May and June 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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June 2018

Rhino Site Services (Domestic) - Cardiff - Business Services

Constuction recruitment agency, Rhino have expanded into Scotland building on their current growth and demand.

Uber Technologies Inc. (FDI) - San Francisco, USA - Transport

Uber has signed a lease on 2,417 sq ft of office accommodation at Silvermills Court office development, Henderson Place Lane, which marks their first office opening in Edinburgh.

Fundament (Domestic) - London - Financial Services

Investment platform Fundment is preparing to expand into Edinburgh later this year with a new office and a team of 10 people within three to six months of opening up.

Anderson Anderson & Brown (Domestic) - Aberdeen - Business Services

Anderson Anderson & Brown plans to create up to 100 jobs in Edinburgh within three years after targeting the capital for expansion.

IT Governance (Domestic) - Ely, Cambridgeshire - ICT

IT Governance, the leading provider of information security and penetration testing services, has opened a new office in Edinburgh as it continues its expansion.

Smart Information Technologies (Domestic) - Kirkham, Lancashire - Business Services

Smart Information Technologies, an independent Odoo enterprise resource planning consulting firm, has opened a new office in Edinburgh to support their growth in Scotland.

Amazon (FDI) - Seattle, USA - Logistics

Online retail giant Amazon plans to employ new members of staff at its customer services centre in Edinburgh. This is part of the company’s plan to create 2500 permanent jobs in the UK in 2018.

UK Government (Domestic) - London - Public Sector

The Office of the Secretary of State for Scotland and the Office of the Advocate General will be joining the new UK Government Hub in the New Waverley Development.

May 2018

Krispy Kreme (FDI) - North Carolina, USA - Food and Drink

Krispy Kreme are to open a new store to be located within Edinburgh Airport in June 2018.

Marks & Clerk (Domestic) - London - Business Services

Intellectual property practice Marks & Clerk is eyeing further expansion after relocating to larger premises in Edinburgh.

HRC Recruitment (Domestic) - Glasgow - Business Services

Recruitment consultancy HRC has expanded its operations across the Central Belt with new office space, additional staff and new sector specialisms.

AbacusNext (M&A) - San Diego, USA - ICT

AbacusNext, the largest Technology-as-a-Service provider for the professional services sector has announced that HotDocs will be reorganised under the newly incorporated AbacusNext International Ltd.

Bond Davidson (M&A) - Esher, Surrey - Business Services

Bond Davidson has merged with building and project consultancy Paragon to create a £22m turnover business employing almost 200 people with additional offices in London, Manchester and Surrey.

Finisterre (Domestic) - Cornwall - Retail

The outdoor apparel company will play host to Finisterre’s latest range of custom-built surfboards and a coffee bar with beans from fellow Cornish brand Yallah.

FINDRA (Domestic) - Innerleithen - Retail

Outdoor clothing specialist FINDRA is set to open its second outlet in Edinburgh following the appointment of a director of digital marketing and ecommerce.

Craig & Rose (Domestic) - Dunfermline - Retail

Craig & Rose, one of the oldest established paint makers in the UK, has selected Stockbridge for its first dedicated showroom in Scotland.

Tattu (Domestic) - Manchester - Food and Drink

The award-winning Chinese restaurant chain Tattu is to open its first Scots eatery in The Mint Building in Edinburgh

Poundland (Domestic) - West Midlands - Retail

Poundland is to open a new store on Lothian Road in June 2018.


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