The Alchemist has appointed David Day as commercial director to oversee its international expansion into Germany.

The appointment comes as the cocktail bar and restaurant group plans to open its first German location in April, in Potsdamer Platz in Berlin.

Day was previously project manager, F&B, at the Berlin-based multibrand operator HR Group.

He has worked in Germany in various hospitality roles, as a manager for Tropical Islands Resorts and director of operations for Titanic Hotels.