JD Weatherspoon founder readjusts work-life balance

The boss of one of Britain’s biggest pub chains has set off on a six-month
long, unpaid sabbatical.

Tim Martin, founder of JD Wetherspoon, will be away from his desk for half
the year, and has said he is fulfilling a long-standing ambition.

Martin will spend some of his time off travelling.

The move follows closely behind Alan Milburn’s decision to quit the cabinet
and spend more time with his family – and signals that the trend for increased
work-life balance is now reaching the very top end of Government and business.

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