Clear AV is to create 60 new jobs in Northern Ireland. The Lisburn firm installs technology at luxury hotels – mostly in London – and is currently working on around 45 different projects. These projects range in value from £10m to £100m in value, and clients include Claridge’s, the Hilton Hotel Group, W hotel and Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy. The new staff will triple the company’s workforce of 30.
Clear AV was founded 25 years ago. The company initially installed television aerials, but later expanded their services into contemporary technology. This includes hotel television and room systems controlled by an iPad computer tablet. In addition, Clear AV developed an automated lighting system for Claridge’s.
Clear AV technology developed in collaboration with Apple
Philip Dowds, Clear AV’s managing director said that the company uses technology to create “amazing experiences every day.” These include technology to create dramatic lighting, control temperature, music and immersive theatre systems.
“In the luxury commercial sector we install similar technologically complex projects that are controlled using a simple interface on a customised iPad that we have developed in collaboration with Apple. These devices function differently from a standard iPad and enable users to control every aspect of the room, from TV and audio to climate and access,” he explained.
The 60 new jobs should be created by 2020 as Clear AV expands its client base. The company will also be rebranding, said Dowds.
“We’re a hungry, ambitious and driven team who have been fortunate to work on some of the most prestigious commercial and residential projects in London – especially over the past three years or so. We are renowned for delivering complex, high-end projects on time every time. Our business has evolved in line with our sector and we are currently finalising an exciting re-brand.”