Gordon Ramsay Restaurants is planning to open another 10 sites in the UK by the summer, following the appointment of Antony Perring as chief financial officer.

In recent weeks the group has launched five new restaurants, including three further openings under its fledgling burger brand Gordon Ramsay’s Street Burger in London’s Charing Cross, Kensington High Street and Woking.

The group is now planning another 10 restaurant openings in the UK by the summer, with dozens more sites currently under review.

It comes as Gordon Ramsay Restaurants appoints Antony Perring, previously CFO of Leon Restaurants from 2015 to early 2021, and financial director at Wagamama from 2006 to 2014.

Perring said: “I’m extremely excited to be joining the Gordon Ramsay Restaurants team as the sector emerges from lockdown.

“Our planned new restaurant openings will enable the business to accelerate its growth, boosting employment in the sector and advancing existing and new landlord relationships.”

Ramsay said: “Despite all of the pandemic related challenges, we have to be optimistic and forward thinking and invest back into our amazing industry.

“We have an incredibly ambitious global growth strategy, and I’m delighted to have Antony on the team to help drive our future expansion plans.”

Last summer Ramsay said his ambition to ‘create a billion-dollar dining proposition’ had been undented by the Covid-19 pandemic, with the chef laying out plans to open 50 new UK sites.