Manchester consumer insight company, Join the Dots, has made two key appointments as it reported a 21% year-on-year jump in revenue for the first half of the year.

Tracey Hunter has been hired as senior client director, having previously worked on both the client side (PZ Cussons, RHM and Co-op Food) and in advertising agency and brand consultancy roles (TBWA and Brand Chemistry).

Martin Bryant has been appointed as client director. Bryant brings with him 10 years’ of client side experience, most recently at Yum! Restaurants International, where he worked for KFC.

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Join the Dots underwent a management buyout in May this year led by managing director Quentin Ashby (pictured above), who has also reported a strong start to the current financial year, with turnover of £5.8m for the first six months of 2017, an increase of 21% on the equivalent period last year.

Ashby said: “These are exciting times and we are delighted to be once again reporting strong results. Key to our growth is the focus we place on continuing to develop our existing client relationships and we’re constantly looking at how we can best meet their needs. Attracting high calibre talent is key and we are delighted to welcome Tracey and Martin to the team.”

The company now has 140 staff and clients include GlaxoSmithKline, The Co-op, Diageo, British Airways, Unilever, BBC, Tesco and Nationwide.