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Sportsbreaks.com Announce Mark Cueto as Brand Ambassador for Rugby World Cup 2023 in Humorous Spot

The official Rugby World Cup 2023 travel agent will work with Mark to promote the tournament packages now on sale. Sports travel provider Sportsbreaks.com has announced England Rugby and Sale Sharks icon Mark Cueto as the Rugby World Cup 2023 Brand Ambassador with a humorous spot where Mark is seen reminiscing on *that* try from […]

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CLARITY SPORTS TRAVEL & ONWARD ANNOUNCE STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP

The UK’s leading sports travel provider, Clarity, and their consumer sports travel arm, Sportsbreaks.com, have today, Tuesday 11th August, announced their strategic partnership with USA based Destination Management specialists, Onward. The partnership will see Clarity Sports working collaboratively with Onward in North America on everything ranging from professional team sports travel and logistics to consumer […]

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Clarity secures place on new public sector global travel and venue solutions framework

Clarity, the business travel experts, are one of 3 agencies to have secured a place on the latest Crown Commercial Services Travel and Venue Sourcing framework for the public sector.  The framework (RM6164 Public Sector Global Travel and Venue Solutions – Solution B) is open to any public sector organisation, including central government, local authorities […]

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Is sustainability 2020's biggest buzzword?

A little while back we featured buzzword bingo on Absolute Clarity (the number one travel management podcast – just in case you were wondering). For those who didn’t listen, buzzword bingo is an internal game we play at Clarity where we highlight the buzzwords, we see every day and replace them with plain English. You’re […]

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Clarity Sports Announce Dundalk FC Partnership

The deal will see the travel experts become the Official European Travel Supplier of the League of Ireland Premier Division side Business and team travel expert, Clarity Sports, has today announced a partnership with League of Ireland Premier Division side, Dundalk FC, becoming the team’s Official European Travel Supplier. The partnership will see Clarity Sports […]

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Clarity Appoints venuedirectory.com’s GRATIS Venue Finding Software

Clarity Business Travel, one of the UK’s leading independent travel management companies, has signed an agreement with venuedirectory.com for its end-to-end venue finding software, GRATIS, that will enable the company to enhance the efficiency of its services. Paul Casement, Director of Sales and Account Management at Clarity, explained "The past year has been a challenging one and […]

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Sportsbreaks.com Announced as Official Darts Events Breaks Provider to the PDC

Sports travel experts set to offer exclusive travel and event break packages to fans as Official Partner of the Professional Darts Corporation Leading consumer sports travel provider, Sportsbreaks.com, has announced a three-year deal that will mark them as the Official Darts Event Break Provider to the Professional Darts Corporation. Sportsbreaks.com hold exclusive UK rights to […]

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Sportsbreaks.com partner with Britain’s leading professional cycling events

Sports travel provider Sportsbreaks.com will act as the Official Hospitality Partner for Britain’s leading professional cycling events, the Tour of Britain, the Women’s Tour, and the Tour Series. The five-year partnership with event organisers SweetSpot sees Sportsbreaks.com awarded exclusive rights to sell distinctive hospitality packages for all three of this year’s events, and beyond. Rob […]

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Clarity Sports Announce Partnership with Par4Sports

The sports travel experts have formed an exclusive strategic partnership to deliver all travel & accommodation logistics for Par4Sports training camps Clarity Sports, part of leading business travel management specialists Clarity Travel, have today announced their agreement to become the official travel and business supplier to hands-on sports agency Par4Sports. The partnership sees Clarity Sports […]

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Clarity Sports Announce Saracens Mavericks Partnership

The deal will see the travel experts become the Official Travel Partner of the Netball Vitality Super League side, Saracens Mavericks Clarity Sports has today announced a partnership with women’s netball side, Saracens Mavericks, becoming the side’s Official Travel Partner. The partnership will see Clarity Sports provide team and business travel, facilitating the travel logistics […]

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Clarity Sports Announce Everton Football Club Partnership

