J D Wetherspoon plc is a British pub chain with headquarters in Watford, Hertfordshire. Founded in 1979 by Tim Martin (from Belfast), the company owns over 900 outlets. The chain champions cask ale, low prices, long opening hours, and no music.
In the year to the end of July 2013, it made a profit before tax and exceptional items of £77 million (€93.7 million) on revenues of just under £1.3 billion.
The Spinning Mill, in Ballymena, is celebrating success in the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) Northern Ireland ‘pub of the year’ awards. J D Wetherspoons have nine pubs in the Northern Ireland. Due to the great success in Northern Ireland, J D Wetherspoon decided to open in the South and plans to open 30 outlets across Southern Ireland. The chain has secured pubs in Dublin, Dún Laoghaire and Swords in Dublin and one in Cork thus far.
The first pub to open in Ireland was the “The Thee Tun Tavern” located in Blackrock, Co. Dublin. The chain spent €1.5 million refurbishing the former Tonic Bar in Blackrock, Co Dublin. This brings to €3 million the cost to J D Wetherspoon of purchasing and developing the site in Blackrock. The Three Tun Tavern will employ 60 full-time and part-time staff.
Due to Store Computer Technology’s (SCT) successful onsite hardware support in Northern Ireland for J D Wetherspoons, the chain awarded the hardware on-site support contract for All Ireland to SCT.
SCT’s Service Level Agreement (SLA) with J D Wetherspoon includes a response time on-site of 4 hours maximum throughout Ireland.
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