Wasabi Sushi & Bento has made two new senior appointments.

Former ETM Group director of sales and marketing Sam Bourke has joined Wasabi as marketing director.

Tom Sugarman, former UK shops director at Pret, has joined as operations director.

Bourke was with ETM for more than four years, and before that was marketing director at The Restaurant Group.

She is also a non-executive director of Wireless Social.

Sugarman was with Pret for nine years, starting out as operations manager, rising to head of ops and regional ops director. He was previously ops manager at La Tasca.

Wasabi is led by Henry Birts and is backed by Capdesia.