Travel experts Clarity to become official Team & Business Travel Partner Clarity also becomes official Match Break partner – offering matchday packages to fans travelling to the city to watch The Toffees once restrictions allow Clarity Sports, part of one of the UK’s leading travel management companies Clarity Travel, has today announced their multi-year partnership […]

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An update from Clarity for 2021

Happy New Year to you all. From all of us at Clarity, we hope that you have managed to have a good break over Christmas and the New Year as well as staying safe in these strange times. Travel remains a particularly fluid situation with changes to policy and regulations happening on an almost hourly […]

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Sportsbreaks.com Extends Lancashire Cricket Partnership

Sports travel provider, Sportsbreaks.com, has announced a three-year partnership extension with Lancashire Cricket. The partnership sees Sportsbreaks.com continue as the Club’s Official Sports Travel Partner, and Clarity Travel, its parent company will provide a Business Travel solution for the Club. Sportsbreaks.com is the sports spectator travel arm of travel experts, Clarity Travel, specialising in unforgettable […]

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SportsBreaks.com Announced as an Official Travel Agent for RWC 2023

Sports travel experts win rights to sell travel packages to UK fans as Official Travel Agent of the tournament Leading consumer sports travel provider, Sportsbreaks.com, has today announced that it will act as an Official Travel Agent for Rugby World Cup 2023, in France. Sportsbreaks.com has been awarded exclusive rights to sell ticket-inclusive travel packages […]

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Leading Sports Travel Company Partners with Kukri

Clarity Sports, part of leading business travel management company Clarity Travel, have teamed up with Kukri Sports. The deal sees the Preston-based brand become the official uniform supplier for Clarity Sports, and the company’s supporter travel arm, sportsbreaks.com.   The partnership will see Kukri provide a formal uniform range, including vital all-weather gear for Clarity’s […]

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Clarity Sports announce Queens Park Rangers partnership

Clarity Sports, part of leading business travel management company Clarity Travel, have today announced a three-year partnership with Queens Park Rangers Football Club, becoming the club’s official team and business travel partner. Clarity will facilitate QPR’s team and business travel for all fixtures, in a deal which will see the two work together until at […]

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Clarity Travel and Sportsbreaks.com announce partnership with Sale Sharks

One of the UK’s leading travel providers, Clarity Travel, and their consumer sports travel arm, Sportsbreaks.com, have today 1st September  announced their partnership with Rugby Union giants, Sale Sharks. The initial deal will begin from the start of the 2020/21 season and will run for 3 years. The partnership will see Clarity provide their best […]

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Clarity and Sportsbreaks.com Announce Scottish Rugby Partnership

Clarity Sports and their supporter travel provider, Sportsbreaks.com, have today announced a partnership with Scottish Rugby, becoming the official Team, Business and Supporter Travel Partner. The partnerships will see Clarity Sports provide team and business travel, while Sportbreaks.com will handle supporter away travel and match break packages – which include tickets and accommodation – for […]

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Clarity Sports announce Saracens Partnership

Clarity Sports has today announced an extension to its partnership with Saracens Rugby Union, extending their role as the Official Travel Provider until 2023. The partnership will see Clarity Sports provide team travel for Saracens’ men’s and women’s sides, as well as facilitating all of the club’s business travel. In addition to the deal seeing […]

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Room with a view – Clarity launches meeting solution in post COVID world

Clarity, the business travel experts, have launched a new meeting room solution to help companies transition safely back into the workplace. According to a recent survey, two-thirds of Clarity clients believe that a dedicated management tool would encourage them to undertake in-office meetings.  To meet this need, Clarity are launching Clarity Spaces, to help companies […]

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Risk assessments forms new world order as travellers prepare for take-off

Clarity have put risk assessments and safety at the forefront of a number of new key technology initiatives as they prepare for the return of travel. Following a number of client and traveller surveys and digital roundtables, the business travel experts have implemented a number of key risk and safety features to support travellers going […]

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SportsBreaks.com & Clarity announce Edinburgh Rugby Partnership

