Meridian Group opens a new office in Edinburgh

Published: 20 March 2017

The UK arm of Chicago-based Meridian Group has recently opened a new office at Exchange Place 2 in Edinburgh in response to continued growth. We spoke to Stephen Young, Managing Director of Meridian IT…

Your business in brief?

Meridian IT is the UK arm of the privately owned Meridian Group. We have revenues of $500M and are headquartered in Chicago. Meridian has provided IT solutions and lease finance to meet our clients’ business requirements for the past 30 years. We have more than 700 people in offices across the globe and are able to offer full lifecycle management to our international clients. 

We see Edinburgh as a hub for commerce and trade, that is attracting diverse investment and talent. It is renowned as a centre for many multi-national businesses and professional services firms, as well as research and development innovators...

Stephen Young, Managing Director, Meridian IT

 

Our UK customers benefit from the agility and responsiveness of the local team, with the financial strength and resources of a large group – so the best of both worlds. We take pride in developing long term, trusted relationships with our customers to help them get the best business advantage from their information technology strategy and investment. 

Meridian IT recently opened an Edinburgh office as part of their regional expansion to better support local business in Scotland.

Why is Edinburgh a key market for you?

We see Edinburgh as a hub for commerce and trade, that is attracting diverse investment and talent.

It is renowned as a centre for many multi-national businesses and professional services firms, as well as research and development innovators, and I believe that we can play our part in building this reputation.

It’s also a nice place to be; with a strong culture, good transport links and a friendly and well educated population.

I’m greatly encouraged by the warm reception we’ve received from a number of local businesses where we have already been able to make an impact. 

What presence will you have here?

We recently opened our Edinburgh office as part of our regional expansion to better support local business in Scotland. The satellite office on Semple Street has a small local team providing access to a broad range of IT solutions and professional resources to support Scottish business. 

Meridian IT is the UK arm of the privately owned Meridian Group. They have revenues of $500M and are headquartered in Chicago.

What's the vision for your business?

The vision for our business is to continue to engender long term client relationships based on the value we deliver across the IT spectrum, with a focus on our clients’ requirements for software modernisation and the infrastructure it runs on, clothed with a range of managed services to suit individual requirements. And either within, or outside of Europe, we will make this a stronghold for local IT business solutions.

 

If you would like to find out more about how we can help you and your business establish, relocate or expand within the city region, or would simply like more information about what Edinburgh has to offer, get in touch today.

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