Leeds-headquartered software developer Audacia has hailed a successful 12 months, during which it doubled its headcount and opened a new central London office.

The firm's London office, which is in Bank, was opened in November to service its expanding list of clients located in the South East.

Audacia, which specialises in developing problem-solving technology for complex business critical projects, also moved into larger office space in Leeds to house its growing team of analysts, developers and testers.

"Our point of difference has always been engaging with a business to understand its processes and problems, then developing innovative systems which give a reliable long-term solution," said managing director Philip White.

"We also understand that our technology innovations must be delivered with the highest standards of client service. Everyone at Audacia is dedicated to developing long-lasting relationships with the people and businesses we partner with.

"We look forward to continuing to implement this distinct approach throughout the coming year as we continue to grow the business."

Audacia's expanding team has delivered a portfolio of software platforms across a range of business-critical projects including construction customer portals; a global industrial sales and maintenance platform; an electric fleet and booking management system; and an agricultural commodity trading solution.

Technical director Philip Rashleigh added: "We have established a reputation as a critical technology partner for businesses facing large-scale complex projects and this has driven our continued expansion.

"Our ability to solve some of the most complicated business problems and successfully automate processes to help make or save money sets us apart. It enables us to win repeat business and generate new opportunities in every sector we target and operate in."

Audacia now employs 32 staff.