Nominations close MONDAY 19TH august 2019

AWARD CATEGORIES

This years Manchester Young Talent Awards consist of 13 different award categories across a variety of sectors, there is something for everyone. We want to champion young people across the whole of Greater Manchester. The criteria for nominees includes the following:

Aged between 18 and 40 inclusive at the date of submission (except “Rising Star”: 18-26).


UK resident and working in and around Manchester.

1. Most Promising Young Person in Manchester (Rising Star Award)

 

This award recognises someone who is excelling in their chosen career, is making a valuable contribution to their employer or the economy and is achieving above and beyond expectations at a young age. The judges are looking for someone who has demonstrated exemplary performance and who stands out from their peers. This can be demonstrated through their technical, commercial or practical abilities, client/customer care or focus, recognition of their work for clients, customers or their employer and engaging and responding to demands faced by their clients or customers and the profession/sector they work in.


2. Legal Professional of the Year

 

This award recognises a truly exceptional individual’s contribution to the legal profession in the last 12 months. Nominees can be paralegals, trainee solicitors, legal executives or qualified solicitors. The judges are looking for someone who has demonstrated exemplary performance in their field of expertise, standing out from their peers. This can be demonstrated through their technical legal ability, client care/focus, pro bono work, recognition of their work on major cases, projects or investigations and engaging and responding to demands faced by clients and the legal profession.

3. Entrepreneur of the Year


This award recognises an individual who has identified and capitalised on an opportunity to develop their own or start a new business or who has created an innovative idea to improve an existing process or service. The judges are looking for an individual who has achieved the above through hard work, dedication and determination. The winner of this award is likely to be someone who has made an outstanding contribution to the Manchester region within the last 12 months. This can be demonstrated through technical, commercial or practical abilities, client/customer care and/or focus and engaging and responding to demands faced by their clients/customers and their profession/sector.

 

4. Talent, HR & Recruiter of the Year

 

This award recognises an individual who has exceeded their firm’s expectations/targets consistently through hard work and dedication. Entrants are invited from across the recruitment, talent and HR sector. The individual nominated will have to demonstrate to the judges how they are the best young HR/talent or recruitment professional within the Manchester region. This can be demonstrated through their technical, commercial and/or practical abilities, client care and/or focus, recognition of their work on major projects and engaging and responding to demands faced by clients and their profession/sector.

5. Finance Professional of the Year

 

This award recognises an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the financial services industry. Nominations are welcome from finance professionals working in practice or industry and from any background. The individual nominated will have to demonstrate to the judges how they are the best finance professional within the Manchester region. This can be demonstrated through their technical, commercial and/or practical ability, client care/focus, recognition of their work on major deals or projects and engaging and responding to demands faced by their clients and their profession/sector.

 

6. Sale and Business Development Professional of the Year

This award recognises an individual who has positively enhanced the image and reputation of a company through ideas and use of technology. Entrants are invited from across a variety of sectors incorporating key roles in Sales and Business Development. The individual nominated will have to demonstrate to the judges how they are the best young professional within the Manchester region for their category. This can be demonstrated through their technical, commercial or practical abilities, client care and/or focus, recognition of their work on major sales, engaging and responding to demands faced by their clients and their profession/sector.


7. Marketing & PR Professional of the Year


This award recognises an individual who has positively enhanced the image and reputation of a company through ideas and use of technology. Entrants are invited from across a variety of sectors incorporating key roles in Marketing and PR. The individual nominated will have to demonstrate to the judges how they are the best young professional within the Manchester region for their category. This can be demonstrated through their technical, commercial or practical abilities, client care and/or focus, recognition of their work on marketing and PR projects and engaging and responding to demands faced by their clients and their profession/sector.


8. Digital, Media or Creative Professional of the Year


This award recognises an individual who is technically and commercially the best digital, media or creative professional. Entrants are invited from across the digital, media and creative sectors. The individual nominated will have to demonstrate to the judges how they are the best young digital, media or creative professional within the Manchester region. This can be demonstrated through their technical, commercial or practical abilities, client care and/or focus, recognition of their work on major digital, media and/or creative projects and engaging and responding to demands faced by their clients and their profession/sector.


9. Property Professional of the Year


This award recognises an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the property industry. Entries are welcomed from property professionals in practice or industry and with any background. The individual nominated will have to demonstrate to the judges how they are the best young property professional within the Manchester region. This can be demonstrated through their technical, commercial or practical abilities, client care and/ or focus, recognition of their work on major property deals or projects and engaging and responding to demands faced by their clients and their profession/sector.


10. PA/EA or Business Support Professional of the Year


This award recognises a Personal Assistant, Executive Assistant or Business Support Professional who has shown an outstanding commitment to their business or organisation, whose skills and hard work have had a demonstrable effect on the running of said business or organisation.

11.Team of the Year


This award recognises a team who over the past 12 months have raised their organisation’s profile, had a positive impact on their community or made an outstanding contribution to their industry/sector. Entries are welcomed from teams working in the Manchester area and from any background. The judges are looking for teams that can demonstrate the above qualities. This can be demonstrated through technical, commercial or practical know-how, client/customer care and/or focus, work on major deals, projects or programs etc. and engaging and responding to demands faced by their customers/clients and their profession/sector.


12. Fundraiser of the year - charity - team or individual


This award recognises a team or individual who over the past 12 months have raised a large amount of money and awareness for a chosen charity. The judges are looking for those who can describe events or activities which they have organised ;to benefit the charity.


13. Hospitality team of the year


This award recognises a team in the hospitality industry who have gone above and beyond their duty. The team should be able to demonstrate examples of how they have exceeded expectations of their venue and customers.