Sir Tim Martin says it is Wetherspoon customers getting award

Outspoken Wetherspoon founder and boss Tim Martin has been knighted in the New Year honours. The businessman, who was a vocal Brexit supporter during the 2016 referendum campaign, has been recognised for his services to hospitality and culture.
He said the news of the knighthood came as a surprise. “It had never been expected, so it came out the blue,” he told the PA news agency.
“I always think that, in the pub world, it is a team effort – even if you’ve just got one pub there are many people involved. I think it’s the Wetherspoon colleagues and customers who are getting the award …