The Market Creative is aiming to double turnover and profit this year after a raft of recent client wins.

The Manchester-based retail marketing agency has added clients including Grafton Merchanting GB, Thomas Sanderson, PZ Cussons, The Fine Bedding Company, Rest Assured and Shipton and Co.

As a result, the company has appointed a new account manager, Kathryn Wilday, who comes with seven years’ marketing experience. Previously she worked as a freelance account manager for BJL and Creative Spark.

The agency is aiming to add a further three hires to its account handling and creative teams over the next few months, which will take staff numbers to 12.

Account director Adam Tregaskis has been promoted to head of retail where he will oversee client services and be responsible for business development.

Sue Benson (pictured), managing director, said: “By the end of our financial year in June we are on track for more than doubling the turnover and profit, in just one year.

“We put this down to having successfully carved out a niche and to our in-depth grasp of our clients businesses. We mostly operate at board level, talking their language rather than from just a marketing perspective. This gives us a thorough understanding of our clients’ business and helps to set us apart from other agencies.

“Despite the well reported suffering high street, some retailers and brands in retail spaces are getting it right and as a result are extremely buoyant. I feel that it is an exciting time for retail at the moment and we are in a strong position to continue to capitalise on this demanding and fast changing market.”

The Market Creative is also looking to move from its offices on Third Avenue in Trafford Park to a more creative space in Salford Quays or MediaCityUK.