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4th Dec, 2014

Manchester Young talent Awards
by Kleon West on December 4, 2014 11:01

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What a night!

 

We entertained over 300 people at the Midland hotel on Wednesday the 26th November and showcased the up and coming talent of Manchester.

 

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An absolutely fantastic night was had by all.

 

Thank you to all our sponsors!

To see how the night went see the photographs on facebook or folllow the hashtag on twitter #MYTA2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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29th Sep, 2014

Manchester Young Talent Awards - The deadline draws near - 30th September
by Caroline McCarron on September 29, 2014 11:14

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2 Days left!

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What are you waiting for- Nominate Now

for the Manchester Young Talent Awards! Deadline is 30th September!

Nominate Now

Manchester is on countdown for this year’s JCI Manchester Young Talent Awards and with time being so precious, JCI Manchester has extended the deadline for nominations for this year’s Manchester Young Talent Awards! And its only round the corner! The deadline is the 30th September!

So if you have a talented Recruiter in your midst, or a legal genius that you want to shout about to Manchester then get nominating. What are you waiting for - Now is YOUR time!

The glittering ceremony will be hosted at the Midland Hotel on the 26th November, one of Manchester’s most iconic venues and the 2014 Manchester Young Talent Awards promises to be the biggest and best yet. The JCI MYTA programme serves to recognise up to ten outstanding individuals between the ages of 18 and 39 who exemplify the best attributes of Manchester's young people and the chamber will present the Young Talent Awards for 2014 at a packed Awards Dinner on 26th November at the Midland Hotel Manchester.

The ceremony, hosted by up and coming comedian Andrew Ryan, will highlight each winner's career so far and provide a stage from which the winners can challenge and inspire young people in Manchester. Winners will be selected by a panel of judges whom are respected members of the Manchester business/professional community.

 

JCI Manchester 2014 President, Caroline McCarron said ‘We are looking forward to hosting Manchester's Business leaders and the up and coming stars in Manchester. With all these bright sparks in the room we are expecting an explosive evening. Manchester is embracing its own talent and have a great desire to celebrate the achievements of its up and coming stars! It also demonstrates that JCI Manchester is at the forefront of leading the charge on showcasing not just to Manchester but nationally that Manchester has talent – big talent! The level of talent we have showcased in the past has went on the bigger and better things and have JCI Manchester to thank for the stepping stone along the way’

The event will also be raising funds for the nominated charities for 2013/2014 – Francis House and Forever Manchester. To register for more information about the MYTA including how to enter or attend visit http://www.mytawards.co.uk/

 

Come and join us for a Spectacular evening! #MYTA2014

NOMINATE NOW

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8th Sep, 2014

MANCHESTER YOUNG TALENT AWARDS 2014 IS OPEN FOR BUSINESS!!
by Caroline McCarron on September 8, 2014 16:05

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CELEBRATING MANCHESTER’S YOUNG TALENT AT THE BIGGEST AWARDS YET

Manchester is on countdown for this year’s JCI Manchester Young Talent Awards.

The glittering ceremony will be hosted at the Midland Hotel, one of Manchester’s most iconic venues and the 2014 Manchester Young Talent Awards promises to be the biggest and best yet.

JCI Manchester MYTA programme serves to recognise up to ten outstanding individuals between the ages of 18 and 39 who exemplify the best attributes of Manchester's young people and the chamber will present the Young Talent Awards for 2014 at a packed Awards Dinner on 26th November at the Midland Hotel Manchester.

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The ceremony will highlight each winner's career so far and provide a stage from which the winners can challenge and inspire young people in Manchester.Winners will be selected by a panel of judges whom are respected members of the Manchester business/professional community.

JCI Manchester 2014 President, Caroline McCarron said: ‘This is the 5th year of the Manchester Young Talent Awards and each year we are blown away by the superior level of the applications and by the support of Manchester’s business community. Both elements show that Manchester embraces its own talent and have a great desire to celebrate the achievements of its up and coming stars! It also demonstrates that JCI Manchester is at the forefront of leading the charge on showcasing not just to Manchester but nationally that Manchester has talent – big talent! The level of talent we have showcased in the past has went on the bigger and better things and have JCI Manchester to thank for the stepping stone along the way’

Nominations for the awards are now open and the deadline for nominations is the 19th September with the shortlist being announced in October. To register for more information about the MYTA including how to enter or attend please visit: www.mytawards.co.uk myta IMAGES » MYTA 2.jpg

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31st Jul, 2014

JCI World Congress
by Kleon West on July 31, 2014 16:28

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Blog » International events » World congress sml.jpgJCI World Congress 2014 – Leipzig Germany

Freedom. Passion. Change.

JCI Germany is hosting the first JCI World Congress with no carbon footprint this year.

5,000 JCI members from all over the world will meet in a historically charged location – Leipzig, having played an important part in the reunification of Germany.

