Arc Inspirations has appointed Tim Knockton as financial director and Laura Lewis as head of marketing.

The appointments come as the Banyan, Box and Manahatta bar operator plans to expand into new locations across the North and Midlands.

Knockton was most recently FD for brand communication agency Communisis, and prior to that he was head of commercial finance at KP Snacks.

He replaces Andy Whelan, who is leaving to pursue other opportunities.

Lewis has 12 years’ marketing experience at leading retailers such as Tesco and Morrisons.

Arc Inspirations CEO Martin Wolstencroft, said: “I am delighted to welcome these two new members to our expanding and passionate team at an exciting time for us. Their appointments will be instrumental in driving forward our business as we take the momentum from an exceptional year in 2019 and look to selectively target expansion in new locations.”