Commsworld hits £15m in best year yet

Scottish comms provider Commsworld witnessed a 15% hike in revenue to £15m in its 2017 financial results, its strongest performance to date driven by a number of large public sector contract wins including work on ICT contracts for the City of Edinburgh Council and Scottish Borders Council.

Commsworld predicts that 2018 will deliver stronger results and is forecasting more than £20m turnover on the back of its biggest deal scoop, a seven-year £30m agreement to become the key provider within Glasgow City Council's Information and Communication Technology (ICT) contract.

This deal sees Commsworld roll out an IP telephony solution for more than 16,000 council users and a 550-plus seat contact centre.

In line with growth the company has increased its headcount to 80-plus staff based in locations that include Aberdeen, Glasgow and Edinburgh. CEO Ricky Nicol expects to boost employee numbers by another 20 this year.

"After taking the decision to provide a personal and tailored service to businesses, we've seen more and more clients join us or choose to renew their contracts with us," he said.

"But the real step up for us as a business has been proving that we can deliver on the biggest public sector ICT contracts in Scotland.

"The new contract with Glasgow City Council represents a major step forward not only for us as a business, but also Glasgow as a city.

"One of the most satisfying parts of our rapid growth has been being able to employ more and more people to work on projects such as these and allow them to share in our success.

"Just as the work carried out will create very real, tangible benefits that allow Glasgow to be at the forefront of the digital revolution, so it allows our team to expand and create the best possible product for our customers."

Commsworld also works with various private sector organisations ranging from SMEs and enterprise.