July and August 2018

New Arrivals is a listing of confirmed and announced business openings and expansions in the Edinburgh city region.

The information listed below is based upon recent planning applications, press releases and media reports. While every effort has been made to ensure a high degree of accuracy the authors can make no guarantees as to the accuracy of information quoted and interested parties should seek further independent clarification if further details are required.

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August 2018

Richmonds Plumbing & Heating Merchants (Domestic) - Glasgow - Retail

Richmonds Plumbing & Heating Merchants has opened a new trade centre and showroom, located at Prestonfield Industrial Estate, in what is their second branch in Edinburgh.

Wrapchic (Domestic) - London - Food and Drink

The Indian street food restaurant chain is to open its first branch at 95-96 Princes Street.

Wrapchic (Domestic) - London - Food and Drink

The Indian street food restaurant chain is to open in Edinburgh's Ocean Terminal Shopping Centre, with the brand announcing plans to expand across Scotland in the coming months.

Fattal Holdings (FDI) - Tel Aviv - Hotels

Fattal Hotels, have revealed plans to invest approximately £32 million in the redevelopment and expansion of the existing Jurys Inn Edinburgh hotel and its neighbouring site.

Modulr Finance (Domestic) - London - Financial Services

The business payments technology company, Modulr has opened an office in One Lochrin Square.

Royal Pharmaceutical Society (Domestic) - London - Business Services

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society, the professional membership body for pharmacists and pharmacy in Great Britain, has purchased 44 Melville Street for the Society’s Scottish office.

July 2018

Tay Letting (Domestic) - Glasgow - Business Services

Glasgow-based letting and property management agency Tay Letting is expanding with a new Edinburgh office.

Walker Morris (Domestic) - Leeds - Business Services

The Leeds-based law firm is expanding its UK-wide reach by taking office space in Lochrin Square.

Aviva (Domestic) - London - Financial Services

The insurance giant has announced the appointment of 8 managers for the Aviva Investors operation it is opening this month. The Edinburgh office will have capacity for 60 people.

Duco (Domestic) - London - ICT

Duco, the data engineering technology company, has announced the opening of a new research and innovation team in Edinburgh, due to university’s strength in Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence.

Google (FDI) - Mountain View, California, USA - ICT

Google has launched a new Google Digital Garage at 42 Shandwick Place, where people can learn how to use the internet to grow their business or develop new vocational skills.

Turner & Townsend (Domestic) - Leeds - Business Services

Turner & Townsend is relocating to Atria One due to business expansion. The firm provides management and consulting services across the construction industry.

Places for People (Domestic) - London - Real Estate

Places for People, a development and regeneration company, has taken space at 1 St Andrew Square.

10 DESIGN (FDI) - Hong Kong - Business Services

Global architects 10 DESIGN has increased its Edinburgh footprint by relocating to the newly refurbished office at 132 Princes Street.

Mansley Group (Domestic) - London - Hotels

The luxury London operator Mansley Serviced Apartments has acquired Fountain Court Apartments on Thistle Street.

Assetz Capital (Domestic) - Manchester - Financial Services

Peer-to-peer lender Assetz Capital has moved into a new office based in central Edinburgh as it looks to expand their presence in Scotland.

Dentsu Aegis Network (Merger & Acquisition) - London - Business Services

Dentsu Aegis Network, the digital marketing group, has bought Edinburgh-based creative agency Whitespace for an undisclosed sum.

MadeBrave (Merger & Acquisition) - Glasgow - Business Services

The Glasgow design agency has acquired Edinburgh content production counterpart Campfire in a move that will see the pair target further global work.

Le Labo (FDI) - New York, USA - Retail

Luxury perfume and beauty brand Le Labo has opened its first UK boutique outside of London at 46a George Street.


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