Adam Bellamy has stepped down as finance director of Atmosphere Bars and Clubs, the 26-strong nightclub operator led by Paul Harbottle, to join the fast-expanding Pure Gym business as chief financial officer. Bellamy joined the Sun Capital Partners-backed nightclub operator at the start of 2009 after two-and-a-half-years as finance director at D&D London. Previous to that he was head of commercial finance at House of Fraser. Atmosphere’s estate current comprises 18 Chicago's, 3 Modello's and 4 nightclubs and is set to open an updated version of its Chicago’s brand in Stourbridge this month. In July, the group reported a narrowing of losses in the year to 26 February due to a much lower exceptional items bill, while EBITDA and turnover both declined in the period. Losses for the period were £4.1m (2011: £4.8m) with an exceptional items charge of £723,000 (2011: £3m) relating to impairment of fixed assets, parent company management fees, one-off costs relating to the acquisitions of sites from 3D Entertainment and other charges. Turnover fell 11% to £21.5m against a 53-week reporting period last year, which the company said also explained the decline in EBITDA from £1.1m to £238,000.