The Ivy Collection, the fast-growing, Richard Caring-backed group, has submitted plans for an opening in Harrogate.

The company, which will make its debut in the City this June and will open a Ivy Café in Richmond next week, is aiming to open a restaurant at 7-9 Parliament Street in November.

It comes as part of a significant year of expansion for the group, which has also lined up a site at The Field, a new ‘urban oasis’ being created by developer Allied London in Hardman Square, in the Spinningfields area of Manchester.

It has already secured sites in Cobham, Guildford, One Tower Bridge and Bath for openings this year.