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JW Lees

JW Lees

Geographic Location

Country: United Kingdom
Region: North West


Sector: Hotel / restaurants
Accomodation and food service activities
56.3 - Beverage serving activities
Number Employed: 1100

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 22-05-2014
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Foreseen End Date: 31-05-2019
Planned Job Creation: 1000

Additional Information

Brewer and pub operator JW Lees has announced it will create 1,000 jobs over the next five years. The job creation is a result of a GBP 67.5 million investment by the company, which will see JW Lees buy and develop 65 pubs in the North-West of England. According to the source, the company has had record sales levels for the past 12 months.

The source also reports that the company will be starting a profit share scheme for its staff so that they will benefit from the company's financial growth.