Tossed finance director Neil Sebba has told MCA he hopes the acquisition of the Vital Ingredient estate will create a “superstar of the sector”.

Sebba said he and Tossed founder Vincent McKiveet were still considering how the combined business will work, and that there was “no preconceived game plan”, but decribed the acquisition for an undisclosed sum as good news for the sector.

The group has bought the 13-strong Vital from investment firm FCFM, who had acquired it out of administration at the start of the year, with the combined group operating from 38 locations across London, the Welcome Break service stations and Dubai.

Sebba told MCA: “We working with the guys at Vital HQ to see how we can make the combined business a superstar in the sector.

“Vital is a great brand and they’ve got some great sites, and that’s where we’ve seen the attraction.

“They’ve obviously been though a very painful process over Christmas, which has led to the rationalisation, and difficult times after that.

“We want to stabilise the business and build a strong combined business.

“There’s no preconceived game plan - it’s exciting and it’s good for the sector to have some good news for once.”