Digital user experience agency Sigma has expanded its European operations with the opening of a new office in Poland to expand its digital and IT capacity.

The new base in Wroclaw has opened to provide technical software development and IT services across a range of technologies including web, mobile and application development.

Sigma IT Consulting Poland has already recruited 15 software engineers and IT specialists and plans to expand to more than 25 by the end of the year.

“Sigma ITC Poland presents a great opportunity to expand our offering, and for Sigma UK it gives us further strength in our development capability and means we can offer an alternative, cost effective delivery model to our clients,” said managing director Hilary Stephenson.

“Poland is currently experiencing a boom in highly skilled IT and research and development professionals so we saw this as the perfect opportunity to draw on the very strong and talented local IT community.”

Maciej Reutt, who has been appointed as managing director of Sigma’s new unit in Wroclaw, added: “I am excited to lead this new business venture for Sigma in Poland. Wroclaw is an amazing city and a bit like Poland’s equivalent to Silicon Valley.

“We are constantly on the lookout for the very best in talent, and have big plans to expand over the coming months. We are looking forward to working alongside Sigma in the UK to knowledge share and provide technical support where needed.”

Sigma, a 3,500-strong global IT consulting company, operates from UK offices in Macclesfield and Cambridge.