Friday, December 3, 2021

Tag: Tim Martin

Poppleston Allen: “Despite society’s changing entertainment demands, cash usage and attitudes towards gambling, the ‘pub fruity’ can thrive”

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As part of a series of legal-based articles on the industry, Richard Bradley, Associate Solicitor at Poppleston Allen, gets fruity with the Coinslot community, albeit in a pub machines kind of way. If the industry can crack the code for top grade social responsibility and light touch regulation, then the opportunities for gaming machines could be rosy.

JD Wetherspoon unveils plans for worker directors as company confirms record loss

JD Wetherspoon confirms record loss
Tim Martin has confirmed an imaginative plan to bring experience and knowledge to its board but can’t escape record pre-tax loss of £154.7 million.

Don’t put us in the frame for rising infection levels!

Off the Record Covid Passports Kate Nicholls Tim Martin
What’s with the fetish for Covid Passports, why government should listen to Kate Nicholls very carefully and how Tim Martin is countering dogma with the facts.

As Tim Martin takes aim at government “propaganda” on lockdown, fellow operators lend their backing

Tim Martin Wetherspoons Sweden without draconian restrictions
Wetherspoons CEO Tim Martin has argued that Sweden shows life can go on without resorting to draconian restrictions. It’s a view many operators, including Brighton Palace Pier owner Luke Johnson, supports.

Spoons forecast a £14 million hit from second lockdown

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“The entire regulatory situation is a complete muddle.” So said JD Wetherspoon chief Tim Martin as he unveiled the impact of a second national lockdown during the release of the pub operator’s latest financial results for the four months up to 8 November.

Martin causes a coronavirus stir in Spoons staff wages row

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Controversial Wetherspoons chairman Tim Martin provoked fierce anger last week, after suggesting that the company might not pay its locked-down staff until government..

JD Wetherspoons unveil massive new expansion scheme

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Wetherspoons CEO Tim Martin says the pubco will splurge some £200m on a host of new pubs and hotels over the next four years...

Never mind the ‘bollocks’: Spoons buoyed by gaming machine gain

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Fruities enjoyed a hefty surge in business according to the latest annual figures from Spoons, as CEO Tim Martin continues to shrug off remainer Brexit..

Wetherspoon’s Tim Martin: “A budget for dinner parties”

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Wetherspoons chief executive, Tim Martin, took the opportunity granted by the release of the pubco’s financial results to give his, less than positive, thoughts on the Chancellor’s recent budget speech.   The biggest danger to the pub industry is the continuing tax disparity between supermarkets and pubs, in respect of VAT and business rates. As previously indicated, we understand the need for...

JD Wetherspoons financial results released

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Wetherspoons preliminary financial results show 1.4 percent revenue growth and 42.8 percent total profit increase from 2016.   JD Wetherspoons has released its preliminary financial results, which reveal that, barring any exceptional items, revenue before tax is £801.4m, up by 1.4 percent from last year. Total profits before tax amounted to £51.4m, up by 42.8 percent from 2016. However there was a...

Profits up at pub industry giant Wetherspoon

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Tim Martin, Chairman of JD Wetherspoon Plc the renowned British pub chain, hits out at the government and supermarkets.   Wetherspoon’s preliminary results for the 26 weeks ended 22 January 2017 show Revenue up 1.4% to £801.4m and profit before tax increase from £36m in 2016 to £51.4m. Like-for-like sales were +3.3% with Operating profit jumping from £49.4m to £65.1m. Commenting on...

Martin rubbishes Brexit slump on strong ‘spoons performance

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With positive financial figures from his nation-spanning pubco at his back, Tim Martin has once again issued a salvo against Brexit critics. Off the back of strong interim results, Wetherspoons boss Tim Martin has reiterated his backing of the Brexit process and called for a most positive outlook on the process of the UK leaving the European Union. The pubco has...

Wetherspoons vs. Greene King on Brexit outlook

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Outspoken Wetherspoons MD, Tim Martin, has continued beating the pro-Brexit drum post-referendum, in contrast to rivals Greene King who are warning of difficult times ahead for the pub sector. Two of the country’s largest pubco’s, both with a strong connection to the gaming machine industry, have entered a war of words over the impact of Brexit. JD Wetherspoons and Greene...