Diversification into oil and gas work has helped Aberdeenshire firm Xtreme Business Solutions more than double its turnover.
The communications network infrastructure specialist was previously focused mainly on the construction industry.
But the shift of emphasis towards more work with firms linked to offshore sector, with help from economic development agency Scottish Enterprise (SE), has seen turnover rocket by 50% in three years, to £3.8million in 2014.
Staff numbers across the company’s UK sites in Westhill and Dalgety Bay, Fife, as well as an overseas operation in Warsaw, Poland, have increased to 48 from about 30 just a few years ago.
Managing director Graeme Duncan said: “It’s hard to believe where we were just over three years ago.
“We are entering an exciting phase in our development and…aim to capitalise on a number of significant international opportunities.”
Xtreme is currently working with SE’s international arm, Scottish Development International (SDI), and GlobalScot network to support its plans for overseas growth.
The firm also recently won a fully-funded trade mission to Dubai, which takes place in June.
Dubai Tourism, UK and Ireland, supported by SDI, has organised the trip to help companies benefit from opportunities in the Middle East market.
Mr Duncan said: “Being selected from many applicants to take part in this fact-finding mission is a real achievement for a business of our size.
“It acknowledges the export potential that Scottish Enterprise believes we have. The Middle East is a key strand of our international strategy and it will be great to see first hand how to do business in this important market.”
SE account manager Gordon Esslemont said: “Supporting companies in Scotland to grow is a key part of our business.
“By working with forward-thinking, ambitious companies such as Xtreme Business Solutions, we aim to make a significant and lasting impact on Scotland’s economy.”