Clarity Sports and Sportsbreaks.com have today announced a renewal of their commercial partnership with Edinburgh Rugby, becoming both the Official Club Travel Provider and Official Supporter Travel Partner for the Guinness PRO14 side. Sportsbreaks.com - the supporter focused arm of Clarity – will act as Edinburgh Rugby’s Official Supporter Travel Partner, while Clarity Sports will […]

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SportsBreaks.com & Clarity extend partnership with Leicester Tigers

The sports travel experts will provide team and supporter travel for the Tigers’ away fixtures Clarity Sports, and their supporter travel provider, Sportsbreaks.com, has today announced an extension to their partnership with rugby union giants, Leicester Tigers. The extension, which will run through until June 2023, will see Clarity continue as Leicester Tigers’ Official Team […]

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Safety tops concerns for business travel return

Clarity, the business travel experts, today released the results of a client survey on the future of business travel alongside their own 10 step guide to re-starting a travel programme.  The survey, completed by over 100 travel and procurement managers and supplemented by a series of one to one discussions and roundtable events, helped to […]

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The future is, as it always has been, being there

Amidst a tidal wave of bad news wherever we look, there was one incredibly positive, life affirming moment. The Space X rocket launch marked a first in commercial space flight. The very first privately funded manned mission to space. Watching at home with my two young boys, the wonder and excitement in their eyes was […]

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Airline Refund Update

I hope you, your families, friends and colleagues are safe and well during these difficult and extraordinary times. Here at Clarity, we’re doing everything we can to service the needs of our clients and ensure the business is in great health for the future.  To that end, as you’ll already be aware, we have utilised […]

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Clarity’s membership with The Institute of Customer Service

Clarity is delighted to announce its new membership with The Institute of Customer Service, affirming our continual commitment to providing our clients with the best possible customer experience. The Institute of Customer Service is the independent, professional membership body for customer service who both set and uphold the standard to enable their members to improve […]

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Clarity Business Update ​​​​on Coronavirus (COVID-19) for Business Travellers

Dear all, Before I continue, let me first say that I hope you, your families and colleagues are safe and well.  I know this is a very difficult time for everyone and we hope that we can all get to something more like business as usual very soon.  I wanted to write to you to […]

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Rangers Announce Partnership With Clarity Sports

RANGERS are delighted to announce a three and a half year relationship with Clarity Sports to become the club’s Official Team Travel Supplier. Clarity Sports are part of leading business travel management company Clarity Travel Management. The travel experts will provide Team Travel for the Rangers first-team, with Sportsbreaks.com providing Match Breaks for Rangers’ fans. […]

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Business Cards are a Waste

Save the date. Note it down somewhere, preferably not on a scrap of paper that will be added to the random pile on the side of your desk. Clarity are making a change for the better and it starts with a few simple actions. For a start, we’re getting rid of unnecessary brochure printing. With […]

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Branching Out

Which is the most important office for a business? The head office or the branch? The head office is usually filled to the brim with the senior managers, doing important day to day activities to ensure the growth of the business. Branches, on the other hand, are seen as satellite offices, orbiting the mothership to […]

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A Day in the Life of an Apprentice - Business Travel Consultant, Mark Doma

 Tell us a little bit about you  My name is Mark Doma and I’m currently enrolled on a 2 year Business Travel Consultant Apprenticeship in the Online Team. I commute every day into the Manchester Office. I’m 20 years old in March and by August I’ll have worked at Clarity for two years.   How would […]

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A Day in the Life of an Apprentice - Business Travel Consultant, Eilidh McInnes

Tell us a little bit about you? My name is Eilidh I’m 18 and I’m from the Edinburgh office. I’m currently training to become a Travel consultant through my Business Travel apprenticeship. Since High school I knew I wanted to work in the Travel and tourism industry. It was always the one subject I loved […]

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Traveller Wellbeing

Pushed up against the person next to you, armpit in your face, someone’s elbow digging into your side – sound familiar? The average business travel commute is, let’s face it, often sweaty and unpleasant. The heating is on full blast in your crowded train carriage and you’re wishing you were anywhere but here. It’s no […]

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Lancashire Cricket announces partnerships with Titanic Distillers and Clarity

Lancashire Cricket announces partnerships with Titanic Distillers and Clarity Lancashire Cricket is delighted to announce two new partnerships with Titanic Distillers and Clarity, signing five-year and one-year contracts respectively. Titanic Distillers, who are Official Spirits Partner and Official Water Partner, goes on sale on St Patrick’s Day and is based at the historical Thompson Dry […]

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2020 Trends – What does the future hold for travel?