Make JCI friends all around the globe in one place, expand your mind with exciting personal development trainings, contribute to community projects, support our debating team in this international contest and do not miss out on the evening events – of course the Oktoberfest and the elegant JCI Farewell Ball are not to be missed.

Here are the facts

When: 24 – 29 November 14

Where: Leipzig, Germany

Included:

- Access to all activities in the program (except ones marked with invitation only and fundraiser activities)

- Five lunches

- Farewell Ball

- Transportation between hotels and convention centre.

Registration fee:

Until 24th October Members 400 Euro Non-members 500 Euro

25th October until 12th November Members 450 Euro Non-members 550

Euro Flights: Fly from Manchester to Berlin Tegel airport from £138 return (per 20th July) and take a train to Leipzig (only 1 hour ride)

OR

Direct flights to Leipzeig are not that frequent (Ryanair does a Sunday to Sunday from Stansted for example) so you may want to look at flying into Berlin and catching the hourly train to Leipzig if you need more flexibility.

These flights, with a big suitcase, cost under £100 flying into Berlin and out of Leipzig (as per 8th July). Find all the travel suggestions on http://www.jciwc2014.com/service/journey-leipzig/

Hotel: The JCI UK delegate hotel is the Pentahotel.

Using Booking.com to book a twin room at £710 for 6 nights with free cancellation; there were non-refundable rates which saved about £40 and the price for 7 nights was not vastly different. Oh, and it looks lovely and has a pool!

Let’s have a big turn out with all the UK delegates! Check out http://www.jci-wc2014.com/ and follow on facebook ‘JCI World Congress 2014 in Leipzig’ or twitter @jciwc2014

Yours Michaela

National & International Director

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31st Jul, 2014

MRJ's Smile for Orly!
by Kleon West on July 31, 2014 16:17

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#cyclefororly : 874 Miles, 44 hours, 1 goal

 

MRJ committed to cycle (on an exercise bike) 874 miles (Lands End to John O’Groats) in 44 hours to raise money for our chosen charity partner “a Smile for Orly”.

Why 44 hours?

It’s the world record, so why not!

On Tuesday 29th April our mission to ride 874 miles on an exercise bike got under way at 1:00PM. We aimed to tackle the challenge in 44 hours (the world record)… however we are delighted to say that we managed to beat even our own expectations and completed our final mile in 34 hours!

We had some great support from friends that we were keen to get involved and jump on the bike to help us complete our goal and we couldn’t have done it without them! Most importantly, the main goal of our bike ride was to raise awareness and funds for “a Smile for Orly” charity for projects at Manchester Children’s hospital, and with the generosity and help of so many great people we managed raise over £3400!

What we have managed to achieve has been phenomenal and we cannot thank everyone who got involved enough, we would like to send a personal thanks to the JCI team, current President Caroline McCarron‎ and outgoing President Jen Smith for all the help and support we received from them.

We are extremely proud to have been involved with “a Smile for Orly” and could not think of a better cause to support.

 

You can still donate here 

JCI Manchester are extremely proud to support our corporate members in their charitable efforts. If you would like to get in touch with JCI manchester about charitable efforts the get in touch with caroline.mccarron@jmw.co.uk 

 

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17th Jul, 2013

JCI “Women in Business” Panel Event
by Kleon West on July 17, 2013 19:34

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It was a girl power themed JCI business event last Thursday night (11 July) at Baker Tilly, as JCI Manchester hosted a "Women in Business" panel discussion, dealing with the many issues facing women in today's business world.

The topic of women's issues in the workplace always sparks lively and sometimes contentious debate and this event was certainly no different. On the panel were Anna Moss, director at 3 Door Digital and Forward Ladies 'Young Business Woman of the Year 2012', Claire Smith, director at leading legal brand QualitySolicitors and Joy Kingsley, Senior Partner at JMW Solicitors, with each panel member bringing their own impressive story.

There was no shortage of topics under discussion for the 3 panel members, as questions came from both the host Caroline McCarron (JMW Vice-President) and the audience (who, by the way, consisted of both men and women!). The panel discussed ways of obtaining a healthy work-life balance whether with children or without, and shared their own personal experiences in obtaining this balance. The panel also expressed their views on what women can bring to the boardroom, including the ability to multi-task and the ability to get the job done.

One of the more controversial subjects considered was whether there is still a pervading underlying reluctance to hire women of child-bearing age in today's business world and a discussion of whether more could be done to encourage men to take advantage of flexible working time to try to obtain equality in this area. The views on the panel and in the room were split on whether men were currently taking advantage of flexible working time, the subject sparking a particularly lively debate.

As a woman in today's business world, I certainly came away from the event feeling pretty empowered, having taken away some nuggets of wisdom. Some simple but effective advice from the panel included that you get out of your career what you put in, that women have a lot to offer at the top level and if it feels wrong, it is wrong!

If you were at the event and have any comments, the JCI Committee would love to hear from you.

 

 

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