Big Partnership has celebrated its first year in Manchester with a raft of new client wins worth £300,000.

The agency has increased its portfolio by 25% since opening its Manchester office last year, securing new clients in sectors including property and construction, renewable energy, hospitality, utilities and financial services.

This includes a 12-month contract with architecture and building consultancy AHR and an appointment from the UK division of heating and renewable energy products manufacturer Steibel Eltron.

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A Week In My Life: Sarah Lawless, Head of North West Operations at BIG Partnership

To meet the demands of its growing client base, the agency has welcomed two new recruits to the Manchester team.

Ben Pummell joins as a senior account executive from Smith & Smith PR and Lucy Dobson joins as an account executive from an in-house PR and communications role in the tech sector.

Sarah Lawless, head of North West operations for Big Partnership said: “We have developed a fantastic client base and have grown the business on the strength of the results we have been delivering. That is a testament to the talented team we have built here and Ben and Lucy’s appointment will bolster us even further.

“This is such an exciting time for our Manchester office. We have big plans for growth in the North West and it’s great to see we have made such a strong start in our first 12 months.”

Big Partnership, which first launched in 2000, has five offices in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Dundee and Fife, as well as the Manchester office.

The multi-disciplinary agency employs 100 people covering PR, marketing, digital, design and events.