Macclesfield-based User Experience (UX) firm Sigma has made a string of new appointments and is on course for its best ever year it reports.

The agency has appointed six new members of staff to its design and technical teams following a series of significant new business wins, putting it on track to turnover £4m.

Jenny Featherston, Ani Gilmore and Claudia Escorcia have joined Sigma’s user research and design teams. Lisa Matthews has also joined the business to help expand its growing content design practice.

The firm has also added to its DevOps group, with Mel Ashby joining the front-end development team and Harry Stanyer joining as a software developer through a sponsored degree apprenticeship with Manchester Metropolitan University.

Sigma has been working on a number of projects for organisations directly involved in the COVID-19 effort, including launching new websites for both the UK Biobank and NIHR BioResource, whose research is contributing to vital clinical research.

The company has also assisted AstraZeneca with a new global translation platform, which is playing a key role in the patient safety aspects of vaccine research.

Hilary Stephenson, managing director at Sigma UK, said: “We have been very fortunate to have kept working through the summer and it’s great that we can see some real growth opportunities and a chance to invest new team members, new relationships and new initiatives.”

Hilary, continued: “As a result of these new projects we have been able to bring in some new talented designers and researchers to the team. This puts us in a stronger position to deliver current and future projects, and boost our business outlook for 2021.