As the year draws to a close, it’s the perfect time to reflect on our collective successes from the past year and look at where we’re headed in 2020. I’m anticipating the usual frenzy of ‘new year, new me’ in early January, followed by widespread panic dieting due to Christmas overindulgence… Waistline concerns aside, my […]

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FAW announces Clarity Sports as official team travel partner

The Football Association of Wales (FAW) and Clarity Sports, which is part of leading business travel management company Clarity, today announced a new partnership that will see Clarity provide all domestic and international travel for the national team at all levels from age-grade to the senior sides. Clarity Sports has signed a three-year contract that […]

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Being green around the globe

Business travel and the environment; let’s address the elephant in the room We all play a pivotal role in ensuring a sustainable future; everything from our fashion, diet and travel choices are under scrutiny from a societal, media and political standpoint. And while it can sometimes feel overwhelming, with such growing pressure for immediate action, […]

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Clarity come aboard with Leicester Tigers

Leicester Tigers have teamed up with business travel experts Clarity in a new partnership until the end of the 2019/20 season.  Manchester-based Clarity manage the business travel for many sports clubs’ admin staff and directors, and has recently stepped into recruit the entire Thomas Cook Sports team travel following the latter’s closure. Clarity has employed […]

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What does it mean to be agile in business?

Agile: just another fancy business word? To survive in today’s fast-paced business landscape, we’re all having to up our game. ‘Agile’ seems to be the latest business buzzword (sorry to our Bid Writer, Gareth McCann – we know how much you dislike these). But what does it mean to be agile in business? Is this […]

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A Day in the Life of our Customer Services Manager

Listening to the needs of our clients, acting upon their feedback and always striving to improve. It's no easy task, but our Customer Services Manager, Annette Ritson, is on hand to ensure our clients are well looked after throughout the customer journey. What’s a regular morning for you? I’m a morning person, so I like […]

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Clarity recruits 17 Thomas Cook Sport staff

Launching a new sports travel division Clarity has become an overnight leader in elite sports team travel, recruiting the entire Thomas Cook Sports team travel management team as a unit and stepping in to rescue a string of teams after the collapse of Thomas Cook. A string of Premier League football clubs, as well as […]

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A Day in the Life of the Travel Alerts Team

Our Travel Alerts Team work tirelessly to ensure travellers are kept informed, night or day, about any situation which may pose a risk to their safety. We caught up with Lynne, Cherlyn and Grant to find out how they keep up with the unexpected, from extreme weather, major disruptions and everything in between. What’s a […]

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Kate's story | 310

How would you feel if you were told you had six months to live? Who would be in the room with you? What would you say? Two years ago our Head of Special Projects, Kate Wolstenholme, sat in a consultancy room and was diagnosed with stage four cancer. Luckily for Kate, a Macmillan nurse was […]

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Experience Malaysia Airlines Business Class

The Malaysia Airlines Business Class on the A350 is designed with comfort in mind offering direct aisle access for almost all seats. Passengers can look forward to generous leg-room with a seat pitch of 78 inches, which extend to full flat beds, allowing passengers to rest and enjoy privacy throughout their journey. Passengers can relax […]

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The rise of the millennial workforce

Millennials are those born between 1981 and 1996. In recent media, they have often come under harsh, arguably unfair scrutiny. Of course, I would say this being one of ‘them’ myself. Though we’re often depicted as entitled pleasure-seekers expecting instant gratification, millennials are undoubtedly one of the most tech-savvy generations. We’ve grown up with computers […]

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Brexit and the potential impact on business travel

Over the last few years the word 'Brexit' has very much become a part of everyday life in the UK. With a deal yet to be negotiated, there are still some uncertainties surrounding Brexit and the impact it may have, but we're doing all we can to be prepared. Our job as a Travel Management […]

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Buzzword Bingo! | 309

Can you hear that? It's the collective sighs of relief as the number one travel management podcast returns for another episode! On this week's episode of Absolute Clarity, Kyle is joined in the studio by Clarity's Head of Marketing, Alexandra Kington, to discuss Clarity's new Change the Game campaign. We're then joined by Creative Bid […]

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Clarity ranked #8 in the UK Top 50 Event Agencies 2019!

