The Restaurant Group has appointed SSP’s Elise Ash as its new brand director.

Ash joined the Frankie & Benny’s operator last month after five years with SSP, most recently as head of commercial.

At TRG she will work across all brands within the Leisure business.

A spokesman told mCA: “We’re delighted to have Elise on-board, she brings a wealth of multi-site food & beverage experience to the team. We are excited about leveraging this experience across a number of important initiatives across our Leisure brands in coming months.”