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Deadline confirmed for Young Leader Award entry

07 May 2017

Daniel Hawkins and Claudia Halabi opened proceedings.
Daniel Hawkins and Claudia Halabi opened proceedings.

Those wishing to enter the Young Leader of the Year Award 2017, organised by the Young Manager's Forum (YMF), have until 9 August to do so.

Announced at last night's launch event, held at the ArcelorMittal Orbit Podium facility in Stratford, London, the evening attracted an audience that included past winners and finalists and potential entrants.

Opening presentations by the YMF's Daniel Hawkins and Claudia Halabi informed attendees of the various ongoing efforts of the committee to continue to improve the forum, including a rebranding exercise to be confirmed in the next few weeks.

Included in their message was the announcement that those wishing to enter for this year's award have until 9 August.

Entries should be emailed to

Engie's Chris Mayer addressed attendees
Engie's Chris Mayer addressed attendees

Judging will take place at PFM Awards headline sponsor Barclays office in Canary Wharf.

The winner of the 2017 Young Leader of the Year Award will receive their trophy during the PFM Awards presentation ceremony on 1 November at The Brewery, London.

Further presentations were delivered by 2016 winner Tom Corner, followed by the successful 2015 candidate, James Bradley.

2016 winner Tom Corner gave his top tips to entrants
2016 winner Tom Corner gave his top tips to entrants

Both provided their 'top tips' for those entering this year, including the need to focus on team work, while avoiding too much emphasis on the applicant.

"Just be yourself, relax and enjoy the process and you'll learn a lot from entering," said Mr Corner.

Award sponsor Engie head of talent Chris Mayer additionally affirmed his company's belief in encouraging more young people to join the FM sector, a significant factor in its support for the PFM Awards.

Further YMF Young Leader of the Year events will be staged later this year and will be publicised by PFM nearer the time.

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