Marco Marco, the Cheshire-based Italian restaurant business led by Marcus Cassidy, is planning to grow across the North West over the coming 12 months with the opening of three new sites.

The group, which launched three ago with the opening of its first venture in Northwich, will open a new restaurant, pizzeria and bar in Lymm later this week, and plans to open a further two sites over the next 12 months.

Cassidy was previously managing director of In House Group, the AIM-listed property development, investment company, which was placed into administration last year.