Conference and Incentive Travel (C&IT) have ranked Clarity number 8 within the UK Top 50 Event Agencies for 2019 - what an achievement! “Being in the top 10 agencies makes me so proud and is testament to the continual hard work of our amazing events team” says Claire Conboy, Head of MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences […]

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Born in the USA (almost) | 308

Pour yourself a drink, get your headphones on, and let yourself relax to the ambient sounds of the number one travel management podcast, Absolute Clarity! On this week's episode, Kyle is joined in the studio by Lynda Wood Shepperd, Vice President of Managed Services at Yoh. Lynda spent the beginning of her career in the […]

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Experience the Malaysia Airlines Business Suite

First-class hospitality and comfort onboard the Airbus A350 The Malaysia Airlines Business Suite is equipped with a 180-degree recline flat bed, boasting a 26.1-inch width and a 24-inch entertainment screen. With exclusive fine dining, a gourmet menu and chef-on-call service, Malaysian hospitality takes travel to a whole new level. Once in the air, passengers are treated to […]

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All things being equal | 307

It's only the latest episode of the number one travel management podcast, Absolute Clarity, and I'm going to let you in on a secret... This one is jam-packed! On this week's episode of the podcast, Kyle welcomes Alexandra Kington, Paul Mayo, and Neil Wainwright-Farrar into the studio to debate maternity and paternity leave and whether […]

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Clarity secure number one place on the SUPC framework

Great news! It's been announced that Clarity are the number one ranked supplier for transient travel on the new SUPC framework. Through this appointment, Clarity, with a turnover of nearly £500 million, will become the UK’s largest TMC in the higher education space. The SUPC conducts the tender process on behalf of its members, putting […]

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How to get more bang for your buck

Top 5 Tips for getting the best value from your TMC Are you getting the best value from your business travel company? Yes? How do you know? Benchmarking shouldn’t just be regarded as a once in a tender exercise. It should be a regular way to assess the effectiveness of your business travel company and […]

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Autopsy of an acquisition | 306

Welcome to the latest episode of the number one travel management podcast, Absolute Clarity! On this episode of the podcast, we're performing an autopsy on Clarity's recent acquisition of Ian Allan Travel with Pat McDonagh, Pat O'Neill, and Jane Harrington. Get the true thoughts and feelings from those in the know on the latest big […]

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Eight hidden costs of DIY business travel bookings

When managing your own business travel programme, there is a whole range of issues to consider which reach far beyond hidden costs. There’s the time taken to process the order, the payment system required, the duty of care available to business travellers booking independently and perhaps even the expense management processes incurred.  Below are some […]

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Behind the conference with ITM! | 305

Oh, hi, sorry I didn’t see you there. Come on in and put your feet up. You’re just in time for the latest episode of the number one travel management podcast, Absolute Clarity, featuring ITM! On today’s show, Kyle sits down with the CEO of ITM, Scott Davies, to discuss their recent conference. From inspirational […]

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Above and beyond with Air France - KLM | 304

Are you sitting down? Good. Because it’s time for the latest episode of Absolute Clarity! The number one travel management podcast brought to you by our long-suffering host, Kyle Daniels! On today's show, we welcome Rachel Young and Jamie Herrett into the studio as we get the inside scoop on Air France – KLM. From […]

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The losers club on apprentices | 303

What do you get when you combine two losers with the busiest lady in training? The latest episode of Absolute Clarity! On today's show, we welcome back Neil Wainwright-Farrar alongside Damar Training’s Jeanie Logan, to talk to us about apprenticeships, the soul-crushing feeling of defeat, and just who is Neil's 'work wife'. Following the