Meet the Team
Paul Smyth, Operations Manager

Operations Manager

Could you tell us about your background and how you became the Operations Manager at Clearhill? Before I worked here, I owned my car wash and valeting business for ten years. Brian was one of my clients, and during a conversation about my next career move, he told me that Clearhill were recruiting for a […]

Workshop Maintenance, Repair and installation Engineer

workshop engineer

Welcome to Clearhill This is an exciting opportunity to join the Clearhill team as a Workshop Maintenance, Repair and installation Engineer. Clearhill operates multiple brands within the shopping centre and grocery sector throughout the UK and Ireland, including the supply and operation of Leisure Vending Machines, Online retail as well as the provision of Gift […]

Benefits of a Gift Card Programme

Benefits of a Gift Card Programme

Gift cards are not a new concept. They have been in circulation for decades across the retail, food and leisure industries for gifting or, at times, refund purposes. According to Capital One Shopping research, the gift card market is currently valued at $899.3 billion and is expected to reach $2.3 trillion by 2030 globally. Every […]

Lakeside Village Partnership

Lakeside Village

We are pleased to announce our latest partnership with Lakeside Village in Doncaster. Lakeside Village, managed by outlet specialists Realm, boasts more than 45 brand-name retailers with a footfall of more than 2 million visitors annually. Having partnered with Realm in other locations throughout the UK, Clearhill was the natural choice to enhance the centre’s […]

FunHub Nominated for Best App in Spider Awards

Spider Awards

We are pleased to announce that our FunHub App, developed by Sugar Rush, has been nominated for Best App in the 2024 Spider Awards (“Spiders”). The Spider Awards are in their 27th year and celebrate ‘Digital Brilliance’. The Spiders are, in their own words, ‘Ireland’s benchmark for digital excellence’ ( Our app has been shortlisted […]

Our Lean Journey – How it Started

Lean Blog

What is Lean?  The 2 Second Lean approach, developed by Paul Akers of FastCap in the US, simplifies our continuous improvement efforts by focusing on the principles of growing people and eliminating waste. To do this, we seek to implement incremental improvements every day throughout our work environment. For the last 3-years, the team here […]

Meet the Team
John McAreavey, Director

John McAreavey

Tell us about your background and how you became a Director at Clearhill. I’ve been involved in the family business in some way since I was 5 years old, and it’s something I’ve always enjoyed being a part of. When I was studying my A Levels, a family friend and Clearhill’s accountant, John MacMahon, advised […]

Meet The Team
Brian McAreavey,
Commercial Director

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Tell us about your background and how you became a Commercial Director. I grew up working for the family business from 10 years old, but my plan was not always to continue this path as I began my vocational training for joinery after leaving school at 16. After two years, I realised this was not […]

Pay Less, Play More

Funhub App Black Friday promotion

After the FunHub app launch in May, we have been seeking ways to use it to add value for our end users. Upon launch, we could give cashback to our users who paid for kiddie rides, for example, through the app. Since October, the team has been using a mix of push and in-app notifications […]

My Learnings From IAAPA


After a week in the not-so-sunny Sunshine State, I wanted to share some of my thoughts and learnings from the IAAPA Expo 2023. The show manages to impress every time we attend, and this year was no exception. From the pinball-themed entrance to the impressive stands and displays from across the amusement industry, there is always […]

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