Cyber security firm Foregenix is on track to have 100 staff by the end of the year following a string of recent recruits and a raft of new contracts.

The Wiltshire-headquartered company, which offers cyber security consultancy and develops software to detect attempted website security breaches, has recruited nine new staff members in the summer.

The new hires have brought the company’s headcount to 94, up from a headcount of less than 20 in 2014. Foregenix is looking to fill several technical and sales roles before the end of the year.

The recruitment drive comes on the back of new deals including contracts with football clubs West Ham United and Nottingham Forest and shoemakers Start-rite.

Chief commercial officer Benjamin Hosack said: “The industry’s shortfall in experienced professionals makes it challenging to recruit the best. So, it’s a testimony to our ambition, supportive company culture and the quality of our work that we’re able to find the calibre of staff we need.”

He added: "We’re regularly approached by professionals from rival firms who want to join us.

“We’ve also retained many of our people, which has been important to our success, through the opportunities we offer for advancement."

CEO Andrew Henwood said: "We’ve experienced fantastic growth this year with new offices, product launches and partnerships with best in classcompanies such as Thinkst and Groundlabs.

“It’s not the end of the year though, and we expect to announce a new UK and international office shortly as well as many other successes.”

Foregenix has offices in the UK, US, South Africa, Uruguay and opened new offices in Germany and Australia this year.