Jeremy Sykes, former regional director at Wagamama, has left Tossed, the London-based healthy eating concept, to become operations director at Boston Tea Party, M&C Report understands.

Sykes, who joined the 15-strong Tossed last May, replaces Nick Darnbrough at the Bristol-based 15-strong cafe chain. Darnbrough stepped down from the group at the end of last year,

Sykes spent 14 years at Wagamama before in April 2013 to join MH Alshaya to become brand manager for its Katsuya brand based out of Kuwait.

He joins BTP, which saw like-for-like sales grow 11.5% in the year to 22 October, as it gears up to open its largest site to date in Plymouth.

The Plymouth site is due to open in May and will feature more than 100 covers spread over 4,500sq ft. It will be in line with the company’s vision for all-day dining format rather than a café with grab and go options.

In August the group will open a site in Birmingham which will be the third site in the city where it has existing sites at Harborne and in the city centre.