LONDON—Battenhall, the agency founded by former Hotwire MD Drew Benvie, has made two senior hires.

The agency has appointed Samantha Phillips as client service director, while Stephanie Bennett joins as account director. The new additions come as the 16-person agency enters its second year of business.

Phillips arrives after previously holding senior roles at Hotwire's 33 Digital, Macmillan Cancer Support and Fleishman Hillard. Bennett joins Battenhall after working most recently as marketing and social media manager for brands including Pernod Ricard, Lavazza and TNS.

“Sam and Steph bring a strength in depth to the team right across the board on the various disciplines in which we operate," said Battenhall founder and MD Drew Benvie. "Working with FTSE 100s and challenger brands alike on social media, PR and marketing campaigns, Sam and Steph are welcome additions to the senior management team here.”