Glasgow move boosts Belfast furniture firm Alpha Group
A Belfast office furniture firm has bought a Scottish business and is predicting its overall sales will grow to £20m this year.
Alpha Group has acquired a company in Glasgow from office furniture giant Steelcase.
Now named Alpha Scotland, the eight-person team in Glasgow will remain at its city centre location, bringing the total number of employees to 92 across the group.
Paul Black, chief executive of the Alpha Group, said: "This is an exciting development for the Alpha Group as it extends our footprint into the Scottish market.
"We already trade in Scotland and we have completed significant jobs there, including the refurbishment of the Technology and Innovation Centre at the University of Strathclyde, the biggest project in our company's history."
Alpha has seen its sales increase by 12% in the last year, after landing a number of large contracts.
"2015 was a fantastic year for us," Mr Black said.
"We saw significant wins in all parts of our business. Our workplace design team 1080, for example, completed the design and re-fit of C&H Jefferson's new office premises in Belfast, as well as Workday's office in Dublin."