Manchester-based Join the Dots has hired Jane Dugdale as a research director.

Dugdale joins from Kimberly-Clark, where she was European insights manager, and has also worked client-side for Colgate Palmolive.

It’ll be her first agency role since starting her career at MMR Research.

David Waring is also joining the market research company, as an associate director, having previously worked at Optimisa Research where he specialised in online qualitative research.

Other recent starters include new research managers Piers Bainton and Suzy Clemo and senior research executive Janine Grice.

Earlier this year, Join the Dots announced it had grown revenue by 23% to £4.5m. Current clients include Unilever, British Airways, GSK and BP.