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96. Clearway Holdings

Director: Paul Murphy 
Employment: 149
Turnover: £155m
Pre-tax profit: £9.4m

Clearway Holdings is a group holding company which is parent to three other active companies which are specialists in the handling and disposal of waste materials and the recycling of ferrous and non-ferrous metals.

Clearway Holdings is the parent company of Clearway Disposals and Aughrim Landfill, both registered in Northern Ireland, and Hammond Lane Metal, registered in Dublin.

It has sites in Belfast, Portadown, Athlone and Ringaskiddy (Cork).

The subsidiaries were bought back in 2005 in a deal which, at the time, was worth over £71m and included goodwill of £34m.

The group and its subsidiaries are controlled by shareholders from one family.

John Murphy who established and owned the company died suddenly in 2009 while on a charity cycle in Mexico. He started the company in the early 1970s at his family home at Brownstown Road in Portadown before it moved to its present headquarters. 


41 Dobbin Road, 
BT62 4EY 
Tel: 028 3833 7333 


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