The Market Creative has strengthened its account management and creative teams with four new appointments.

James Ballinger, who has 12 years experience working in agencies, joins as account director to head-up the Grafton Merchanting GB team.

He will also play a leading role in the company’s new business drive.

The account management team has also been bolstered with the appointment of two account executives.

Tom Pringle will support on Grafton Merchanting GB and Max McLaren will support the Sharps and Silentnight accounts.

Charlie Jackson has joined as lead creative to work on Plumbs, Silentnight, Sharps and Grafton Merchanting GB.

Sue Benson, managing director at The Market Creative, said: “It’s an exciting time to join the team.

“We’re growing quickly, working with inspirational brands and it’s a fast-paced environment.

“Having the right people on board is vital to our success and all four of our new starters are already making an impact.”

The Market Creative employs 15 staff at its offices in Trafford Park, Manchester.