The general manager of Foodco UK Lisa Brook, who has overseen the development of the Jamaica Blue and Muffin Break franchises, has left the business, MCA understands.

Brook joined the group in 2015 from Patisserie Holdings and oversaw c10 Muffin Break openings and two Jamaica Blue openings.

MCA understands there will be no replacement for Brook, with UK managing director Michael Arbuckle leading the business in Britain.

There are currently around 60 Muffin Breaks in the UK and three Jamaica Blues, with more in the pipeline for 2017.

Foodco was founded in Australia and has 284 Muffin Break stores and 134 Jamaica Blue stores worldwide.