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Kwame Tefe sees JD Wetherspoon founder open trading to mark 20th anniversary of company's listing
3:40pm Tuesday 30th October 2012 in News
The manager of the Moon Under Water pub in Watford High Street, Kwame Tefe, was among the VIP guests at the Stock Exchange in London today as JD Wetherspoon founder and chairman Tim Martin officially opened trading to mark the 20th anniversary of the company’s listing.
Wetherspoon, which is based in Watford, floated on the LSE in October 1992, with 44 pubs and 1,200 employees.
At present it has 863 pubs across the UK and employs almost 30,000 staff.
Mr Tefe was one of the company’s first employees and was invited along as a special guest to mark his 20 years of service.
Mr Martin founded JD Wetherspoon in 1979, naming the company after one of his teachers and JD Hogg from the Dukes of Hazzard TV series.
Mr Martin said: "This is a great honour for the company. In the past 20 years Wetherspoon has gone from strength to strength and continues to do so.
"Our success is due to our talented and hard-working staff and the millions of customers who visit our pubs each week."
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