Business expansion
United Kingdom
North West;
Location of affected unit(s)
Hotel / Restaurants
Accommodation And Food Service Activities
Food And Beverage Service Activities
56.3 - Beverage serving activities

1,000 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
22 May 2014
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date
31 May 2019


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.


  • 22 May 2014: Manchester Evening News


Eurofound (2014), JW Lees, Business expansion in United Kingdom, factsheet number 77108, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/77108.