Rushmore Group, the Jonathan Downey-led member’s clubs, bars and restaurant operator, has appointed John Canning as its new finance drector. Canning joins the group, which recently raised £1m through Crowdcube, to develop the former Century Club venue in London’s Shaftesbury Avenue, after a brief stint as interim head of finance at Gaucho last year. Previous to that he was interim finance director at retail company E-Trader and finance director at Burgopak, the packaging and containers business. The Rushmore Group, which recently closed his Tiny Robot restaurant and bar in Farringdon, also operates Milk & Honey in Soho, restaurant and bar Giant Robot in Clerkenwell, the Redhook restaurant in Farringdon, and the Danger of Death bar on Brick Lane.