Key Sectors

Edinburgh is one of the fastest growing and most productive cities in the UK. Across all business sectors, Edinburgh is a magnet for established as well as young companies, start-ups and entrepreneurs.

Financial Services

Edinburgh’s global financial services sector is well established and extremely diverse, with strong representation from banking, insurance and pensions, fund management and asset servicing.

Technology and Software

Named Europe’s most attractive destination for technology businesses to locate to by European Business Magazine, Edinburgh enjoys a growing reputation as a global tech hub.

Creative Industries

The world's first UNESCO City of Literature and home to the largest arts festival in the world, Edinburgh continues to build on a creative legacy as deep as it is diverse.

Life Sciences

Featuring some of the highest density research clusters in Europe, Edinburgh’s life sciences sector offers unrivalled opportunities to collaborate while leveraging regional strengths in data science and data analytics.


Edinburgh is a city like no other, a capital where old meets new in a seamless blend of architecture, romance and history. It is a globally connected city and a must visit destination for visitors from all over the world.


As the most prosperous UK city outside London, Edinburgh continues to attract premium retailers, enticed by year-round footfall and the fact Scotland's Capital has been named the UK’s most walkable city.

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