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JCI UK - Inspiration Day 2015

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Event Type: Training
Venue: Palace Hotel, Oxford Street, Manchester, M60 7HA
Date: 31st Jan, 2015
Time: 9.30am onwards
Price: £38 for JCI members & £45 for non-JCI members
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2015 Inspiration Day


JCI UK Inspiration Day 2015

Come to Manchester and join your fellow members from across JCI UK on Saturday 31st January 2015 for JCI UK's first national event of the year - Inspiration Day 2015.

Hosted by JCI Manchester, Inspiration Day 2015 is your opportunity to come and meet your new National Board team and find out how you can help with the theme for 2015 ‘Feel Proud’, as well as finding out what the rest of 2015 will hold for JCI UK and how you can be involved.

The day is jam-packed with two very inspiring speakers taking the floor, followed by a team building / networking historical tour around Manchester and the many public houses it has to offer.  Inspiration Day is a fantastic opportunitiy for all chambers to socialise and interact in a more informal setting whilst also learning more about what the city of Manchester has to offer.

Tickets for the day are priced at just £38 for JCI members & £45 for non-JCI members.  Your ticket will include morning refreshments, a buffet style lunch and afternoon refreshments, as well as your place for the fantastic programme of the day.

To keep up to date with the latest developments for Inspiration Day, please follow @JCI_UK and @JCIManchester on Twitter.  Please also use the Twitter hashtag #JCIID2015


Our Speakers



Joy Kingsley

JCI Senator Joy Kingsley is senior partner at JMW LLP specialising in business development and law firm management. Joy was President of JCI Manchester in 1991 at which time Manchester boasted membership numbers over 100 and the UK membership was over 500. Joy is also:

  • One of the Women of the Year 2010
  • Recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2008 Sunday Times Best Companies to Work for Awards
  • Declared to be one of the 10 most innovative lawyers in the UK by the Financial Times in July 2007
  • One of the UK's Top 100 Lawyers according to The Lawyer magazine, Recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2008 MFP Awards
  • Governor of Manchester Grammar School
  • Non-executive Director and Shareholder of I-COM (I-COM International Ltd), a company providing web and search engine optimisation services

Vikas Shah

Vikas Shah is an experienced award-winning entrepreneur and strategist who has, for the past 15 years, built businesses in sectors ranging from design & technology, to textiles & commodities, brands, professional services, film, media and leisure.  He is also a consultant and advisor to numerous entrepreneurs, businesses, and organisations globally.  Vikas is an active philanthropist, consulting and advising for charities around the world. 


Joy Kingsley


Vikas Shah - 2015 Inspiration Day 

Vikas writes for leading economics & strategy journal “Thought Economics” where he interviews leading thinkers from around the world on the key issues faced by business and society.  Interviews have included Buzz Aldrin (Apollo astronaut), Sir Richard Branson (founder of Virgin Group), Jimmy Wales (Wikipedia founder), F. W. de Klerk (Former President of South Africa & Nobel Peace Prize Winner), Dr. Vint Cerf (co-founder of the global Internet), Maya Angelou (writer), Hans Zimmer (musician & composer), Philippe Starck (global design icon), Claudia Schiffer (fashion icon and entrepreneur), Noam Chomsky (voted by Time Magazine as one of the most influential people in the world), Russell Simons (co-founder of Def Jam, Chairman & CEO of Rush Communications), Edmund Phelps (Nobel Prize winning economist) and many, many more.  


The Evening

In the evening, for those that want to stay on in Manchester, there will be an evening meal followed by a few drinks.  If you would like to attend, please let the organisers know.  Exact details will be released once we have an idea of numbers.


For those of you that are travelling a long way to attend, there are a range of hotels available for you to stay at which will meet any budget.


The Palace Hotel (the venue for Inspiration Day 2015)

Oxford St, Manchester M60 7HA

Friday 30th January 2015 - B&B rate of £89

Saturday 31st January 2015 – B&B rate £110

Palace Hotel, Manchester - 2015 Inspiration Day 

The Palace Hotel is set in the heart of Manchester and is easily accessible by rail, bus, tram and airport links – there really is no need to bring the car into the city! The Palace Hotel is situated directly opposite Oxford Road Station, is within walking distance of Piccadilly Station and St Peter’s Square tram station and is just a short journey from Manchester International Airport.

There is a wealth of other hotels locally to cater for any taste or budget. We would suggest using websites such as to source the best offers and discounts as they change on a daily basis.

If you have any questions, please e-mail


Meet Our Sponsors:

Tyro Training Solutions Ltd

 Tyro Training Solutions

Local Council Training ~ Sunday 1st February

On the Sunday after Inspiration Day, the JCI UK National Board team will be running Council Team training for those members on their local Council teams in 2015.

The training includes topics such as event management, running effective meetings, strategic and succession planning and team building. This fun and interactive training is the perfect way for all council team members to ensure they can hit the ground running at the start of the year.

The session (10am-1pm) is free to attend, but please ensure you sign up on the EventBrite page so we know how many to expect.