Pure, the healthy, food-to-go concept, in which Whitbread acquired a 49% stake earlier this year, is seeking to appoint a finance director.

The Spencer Craig-led group has opened three sites since the investment by Whitbread in Gracechurch Street, Philpot Lane and Camden.

Earlier this year Craig told MCA that the new partnership with Whitbread, which invested £6.8m in acquiring a stake in Pure, was a long-term project and that the business would continue to focus on “slow and steady” expansion in the capital.

The company opened its first site in partnership with Whitbread, which has the option of acquiring the remaining stake in the business within the next five years, at 179 Camden High Street, coincidentally next door to a Costa.

Craig told MCA: “We will continue to expand at a considered rate, with plans to open three to four sites a year, with expansion in London being our main focus for the foreseeable future.”