Edinburgh named best place for Tech in the UK

Published: 26 June 2018

Scotland’s capital city is the best place for tech companies looking to scale up, access funding, and do business, according to a new report examining the UK’s tech landscape.

Edinburgh tech companies responded with the highest approval rating in the UK when asked to assess how good their city was for ‘doing business’, using a combination of sub factors including access to finance and talent.

The future is certainly bright for Edinburgh as it transitions from a hub of finance...to producing some of the world’s most productive and profitable tech employers.

Craig Watson, Director, Office Agency, Scotland , JLL


The government-backed report was conducted as part of The Tech Nation 2018 Report - an annual series that captures the strength, depth and breadth of digital tech activity in the UK which employs over one million people. Edinburgh was also voted the world’s best city for millennials to move to earlier this year by Deustche Bank.

Tech Nation surveyed the UK Tech community on doing business, people, living and growth. 3,428 people responded to the survey, the majority of which were tech founders and people working in the tech sector...

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