Black ID is remaining tight-lipped over the identity of one of its newest clients.
It is understood that the company has been appointed by one of the world's largest mobile phone operators.
Gordon Black, MD of Black ID, refused to name the client, but did say that his company will be working with the company to develop its pioneering internet business through new services, which it plans to start rolling out early in 2002.
AEGON, one of the world's biggest insurance groups, has also appointed Black ID to develop its online product offering.
The combined value of the two pieces of business is an estimated £500,000.
Black said: "We're delighted to be attracting such important clients. It is also a very encouraging sign.
"Industry forecasts may suggest that we shouldn't crack open the champagne until Autumn 2002, but we are definitely seeing an improvement now."