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13th Jan, 2015

Welcome to 2015 from President, Kim Holden
by Bethany Livesey on January 13, 2015 13:55

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WELCOME TO JCI MANCHESTER 2015

First of all, I would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year! 

2015 is here and as such JCI Manchester has a new committee ready to take the reins for another year. With a number of new faces I wanted to take the time to introduce myself and the team.

As the new president, I am very honoured to take over from Caroline. JCI Manchester has had an incredible year and I would like to thank Caroline for providing us with a great opportunity to hit the ground running in 2015, lets build on that success and make Caroline and all JCI members proud.

JCI turns 100 this year, with JCI Manchester reaching its 75th year, we will hosting many great events over the year including training, business, social and charity events. As always, JCI provides a great platform for you to build upon skills and learn something new, as well as having some fun meeting new people along the way!

Meet the team:

President Kim Holden

Immediate Past President Caroline McCarron  

Vice president Danny Rodgerson

Charity team: Charlotte Brinsley, Simon Anderson,Emma Cottam 

Business & Training team:  Sophie Southworth, Amelia McLeod

Membership team: Martin Bloor, Dina Railean

Finance Holly Fletcher

Social team: Hannah Atkinson, Rachel Bell, Gill Maitland 

PR/Marketing team: Beth Livesey

National/International Paul Widger (insert image)

More information about our committee can be found on the 'Meet the Council' page. 

What's coming up:

Our first breakfast briefing of 2015 will take place on Thursday 29th January. This will be a chance to gain expert advice and assistance on financial planning. To sign up for this event or for more information click here

JCI Manchester is also proud to be hosting a national event JCI Inspiration day on 31st January, for more information or to get tickets please click here. We look forward to welcoming friends old and new to JCI Manchester.

To ensure January blues are well and truly over, 5th February sees our Charity Comedy Night in aid of Forever Manchetser and Francis House Children's Hospice. With food, drinks and VIP seating, there is no excuse to miss this great event for amazing causes.

We look forward to welcoming you at our JCI events across 2015, but in the meantime if you have any questions about JCI Manchester please do get in touch! 

Best wishes, 

Kim & all the JCI Manchester Committee

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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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12th Aug, 2014

What's coming up for Forever Manchester and how you can take part!
by Caroline McCarron on August 12, 2014 15:34

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JCI Manchester are always trying to support our charities where we can so we are looking for volunteers for upcoming events!

take a look below and if you would like to take part in any of them then please get in touch!

If you are already involved with any of the events below then let us know!

 

We would love to hear from you!

 

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12th Aug, 2014

JCI Manchester hits the Net for Forever Manchester!
by Caroline McCarron on August 12, 2014 15:27

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Netball challenge raises much needed charity funds

 

 

Nine teams, including seven Manchester law firms, battled it out in the JCI (Junior Chamber of Commerce) Manchester's inaugural round robin style Charity Netball Tournament that was held last Saturday at Wright Robinson College in Gorton. In total, the Tournament raised a terrific £737 for Francis House Children's Hospice and Forever Manchester, JCI Manchester's two chosen charities for 2014.  

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TEAM BOND - Winners of the first JCI Netball Tournament

Before the Tournament, Simon Anderson from Pro Fit 21 provided a much needed warm up session for the girls before a ball was passed in anger.

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After several tough matches the semi-finals were between; Irwin Mitchell, Pannone part

A raffle and a tuck shop on the day helped raise further funds for our two chosen charities. of Slater & Gordon, Team Bond and Team Chaos (both from Sheffield). The finale saw Pannone part of Slater & Gordon and Team Bond go head to head with the visitors from Sheffield being the victorious team who took away the winner's trophy.

 

Charity Director for JCI Manchester, Lynsey Robinson, who organised the charity event said, "It was hot and dirty out there, but it was a lot of fun and we managed to raise much needed funds for these two great causes."

 

 

 

 

Lynsey Robinson on: 0161 909 4947

Email: Lynsey.robinson@pannone.co.uk

 

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12th Aug, 2014

Vice President Kim Skydives for Forever Manchester
by Caroline McCarron on August 12, 2014 15:12

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So around March 2014 I, foolishly, agreed to take part in a charity Sky Dive, along with many others from the Manchester business community, organised by one of chosen charities, Forever Manchester

 

The timing of my decision to take part may have been influenced by the great old milestone of turning 30 and my sudden concern to evaluate what I had achieved in my 30 years on earth. Once the decision was made and I had 'signed on the dotted line' I soon forgot about this silly Sky Dive escapade and moved on with life as normal.


As the big day fast approached it finally dawned on me that I should start to take this seriously and I began to spread the word and raise sponsorship. The inevitable jokes and jibes then followed and I began to worry.


