Business travel firm Clarity is claiming one of the lowest gender pay gaps in the travel management company sector.

The Manchester-based TMC revealed a 12% median pay gap, a figure lower than the government average.

The top pay quartile at the company is 56% female, demonstrating a strong culture of leadership by women.

The declaration follows the government’s mandate that all businesses over 250 employees publically report their gender pay gap.

Clarity’s group HR director Jane Harrington said: “We are delighted with these results. We have always seen ourselves as pioneering, in all aspects of business, but these figures show that we are truly a workplace where equality is taken seriously and all our staff are valued.”

“There is still some way to go, however, and we are putting measures in place to ensure that access to senior positions are available to all. We hope that each year we will reduce the gap until we have a truly equal workforce.”

Chief executive, Pat McDonagh, added: “Our people are what makes Clarity great. We need to ensure that we’re retaining the best people and moving them up in our business.

“We’re currently looking at extending flexible working policies, introducing additional management training and mentor schemes to help people get promoted from within.

“We’re proud of our team and we are committed to making Clarity the leading light in gender equality.”

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