Casual Dining Group chief executive, Steve Richards, has joined the board of Arc Inspirations.

Richards, who also sits on the board of Beds & Bars and is deputy chairman of UKHospitality, will become a non-executive director of the group which operates 17 sites across the north west.

The Martin Wolstencroft-business is seeking to expand beyond its heartland with its Banyan and Manahatta brands as the growth drivers and is understood to be speaking investment to drive this growth.

Richards, who was previously chief executive at Novus Leisure said he would be working closely with the board, founders and shareholders to grow the business.