On 5th July I arrived at the Black Knights Parachute Centre at 9.15 am, 45 minutes early! I didn't want to be late and add to my anxiety, so I set off extra early. This was to my detriment as it just added to my waiting time and sent my nerves through the roof. Slowly the rest of my group arrived, including friend and JCI Manchester member, Nikki Elliot, who was surprisingly relaxed. We all then completed the paperwork, literally signing our lives away should anything go wrong, and went through to receive our briefing and very dashing outfit.


We met our instructors who we would be in tandem with and were further separated into smaller groups. Unluckily for me I was in the final group, which meant a further nerve raking wait. I did, however, see all my fellow jumpers land safely with huge smiles on their faces.
At 12.45 pm I was at last called up to board the plane. I walked along the grassy runway waving to the supporting spectators. This time I was in luck and was positioned in the plane so that I was to be the first to jump. The flight to 11,000 feet lasted only a few minutes yet seemed far far longer. The landscape across Lancashire was amazing with Heysham, the village I grew up in before my move to Manchester, in easy view.
I had always wanted to do a Sky Dive as I've always been a bit of a 'dare devil' but I really hadn't anticipated that this moment would be quite so scary. The door then opened and my instructor, Chris, shouted to me to get up and move towards the door. It all happened so quickly, I tilted my head back and tucked my legs under the edge of the plane as we had been shown and before I knew I was thrown out of the plane into freefall. The freefall was by far the best part of the skydive for me and a feeling which was so exhilarating and wonderful. This lasted approximately 30 seconds before the parachute was deployed. The decent to the ground was then a much more calming experience as you had opportunity to take in the view and almost relax. We then gently touched ground and a wave of relief flooded over me, I had done it!
This experience will stay with me forever and is something everyone should experience. It certainly is something to put on the Bucket List.


Even though I enjoyed the experience and wouldn't change it, I don't have the desire to repeat it. Skydiving is a hobby reserved for those far braver than me.
What a great way to raise the much needed funds for such a great charity, something I can now add to my achievements before the ripe old age of 31!

Donations to this great cause can be made here https://www.justgiving.com/JCIManchesterFM/

Kim Holden,

Vice President JCI Manchester

 

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1st Aug, 2014

Supporting FRANCIS HOUSE BIG BBQ
by Caroline McCarron on August 1, 2014 11:24

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JCI Manchester are doing their Bit by hosting a Mexican Style Summer Social in aid of our two Local Charities! Francis House & Forever Manchester.

 

Francis House have launched a fantastic idea.  Ha ve a barbeque and ask your guests to donate a little something such as the price of a sausage to Francis House!


See poster below for details.

 

If you would like to donate to any of our charities then you can do so here

 

Francis House

Forever Manchester

 

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If you would ike to come along to our Summer and Spice Social then click here!

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1st Aug, 2014

JCI Manchester & Shade Aid
by Caroline McCarron on August 1, 2014 09:57

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In 2014 JCI UK are proud to be supporting Flamingo Creative and contributing to the Shade Aid appeal.

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 As we come closer to summer and many of us prepare to head to sunnier climes, a pair of sunglasses (or 2!) will be considered mandatory, and not something we give a second thought to being able to buy.

Unfortunately, for some people who need them most, this isn't the case. By the time the average child in Africa reaches 18 years of age, they will have reached 80% of their lifetime exposure to harmful UV rays from the sun, which leads to various eye disorders, including loss of vision.

Buying sunglasses to prevent this might sound obvious, but sunglasses can cost as much as a year’s salary for people in Africa.

JCI Manchester will be collecting sunglasses to try and prevent this, which will be distributed via Vision Aid Overseas.

 

Did you know that 68% of people in the UK no longer wear last year's shades?

 

If you're one of them, dig them out and lets re-gift them to someone who really needs them.

It could literally change their lives and save their vision. SPF rated sunglasses are preferred and we will also be collecting prescription glasses to put to good use as well! Any sub-standard glasses will be recycled to raise funds for preventable blindness projects.

JCI UK has set an ambitious target of 800 pairs of glasses and JCI Manchester needs your help!!

We need your help to achieve this! Dig through you drawers and get your friends, family and colleagues involved. The closing date for collections is 13th September 2014.  

There are drop off points across the UK listed on the Shade Aid website www.shadeaid.org.uk.  If you are a corporate partner then we will be getting in touch so you can pull together your own collection.  

Alternatively there are drop off points.  

You can drop them off at the Reception of JMW where there is a box in the main reception!  We will also be collecting them at our next few events!

If you would like anymore information on Shade Aid then please contact Caroline McCarron caroline.mccarron@jmw.co.uk

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31st Jul, 2014

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

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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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