Journey9 is experiencing “exceptional growth” after what managing director, Laura Wolfe admitted was “a pretty tough 2013.”

As a result it’s appointed Lauren Soar as account manager, she’s joined by 2 new account executives.

Sophie Southworth, who arrived at the agency in 2013, has been promoted to the role of business development director.

“After what was a pretty tough 2013 for most of us, the growth we have seen over the last 8 months has been exceptional, winning a number of high profile accounts and dramatically raising our profile,” said Wolfe.

She added that there was also “an imminent investment” on the cards to establish the agency as “one to watch over the next 12 months.”

The agency recently relocated to Hello House, part of the former Granada Studios site, which is now owned by Allied London.