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JD Wetherspoon appoints new general manager for Scotland

Helen Dumbreck will have overall responsibility for the company’s Scottish pubs, which employ more than 2,500 people and have annual gross sales of £160m

JD Wetherspoon has announced the appointment of Helen Dumbreck as general manager for the company’s 60 pubs throughout Scotland.
She will have overall responsibility for the company’s Scottish pubs, which employ more than 2,500 people and have annual gross sales of £160m.

Dumbreck has worked with the group since 2000 and has held various roles such as a pub manager, area manager and regional manager.

Originally from Ardrossan, North Ayrshire, Dumbreck started her Wetherspoon career as a part-time bar associate at The Salt Cot (Saltcoats), where she spent three years.

She spent a further three years at The Wheatsheaf (Kilmarnock), becoming pub manager there in 2005, followed by four years in Glasgow at The Society Room, before being appointed as area manager in 2011 and regional manager in 2017.

She said: “I am delighted to be appointed as general manager for all Wetherspoon pubs in Scotland.

“I look forward to working with the area and pub managers, as well as all staff, to ensure that the pubs continue to be popular with our customers and successful.”

John Hutson, chief executive, JD Wetherspoon, added: “Helen richly deserves her promotion to general manager. She is Wetherspoon through and through and our Scottish pubs are in very safe hands with her at the helm.”

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