Institute launches Young Banker of the Year 2017

  • 12 January 2017
  • News | Young Banker of the Year

The Chartered Banker Young Banker of the Year 2017 competition has been launched today, the most prestigious annual event for the UK’s leading Young Bankers. The Chartered Banker Institute are inviting nominations from its 30,000 members, and from a wide range of senior industry figures from across the UK banking industry. Founded in 1987 by the Chartered Banker Institute, the Young Banker of the Year competition recognises exceptional young professionals who reflect the highest qualities of customer focused, ethical professionalism promoted by the Institute, and rightly expected by society.
To become the 2017 Young Banker of the Year, contestants have to develop and present an idea that, if implemented, could significantly improve outcomes for customers, colleagues and communities – precisely the positive, socially purposeful banking required. For the first time this year there will be two live semi-finals. Those making it through to the semi-final stage will be invited to present their proposals live to audiences on either the 7th of June 2017 in Edinburgh or the 20th June 2017 in Manchester, with four Young Bankers progressing to the Final.  
The Young Banker of the Year Final is the highlight of the Institute calendar and will be held at Mansion House, London, in September 2017, with the kind permission of the Lord Mayor. Our finalists will have the chance to present to, and meet, many senior figures from the banking, regulatory and policy-making communities. 

Bernard Adjei from Lloyds Banking Group, Winner of Young Banker of the Year 2016, commented: “It is a huge sense of achievement and it was an honour to be given the opportunity to present my idea to some of the industry's most influential figures.” You can find out more about Bernard's journey to Young Banker here. 
Simon Thompson, Chief Executive of the Chartered Banker Institute, added: "I’m very excited to be launching this year’s Young Banker of the Year Award 2017. The competition plays a vital role in promoting a revitalised banking profession by recognising the qualities of young bankers, who through their ideas and actions, can help to improve the reputation of the industry. The Institute has now been running the Award for almost 30 years and the contest continues to go from strength to strength".