A GLASGOW-based telecoms firm whose clients include the Scottish Football Association and Celtic FC has clinched a new contract worth more than £1 million.

Exsel Group has secured a deal to provide services such as cloud solutions, wi-fi, hosted IP telephony and printing, to Flooring Republic, which has stores throughout the UK.

It was announced as Exsel, whose clients also include Muir Construction, the Scottish Futures Trust and Enable Scotland, switched its headquarters to Glasgow Business Park. The company, which also has offices in Aberdeen and Newcastle, had previously been based at CityPark in the east end of Glasgow.

Managing director Tom McDonald said: “The move into the new office represents an exciting time for our company, it has been a great year at Exsel and this really tops it off.”

He added: “We’re happy to welcome Flooring Republic into our growing list of clients. With stores throughout the UK, this deal helps us to achieve our aim of becoming one of the UK’s leading providers of IT and communications.”

The office move followed a restructuring programme carried out under the guidance of private equity backer Coralinn LLP, the investment vehicle of Scottish entrepreneur Hugh Stewart, which has invested £1.5m in Exsel.

Plans are in place to build on its current headcount of 27 by expanding operations with a new office in Livingston.

Mr Stewart said: “We are delighted with the progress at Exsel since we invested.

“This winning of this major new contract is further evidence of the progress is making.

“We have refocused them towards further growth and we are delighted to support their growth plans. We expect to see continued significant growth in 2018.”