being shortlisted for – an award at MYTA is a huge accolade. As we have seen from previous winners, it is a great platform to go on and achieve further professional success.

Nominations will open March 2019, and will recognise up to 13 awards for those between the ages of 18 and 40 who exemplify the best attributes of Manchester’s young people. JCI Manchester will present the Young Talent Awards for 2019 at an Awards Dinner on 14th November at The Midland, Manchester."

Previous winners

Manchester Young Talent Awards 2019