San Francisco-based tech firm FinancialForce has expanded by almost doubling its office space in Harrogate.

The company, which is based at 2 Cardale Park in Beckwith Head Road, now occupies 17,624 sq ft of office space on two floors and employs more than 200 staff.

The cloud-based applications business previously occupied 10,500 sq ft on the ground floor of the building.

FinancialForce was advised on the expansion at Cardale Park by the Leeds office of property consultancy Knight Frank.

"We’re excited to build on the company’s explosive growth, exemplified by the bigger Harrogate offices, and look forward to additional global expansion,” said Letty Ledbetter, vice president of global communications.

Founded in 2009 and headquartered in San Francisco, FinancialForce is backed by Salesforce Ventures, Technology Crossover Ventures, Advent International and UNIT4 Software.

The company also operates from a UK office in Bishopsgate, London.

Richard Clark, partner at Knight Frank’s Leeds office, said: "This is a tremendous success story, underlining both the company’s success and Harrogate’s attraction as an office location, which is often compared unfavourably with Leeds.

"In reality, Harrogate is an emerging office market, hampered only by a lack of stock."