The Business Travel Awards completed their first round of judging and last week the much anticipated list of finalists was finally released. We are pleased to announce that Clarity has been shortlisted for four awards: 

Best new travel technology product - Go2Insight

Go2Insight+ is not just another MI dashboard. It is a revolutionary way of aggregating and mining data, the likes of which have not been seen within the travel industry. Next month we’ll be sharing some exciting updates on this innovative technology, so keep an eye on our social channels for the latest updates. 

Best Sales and Account Management team

Earlier in the year, we scooped the Best Account Management Team award at the Business Travel People Awards and now our team is back with Sales as joint finalists for the 2019 Business Travel Awards. Event though both teams form two distinct departments, they are closely aligned and live and breathe our values. 

Creativity and innovation is a key value at Clarity, one which is embodied fully by the Sales and Account Management teams; they seek to tackle wider business issues in a unique and thoughtful way. As individuals they make continual developments and improvements, which benefit the whole team and our clients.

Rising Star of the Year - Senior Events Consultant, Joanna Lake

Not just a rising star within Clarity,  Joanna shines within the wider conference and events industry as a whole. Despite her relatively short career, Jo continually demonstrates her potential as a future leader, made all the more remarkable by her relatively short tenure as an events consultant. 

And finally…

Best TMC (More than £200 million UK annual sales)

Over the last year we’ve been making waves in the business travel industry, not only through our product offering and customer service but in the way that we do things. At Clarity we see things differently, we’re not set in our ways and we’re constantly evolving. We recently launched our manifesto, Hearts & Minds, where we are shaking things up and encouraging everyone to change the way they think about business travel. Our passion runs through all we do, from our Business Travel Consultants on the front line to our groundbreaking MI. As we look forward to 2019,we have plenty of exciting events up ahead to make business travel better and brighter.

Click here to view the 2019 Business Travel Awards full shortlist

Earlier this week the finalists in the 2018 IBM iX everywoman in Travel Awards finalists were announced online. 

From young apprentices starting their career journey, to well-established entrepreneurs inspiring other ambitious individuals to join the industry, the 29 finalists are the role models whose success stories will encourage the next generation of travel stars.   

This year’s finalists were hand-selected by the industry’s most discerning leaders including Chris Browne OBE, COO at easyJet; Jackie Wybrow, Senior Director, People Operations, TripAdvisor; and Jo Rzymowska, Vice President & Managing Director at Celebrity Cruises. 

We are pleased to announce that our Apprentice Business Travel Consultant, Sydney Howard, has been selected as a finalist in the One to Watch category, sponsored by TripAdvisor. This Award is for a young game-changer under the age of 21 in education or apprenticeship who demonstrates a passion for the travel industry.  

Sydney is in her second year apprenticeship assisting clients on every facet of their journey, from booking air, rail and hotel through to offering destination advice. In her relatively short time at Clarity she has received numerous internal and external accolades, demonstrating her passion for the travel industry and her ability to go far.  

She was nominated for two consecutive years at the Clarity Brighter Awards and was awarded Damar Student of the Month in May out of over 1700 apprentices. Sydney has also received the Above and Beyond award 3 times, making her one of the highest performing consultants in terms of customer service within the business. 

Winners will be announced at a ceremony held at East Wintergarden, located between the iconic towers of Canary Wharf in London on 14 November.    

Click here to read more about the 2018 IBM iX everywoman in Travel Awards.  

We are proud to announce that we have managed to scoop not one, not two but an outstanding FOUR awards at this year’s Business Travel People Awards. 

It’s been a busy twelve months for Clarity and it’s amazing to see that even with the business changes that have been happening, our people have continued to work hard and produce results for the company and for our clients. A fantastic day was had all round, as the judges recognised and commended the winners on their consistent delivery, quality and exceptional talent. 

Head of Account Management, Joanne Savory, who picked up Account Management Team of the Year said:

 “We are just absolutely thrilled. Our account management team has been through a period of significant change, but they have continued to deliver quality, efficiency and security to our clients, smoothing the path for them as we transitioned from two businesses to one. I couldn’t be prouder of them.”

The theme of exceptional customer service and business relationships was echoed by wins for Martin Hayes-Gleave who took home MICE Manager of the Year and Amy Edmonds, who secured Sales / Business Development Manager of the Year. 

“Customer service is at the heart of what we do and who we are. We want to give our clients not only value for money and industry insight, but a great experience when they work with us. For us, investing in our staff through training rewards and recognition is the best way to achieve this. We encourage our people to let their personalities shine through, making us brighter in every sense of the word.” - Pat Mcdonagh, CEO.

If those awards weren’t enough, Head of Marketing, Alexandra Kington, picked up a brand new award launched for 2018, Newcomer of the Year, aimed at recognising those new to the industry. 

“To be recognised by your peers after joining Clarity only a few months ago is incredible. The business travel community is exceptionally close knit and well connected. I feel so honoured to have been welcomed into the industry and to be making my mark. Clarity is just such a great place to work and I am looking forward to some really exciting times up ahead.” - Alexandra Kington

It’s been a fantastic week for us here at Clarity, as the awards success comes after we recently ranked 10thin the Buying Business Travel Magazine 50 Top TMCs. 

After setting ourselves some impressive growth targets for this year, we have every confidence we will achieve them with our award-winning teams leading the way. 

Find out how brighter business travel can boost your bottom line.