September and October 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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October 2018

Ctrip (FDI) - Shanghai, China - Transport

Trip.com, part of Ctrip, the Chinese owner of flight and travel search business Skyscanner, has acquired additional space amounting to 3,277sq ft at One Lochrin Square.

Spaces (FDI) - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Real Estate

Flexible office co-working operator Spaces has let a further 15,610 sq ft of office space at One Lochrin Square in the capital's Exchange District.

Burges Salmon (Domestic) - Bristol - Business Services

Law firm Burges Salmon has announced that it has secured leased office space at Atria One to support the needs of its expanding Scottish client base.

Travelodge (Domestic) - Thame, Oxfordshire - Hotels

Travelodge has announced plans to tap into Scotland's growing events sector by opening a new hotel near the Edinburgh International Conference Centre.

Royal London Group (Domestic) - London - Financial Services

Following a successful initial occupancy, Royal London is to occupy the entire office space at 22 Haymarket Yards, providing accommodation for 550 workers.

Weatherbys Private Bank (Domestic) - Wellingborough, Northamptonshire - Financial Services

Weatherbys Private Bank has taken a lease on an office in the capital's Rutland Square that provides it with double the space of its previous base on the same street.

Amazon (FDI) - Seattle, USA - Logistics

Amazon has revealed that it is to create up to 250 research and development jobs by expanding its development centre in Edinburgh.

Mudano (Domestic) - London - Business Services

Business consultancy firm Mudano has created 40 research and development jobs following a £6.9m investment in a new artificial intelligence software project based at One Lochrin Square.

E-Voyages (Domestic) - London - Travel

The leading incoming tour operator for tailor made experiences in United Kingdom and Ireland, E-Voyages has opened a Scottish office in Edinburgh.

September 2018

Jet2.com (Domestic) - Leeds - Transport

Airline Jet2 announces major European expansion in 2019 with 130 jobs to be created at Edinburgh Airport. Part of the Edinburgh growth is to take into account new routes to Bourgas in Bulgaria.

Mattioli Woods (Domestic) - Leicester - Financial Services

Mattioli Woods, the provider of wealth management and employee benefit services, is to open an office at 8 Coates Crescent in September as part of the company's desire to expand its regional footprint.

Whitbread (Domestic) - Dunstable, Bedfordshire - Food and Drink

The Bar + Block Steakhouse chain is set to open a restaurant at the west end of Princes Street.

Influx Group (Domestic) - Kirkcaldy - Business Services

Independent recruitment firm Influx Group has moved to new premises in South Queensferry as it plans to expand further. The firm specialises specialises in production and engineering, trades and industrial and construction and property.

proAV (Domestic) - Egham, Surrey - ICT

Audio visual systems integration company proAV has opened its first Scottish office in One Lochrin Square.

Inksters Solicitors (Domestic) - Glasgow - Business Services

Legal firm Inksters has expanded its presence into the east of Scotland with the appointment of a consultant solicitor in in the capital.

Modulr (Domestic) - London - Financial Services

Business payments disruptor Modulr has opened a base in One Lochrin Square as it looks to tap into the city’s burgeoning fintech scene.

Point A Hotels (Domestic) - London - Hotels

Budget-boutique brand Point A Hotels is to open a 149 bedroom hotel in July 2019, it will be located within walking distance of Haymarket Station.

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