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Established to address the lack of affordable systems, intelligentpos provides an innovative, easy to use, tablet based point of sale solution to small and medium businesses.

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Quotient Clinical

Quotient Clinical helps new medicines and formulations gain regulatory approval – ultimately reaching the global marketplace to improve patient health and quality of life.

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Sensewhere’s indoor positioning software is being used by companies in sectors such as social media, gaming, retail, advertising and mapping.

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Capture Mobility

Capture Mobility is one of only six companies globally chosen to collaborate with Shell in providing clean energy to off-grid areas all over the world.

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Edinburgh Gin

Award-winning Edinburgh Gin is Scotland’s fastest growing gin brand and the opening of a second distillery in 2016 has quadrupled production capacity.

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Engineers working in Edinburgh for chip maker Xilinx are helping to drive global megatrends and fast track the development of new products and technologies.

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Award-winning design studio Werewolf is a global leader in 3D and moving image content. Their technologies and techniques are at the cutting edge and enable clients to stand out from the crowd.

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Innis & Gunn

Edinburgh-based craft beer brand Innis & Gunn has taken the brewing world by storm. It is now available in over 40 countries and is the second-biggest craft beer brand in the UK off-trade.

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The University of Edinburgh spin-out PureLiFi is a leader in the use of light based communications to transmit data. It recently launched LiFi-X, the world’s first mobile LiFi dongle.

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Edinburgh-based Skyscanner is one of Scotland’s ‘unicorns’ – tech start-ups valued at more than $1 billion – and has grown exponentially since it was set up in 2003.

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Data science company Aridhia is helping to improve patient care through links to world-class research institutions including The University of Edinburgh.

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Cairn Energy

Since it was founded in 1981 by former Scottish rugby internationalist Sir Bill Gammell, Cairn has grown exponentially as it has discovered and developed oil and gas reserves in locations around the world.

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The Craneware team in Edinburgh design and build financial software for the healthcare sector. Aparna Bhat, infrastructure architect and Keith Neilson, chief executive tell us more.

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Thomas & Adamson

Les Banks, director at Thomas & Adamson tells us how the Middle East is a growing area of business for the Edinburgh-based international construction and property consultancy.

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Money Dashboard

Steve Tigar, chief executive of Money Dasboard tells us more about the ambitions of the Edinburgh-based fintech company.

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Zonal Retail Data Systems

Stuart McLean, chief executive of Zonal Retail Data Systems tells us more about the spectacular growth of the Edinburgh-based company.

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John Peebles, CEO of Administrate, tells us more about one of Scotland’s fastest growing software companies.

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Two Big Ears

Two Big Ears was founded by two former University of Edinburgh students. Their system, 3Dception, provides ‘spatial audio technology’.

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NCR Edinburgh

The NCR team in Edinburgh build software from major banks as well as airlines and cinemas. Natalia joined the company as a software developer and loves living in Edinburgh.

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Ed Molyneux, Chief Executive of FreeAgent, tells us more about the Edinburgh-based online accounting business.

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Nucleus Financial Group

David Ferguson, CEO of Nucleus, talks about the growth of the company which now has 135 staff and £9 billion assets under management.

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The Leith Agency

It’s more than 30 years since The Leith Agency started making a name for itself as an award-winning creative agency from their base in Leith. We spoke to Ed Brooke, Head of Leith, to discover the secret of their success.

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Virgin Money

We spoke to Virgin Money's Stephen Pearson to hear about the growth of the challenger bank in Edinburgh.

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Chris Stewart Group

Chris Stewart is a multi award-winning success as a developer of transformational regeneration projects.

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Baillie Gifford

Andrew Telfer, Baillie Gifford's Joint Senior Partner, tells us more about one of the UK’s leading investment managers.

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