Global boutique agency Kadence International has boosted its London team with the addition of five new people to support its plans for growth.

Illitch Real, previously Research Director at healthcare agency Surveylog, has been appointed as Project & Operations Director. This new role for Kadence will utilize Real’s 19 years of experience in research ranging from operations to quantitative research to account management.

Carolina Starkhammar joins the team from Verve, where she spent two years working on both qualitative and quantitative research projects. Carolina joins Kadence’s insight team as Senior Insight Executive.

Kadence has also invested in a number of junior employees, creating internal development and progression opportunities for its current team. Rob Jones and Amelia Warren recently started as Graduate Insight Executives. Clare Burrows completes the list of new hires as Kadence’s first step into apprenticeships, joining as a Research & Administration Assistant.

Of the appointments, Greg Clayton, Kadence UK Managing Director, said: ‘These additions to our team serve to underline the growth that we’re continuing to enjoy over the last couple of years. We’re continuing to expand our client base through our diversified offering – so Illitch and Carolina are fitting straight into our client servicing teams, whilst Rob, Amelia and Clare will be learning their trades in a supportive, ambitious and fun environment.’