Prospects bright at Xtreme Business Solutions

Westhill-based Xtreme Business Solutions (Xtreme) is on track to achieve its highest turnover target figure of £2.2 million for this financial year.

The figure represents continued growth for the network infrastructure specialist, despite the current economic climate. Contracts in excess of £1 million within the construction, energy and infrastructure industries have already been secured for 2013, ensuring a busy start to the year.

Xtreme has completed several prestigious contracts this year, including installing 10km of voice cabling and over 24km of fibre optic cabling at Trump International Golf Links at Menie Estate in Aberdeenshire. The fibre optic cabling is installed using compressed air to ease the fibre cable to its destination through a microduct. This method of installation allows additional cabling to be added easily at a later date to keep pace with fast changing technological advances.

The firm has also undertaken cabling work for Network Rail. It is the only Scottish network cabling contractor currently working on projects for the company that owns and operates the majority of Britain's rail infrastructure.

As a result of Xtreme's continued growth, staff numbers have increased to 42, with three new posts being created at its Dunfermline base. There is potential for further posts to be created over the coming months throughout the company.

Managing director, Graeme Duncan said: "This year has seen Xtreme secure a number of important and prestigious projects throughout Scotland. There are a number of new construction projects taking place at the moment which require network infrastructure, so the outlook is positive. Many companies have also invested in upgrading their existing network infrastructure in order to achieve faster connection speeds and more robust connections.

"Last year we increased our capabilities for completing cabling projects on offshore installations by investing in specialist equipment and staff training. This year we are continuing to see the benefit of this, both in the UK and overseas. We recently completed a major cabling project offshore in the North Sea and four of our engineers are currently working on an installation in South Korea."

The project on a platform in Okpo, South Korea is valued at approximately £250,000. It sees Xtreme's engineers working on the termination and testing of fibre optic and radio frequency cabling.

Established in 2003, Xtreme Business Solutions designs, supplies and installs a diverse range of IT solutions to clients across a wide range of industry sectors throughout Europe. Headquartered in Westhill, Aberdeenshire, the company has additional premises in Dunfermline, Glasgow, Portsmouth and Warsaw, Poland. Further information about Xtreme can be found at www.xtremesolutionsltd.com or by telephoning 01224 744666.