High-flying pub chief fulfills global ambition

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

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

Reports
in the Financial Times claim Martin will spend some of his time off travelling.

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

By Ross Wigham

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