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Top 100: Tim Martin, JD Wetherspoon

19 April 2018 by
Top 100: Tim Martin, JD Wetherspoon

Overall ranking: 2 (6 in 2012)

Pub and bar operator ranking: 1 (1 in 2012)

Snapshot JD Wetherspoon chairman Tim Martin's inbox may be dominated by journalists seeking his views on Brexit, but his priority remains the continued success of the pub business he founded in 1979 when he took on the lease of a pub in Muswell Hill, and which floated on the Stock Exchange in 1992. The company now operates around 900 pubs and for the 26 weeks to 28 January 2018 revenue was up 3.6% to £830.4m, with group like-for-like sales up 6.1%. As Martin likes to point out, JD Wetherspoon contributes 1/1,000th of the UK's total tax revenues.

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