About Us

Clive Richardson Limited is an award winning multi-disciplinary company based in Northern Ireland, with renowned specialist expertise in sportsground design, construction, renovation and maintenance.  From our offices in Portadown, Saintfield, Dublin, Birmingham and London we deliver a wide range of projects around the world.

From humble beginnings in the late 1960’s our business has gone through a period of unrivaled growth in the last ten years, and is now considered as one of the leaders in the sportsground construction industry.  The company incorporates other well-known sportsground companies, including John G. Duff and Horta Soils Limited within its group.

From concept, through design, into construction and beyond we have worked with, and for, some of the most well-known and respected names in the sports industry to deliver inspiring sportsground solutions to the highest standard.

Our work has seen us win many awards over the last decade in particular, with local, national and international recognition of the projects which we have helped to deliver.

CRL also offer expert solutions across a number of other disciplines including Arboriculture, Grounds and Facilities Management, Landscaping, Invasive Species Management, Waste Wood Recycling and the manufacture of a wide range of bespoke sand based root-zones, fibre-elastic and fibresand on-site using our mobile production plant.

Pioneers In Sportsground Construction

Company History


John G Duff

Purchased 31 January 2005 by Horta Soils Limited (now incorporated into CRL – Clive Richardson Limited)


CA Haffey & Son Limited

The company that we now are was first registered on 24 January 1977 as CA Haffey and Son Limited. We rebranded as CRL - Clive Richardson Limited when we moved to a bigger 40 acre site in February 2007


Horta Soils Limited

Company incorporated into CRL – Clive Richardson Limited January 2012

Meet The Team

Clive Richardson

Managing Director

Priscilla McFarland

General Manager/Director

Maurice Shilliday

Contracts Director


Clive Richardson Limited have been at the forefront of sportsground construction on the island of Ireland for nearly half a century and have gained a growing reputation internationally over the last decade.  During this time we have been the recipients of some of the most highly coveted and respected accolades in our industry and the wider business community.  The awards which we have won over this time are testament to the individuals and teams within CRL who have achieved extraordinary success through their hard work, passion and commitment to ensure that the projects which we have delivered are to the highest standards.

Awards Name: 2019 ALCI Landscape Awards

Category: Commercial Maintenance

Award Level: Award of Merit

Project: Maintenance of the National Football Stadium, Belfast

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Awards Name: 2019 ALCI Landscape Awards

Category: Commercial Maintenance

Award Level: Award of Merit

Project: Belfast City Council Young Street Tree Maintenance

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Awards Name: 2019 ALCI Landscape Awards

Category: Sportsgrounds

Award Level: Winner

Project: Aston Villa FC Bodymoor Heath Training Ground

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Awards Name: 2017 ALCI Landscape Awards

Category: Bog Oak Trophy

Award Level: Joint Winner

Project: King Abdullah Sports City Stadium, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

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