Wetherspoons to create 10,000 jobs opening up new pubs and hotels
Wetherspoons is to invest more than £200 million in pubs and hotels over the next four years, creating around 10,000 jobs, the company has announced.
Most of the investment will be channelled into developments in small and medium-sized towns, but some larger towns and cities will also benefit.
Bourne in Lincolnshire, Waterford in Ireland, Hamilton in Scotland, Ely in Cambridgeshire, Diss in Norfolk, Felixstowe in Suffolk, Newport Pagnell in Buckinghamshire and Prestatyn in North Wales are among the areas set to get new pubs.
Wetherspoons is also set to invest in cities including London, Dublin, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Birmingham, Leeds and Galway.
Wetherspoons founder and chairman Tim Martin said: "We are looking forward to opening many more new pubs as well as investing in existing pubs over the next four years.
"The fact that we will be creating approximately 10,000 jobs is great news too."