Be At One - the burgeoning London-based cocktail bar chain - that yesterday unveiled a 12% increase in half-year ebitda to £767,218, has appointed a new acting financial director. Zoe Tindall, a former finance director of Yo! Sushi will join the privately owned group shortly, M&C Report has learnt.

Her appointment comes as the company plans to ramp up its rollout.

Be At One said yesterday that it would open a further two sites before the end of 2010 and was looking to do an extra five in 2011.

It also follows the recruitment of Andrew Stones as operations director as the company, which was founded by three former TGI Friday’s bar staff, strengthens its management team.

Rhys Oldfield, co-founder, told M&C Report: “We are very pleased she has decided to join us.

“She has a proven track record and brings the experience we need to take the business to the next level. In the next two years we hope to grow to around 20 sites and we need to have the right people in place.”