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CLEAR team set to run the 2018 Virgin London Marathon for charity

In April next year, twelve brave staff members from CLEAR Insurance Management will be running the 2018 Virgin London Marathon to raise money for three chosen charities; Children with Cancer, Tommy’s, and Mind.

Introducing the 'CLEAR Runnings' team

Amongst the ‘CLEAR Runnings’ team are Daniel Innes - running for Tommy’s,  Lianne Bayne - running for Mind  and Kevin Donegan, Stewart Ruffles, Paul Harte, Paul Merrick, Katie Magri, John Crouch, Deniz Djemal, Brent Escott, Sam Cheshire, Lucky Clayton all of whom are raising money for Children with Cancer. 

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CLEAR raises funds for Cancer Research UK at annual Golf Day

On Thursday 7th September, we hosted our annual Golf Day to thank clients, insurers and associates for their custom and assistance during the past 12 months.

We were blessed with mainly dry weather and great golf playing and we were able to raise £730 for our Charity of the Year, Cancer Research UK on the day. 

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The Cockpit Arts/Clear Award 2016: Leah Jensen’s Progress

First launched in 2012, the annual Cockpit Arts / CLEAR Insurance Award aims to support professional craftspeople by providing them with match funded studio space and business development support for one year.

Of the 10 designer-makers invited to interview in July 2016, Leah Jensen impressed the judges and was selected as winner of the 2016 Award. Leah Jensen is a ceramicist and wood turner who merges different materials together to create striking and unique pieces. Leah’s research examines European painting between the 14th – 16th centuries, depicting tales of sorrow, tragedy and beauty.

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CLEAR acquires MPW Insurance Brokers

We are delighted to announce our acquisition of MPW Insurance Brokers based in Maidstone, Kent.  This latest deal represents our 21st acquisition since we were established in 2001 and now means that we handle over £90m in premiums. MPW also becomes our largest acquisition to date.

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Our employees of the year 2016–Kerry, Tracy and Nisa

In 2014, CLEAR launched the Pauline Uludag Employee of the Year Award in memory of our well-loved Claims Manager Pauline Uludag, who lost her fight with illness in December 2012 and passed away. Pauline was known for her exemplary standards, cheerful and considerate demeanour and genuine warmth towards clients, colleagues and insurers. The award was set up to recognise those of our staff who go the extra mile like Pauline did.

We had several staff nominations for our award and we were delighted to announce at our recent staff party that the winner of the 2016 award was Kerry Thompson. There were also two runner up awards; Tracy Holding-Director of the Year and Nisa Leach-Young Achiever of the Year.

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Disruption to our email services 13th-16th January 2017

Please note that CLEAR will be moving email services on the weekend of 13th-16th January 2017.

 
All emails sent to us will continue to be received and forwarded, but there could be a sluggish response to some services and our access to emails may be restricted/delayed.

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Our Christmas Opening Hours

Christmas is nearly here and as 2016 comes to an end we would like to take a moment to thank you for your valued support. Sending you yuletide greetings and the best of luck for a prosperous 2017!

 

Here are our Christmas opening hours incase you need to contact us:

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CLEAR girl selected as Apprenticeships Live finalist

Congratulations to Laura Miller, Trainee Account Handler in CLEAR's Commercial department, for being selected as an Apprenticeships Live finalist having recently attended their regional event.

The objective of the events, hosted by the Insurance Times and CII, is to help recognise and develop the insurance industry’s brightest and best apprentices.

The judging panel were extremely impressed with the quality of input from everyone on the day and Laura was selected – unanimously – as one of the finalists for their London event, which was held on Monday.

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Aviva Community Fund: Get Voting!

Aviva run a great campaign every year to support local causes promoted by brokers, offering the chance for community projects to win funding.

Oliver Webb, who works in our Leamington Spa Office, put forward a fantastic cause and is promoting the Birmingham Children’s Hospital Transplant Games Team. It’s a great event which the families love and raises the profile of organ donorship.

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The Cockpit Arts/Clear Award 2016: Matt Warner’s Progress

First launched in 2012, the annual Cockpit Arts / CLEAR Insurance Award aims to support professional craftspeople by providing them with match funded studio space and business development support for one year. Matthew moved in to Cockpit Arts, Deptford in January 2016 and we recently caught up with him to ask about his progress winning the award.

We are pleased to share some Q&As about Matt’s progress:

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CLEAR raises nearly £900 for Cancer Research UK at annual Golf Day

On Thursday 8th September, we hosted our annual Golf Day to thank clients, insurers and associates for their custom and assistance during the past 12 months.

Once again we were blessed with fantastic weather and great golf playing and we were able to raise nearly £900 for our Charity of the Year, Cancer Research UK on the day. 

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CLEAR raise nearly £1000 for CRUK at raffle evening

On Thursday 14th July we held a Cheese and Wine raffle event for Insurers and staff to raise money for our Charity of Choice for 2016, Cancer Research UK.

Our staff voted to support Cancer Research UK in 2016, as they need our support to fund clinical trials, the running of labs and all those working tirelessly to beat cancer.

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Leah Jensen wins Cockpit Arts/ CLEAR Insurance Award

We are delighted to announce that Leah Jensen is the winner of this year’s Cockpit Arts/ CLEAR Insurance Award. The award, which specifically aims to support professional designer-makers, was very competitive and Leah was chosen due to her innovative techniques in process.

Leah has been awarded a match funded place at Cockpit Arts Holborn for one year, worth £2,500. including; Studio space for one year, business and professional development services and an insurance package from CLEAR.

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Customer Survey Winner Announced!

Back in May, we asked you if you’d take part in our email survey as we wanted to better understand what our customers need from us and how we can improve our service.

Firstly, a big thanks to all of you who took part.

We received some excellent feedback around improving our communication, documentation and online services and are currently looking at ways in which we can implement as many of your suggestions as possible.

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Clear girl celebrates graduating at the CII’s Great Hall

Congratulations to Georgia Hollis who has just celebrated passing the CII Accredited Brokerbility Academy Apprenticeship in a graduation ceremony held at the Great Hall of the Chartered Insurance Institute in London, on 27 May 2016. Georgia is Trainee Account Handler in Clear's Property Department and was one of 17 young apprentices to receive their qualification as part of the first Brokerbility Academy Programme.

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Quarter 1 Winners of Our Employee of the Year Award 2016- Khayyam and Andy

We’re delighted to announce the first quarter winners of our Pauline Uludag Employee of the Year Award are Andy King and Khayyam Khan, who earned nominations from our staff for their positive attitude, support for others and the outstanding service they provide to colleagues and customers respectively. Here's a little bit about our quarter 1 winners , with some quotes from our staff:

 

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