Simon French, the City leisure analyst at Panmure Gordon, has joined the board of Chop’d, the fledgling salad-bar concept, as a non-executive director. The business has six outlets in London – Canary Wharf, Leadenhall Market, Mayfair, Spitalfields, St Pancras International and a bar in the food hall of Selfridges. French said: “It’s a good company with strong growth prospects in what is an emerging sub-sector of the eating out market. “Hopefully some of my 10 years experience of the sector from working at Whitbread and in the City will be of use to the management team." French is an investor in the business, having participated in fundraisings in 2007 and 2009.