Premium Bars & Restaurants has poached its new finance director from Barracuda Group. The Aim-listed group has appointed Wayne Arthur, 33, to replace Craig Bell, who decided not to stay with the company after its relocation to Manchester. Arthur served as number two in Barracuda’s finance department, reporting into finance director Nick Morgan. He has also held senior roles at Laurel Pub Company and Whitbread. Mark Jones, PBR’s executive chairman, said: “I am delighted that Wayne has agreed to join us. He has considerable experience of the leisure sector, which will be invaluable as PBR continues to grow as a national premium bar and restaurant operator.”