Institute launches Young Banker of the Year 2018
Call for entries now open
The 2018 edition of the most prestigious annual event for the UK’s leading Young Bankers has been launched today. The organisers, the Chartered Banker Institute, are inviting nominations from its 31,000 members, and from individuals and institutions across the UK banking institutions (including building societies, credit unions and others).
Founded in 1987 by the Chartered Banker Institute, the Young Banker of the Year Award aims to showcase future leaders in UK banking. To become the 2018 Young Banker of the Year, contestants have to develop and present an idea that, if implemented in their own organisation, could improve outcomes for customers and some or all of the following groups: colleagues, counterparties, communities and the organisation they work for. Their idea should place the customer and their needs at the heart of the business and reflect their vision for the future of UK banking.
The Final of the competition will culminate in an awards ceremony at London’s Mansion House on Thursday 19th September when four finalists will present their proposals, to a judging panel composed of senior industry figures. The Young Banker of the Year 2018 will be presented with a trophy and a voucher for an overseas holiday for two.
Joanna Finlay from Virgin Money, Winner of 2017 Young Banker of the Year, commented: “It was a real honour to present my idea for financial inclusion to so many industry experts. I wholeheartedly support the Chartered Banker Institute’s mission of ‘socially purposeful banking’ and I saw the potential for how this competition could enable us, together, to make a tangible difference.”
Simon Thompson, Chief Executive of the Chartered Banker Institute, added: “I’m excited to be launching 2018's Young Banker of the Year, in my view one of the most inspiring events of the banking year. We look forward to receiving nominations for young bankers from banks, building societies and other institutions with the fresh, innovative ideas that will change the future of UK banking, and enhance confidence, trust and pride in our profession.”
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