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.

On 17th November 2016, JCI Manchester announced the winners of the 2016 programme at a stunning ceremony at the Imperial War Museum.



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
Working in and around Manchester


Deadline for applications

Applications for the 2016 programme are now closed.  Applications for 2017 will open in Spring 2017.  If you are thinking of entering, then check out our tips for applicants, and our list of previous winners.


JCI Manchester President 2016, Paul Widger says:

“Each year we are blown away by the level of the applications and by the support of Manchester’s business community.  Both elements show that Manchester embraces its own talent and has 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 gone on to bigger and better things and have thanked JCI Manchester for the stepping stone along the way.  We shouldn’t forget the value of external recognition in kindling the self-belief of even our greatest talent.”