New Arrivals

New Arrivals in 2022

A selection of new arrivals to Edinburgh during 2022 is set out below. 

January

  • Borderlink Broadband (Duns, Scotland): broadband provider Borderlink Broadband (trading as GoFibre) announced the opening of a new office in Edinburgh as part of an expansion plan that will create 100 new jobs.

  • HUGO BOSS (Metzingen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany): fashion retailer HUGO BOSS announced the opening of a 502 square metre (5,400 square foot) BOSS outlet in Edinburgh's St James Quarter.

  • Seccl (Bath, England): fintech company Seccl is to launch a new office in Edinburgh.

  • Jollyes (Waltham Abbey, England): pet shop chain Jollyes announced plans to open a new branch in Edinburgh in the first half of 2022. 

  • Levy & McRae (Glasgow, Scotland): litigation specialist Levy & McRae expanded into Edinburgh with the opening of a new office in the Exchange District.

  • Taco Bell (Irvine, California, United States): Mexican-themed restaurant chain Taco Bell is to open a new eatery on Picardy Place in Edinburgh city centre.

February

  • Heavenly Desserts (Derby, England): dessert restaurant chain Heavenly Desserts announced the opening of a new eatery at Fountain Park in Edinburgh's Fountainbridge neighbourhood.

  • Reward Finance Group (Leeds, England): business finance specialist the Reward Finance Group launched a new office in Edinburgh.

  • WHSmith (Swindon, England): stationer WHSmith announced the opening of a combined WHSmith and InMotion shop at Edinburgh Airport.

  • Apollo (Abderdeen, Scotland): engineering firm Apollo has opened a new office in Edinburgh that will offer services across the wave, wind, tidal, hydrogen, and nuclear sectors, creating 25+ new jobs in the Central Belt over the next three years.

“Establishing a base in Edinburgh is a logical step for Apollo’s Energy Services group. Our client base in Edinburgh continues to grow and we want to be ready to support our offshore wind and ocean energy clients with swift, in person support. Apollo has been engineering offshore wind for over a decade, and this sector features heavily in the company’s future strategy and plans.”

– Nigel Robinson, Sustainable Energy Director, Apollo

  • HMV (London, England): music, film, and game retailer HMV is to open a new flagship store on Princes Street in Edinburgh city centre in March 2022.

  • webuyanycar (Manchester, England): car buying service webuyanycar opened a new branch in the Fort Kinnaird retail park in Edinburgh.

  • Vertu Motors (Gateshead, England): Vertu Motors has opened a new car dealership, Macklin MG Edinburgh Newbridge, in Newbridge, West Edinburgh, creating 14 new jobs and two apprenticeships. The £5 million dealership will offer a full range of MG cars along with on-site EV charging, vehicle servicing, and aftersales support.

March

  • Corio Generation (London, England): newly-formed offshore wind farm developer Corio Generation, a subsidiary of the Macquarie Group, announced the opening of an office in Edinburgh. Corio Generation has a global project pipeline of 15 gigawatts.

  • Coach (New York, New York, United States): fashion retailer Coach announced the opening of a 292 square metre (3,140 square foot) outlet in Edinburgh's St James Quarter.

  • Oche (Oslo, Norway): darts-themed bar and restaurant chain Oche announced plans for a £3 million "gastro-gaming" venue at 80 George Street in Edinburgh city centre, creating up to 50 jobs.

  • AND Digital (London, England): digital consultancy AND Digital announced the opening of a second office in Edinburgh, creating around 100 new technology jobs.

“With its entrepreneurial reputation and thriving tech community, Edinburgh remains an ideal destination for AND’s expansion. We strongly believe the city will continue to provide exceptional tech talent, which we will grow within our collaborative Club environment, to solve our clients’ tech challenges."

– Andrew Smith, Chief for Next, AND Digital 

April

  • Fujitsu (Tokyo, Japan): technology company Fujitsu announced the opening of a new 712 square metre (7,664 square foot) office in the Verdant building in Edinburgh's South Gyle Business Park.

  • Apadmi (Manchester, England): digital product agency Apadmi announced the opening of a new technology hub in Edinburgh city centre.

"In keeping with the multi-media digital environment we now operate within, we wanted to seek out a new contemporary office space and state-of-the-art facilities to ensure we can build on our market-leading position long into the future. We continually invest in our facilities, so I’m absolutely delighted to have found Forth 1 and 2’s new home in Scotland’s most iconic development – St. James Quarter.”

– Graham Bryce, Chief Operating Officer, Bauer Media Audio UK

  • MrBeast Burger (Orlando, Florida, United States): delivery-only fast food chain MrBeast Burger is to open an outlet on Crewe Road South in Edinburgh that will offer deliveries via Deliveroo and Uber Eats. 

  • UserTesting (San Francisco, California, United States) technology firm UserTesting has established its European heaquarters in a 1,288 square metre (13,862 square foot) office on Exchange Crescent in Edinburgh.

“Following an extensive search for office space in the Edinburgh market we are excited to have selected the Exchange Crescent Conference Square location for the new EMEA home of UserTesting. Edinburgh is known as a leading European technology centre and we have been impressed with the highly skilled and qualified talent pool of professionals in the region. We look forward to moving into Exchange Crescent and continuing to grow our presence in Edinburgh.”

– Matt Zelen, Chief Operating Officer, UserTesting

  • Aeronautica Militare (Thiene, Vicenza, Italy): "slow fashion" retailer Aeronautica Militare - the official retail partner of the Italian Air Force - has opened a new outlet on the third floor of Edinburgh's St James Quarter.

“We picked Edinburgh as the best city in the UK with a very strong Italian community plus we are in St James Quarter which is an incredible location!”

– Giulia Marini, Managing Director, Aeronautica Militare UK

  • Airport Retail Group (Sandefjord, Norway): the Airport Retail Group has opened an ånd womanswear outlet at Edinburgh Airport. The 75 square metre (807 square foot) shop will feature brands such as Barbour, Weekend Max Mara, and Whistles.

“It’s a boutique fashion experience, most airport stores are single brand, same as the high street – this is quite novel in airport fashion retail. It captures the essence of the Edinburgh customer: cosmopolitan, well travelled, fashion conscious and looking for something a little bit different.”

– Gill Caleary, Airport Retail Group

  • Agile Analog (Cambridge, England): technology firm Agile Analog - which develops bespoke analog IP products for designers in the semiconductor industry - announced the opening of a new engineering base in Edinburgh.

“Our Edinburgh office will increase capabilities in Analog design, Digital design, software and hardware to support increased customer activities and company growth. Scotland is a worldwide centre of excellence in semiconductor engineering and deep-tech developments. Our office will contribute to the growth of a highly-skilled, productive, and committed engineering community in Edinburgh.”

– Pete Hutton, Executive Chairman, Agile Analog

May

  • Dow Schofield Watts (Daresbury, England): corporate finance specialist Dow Schofield Watts launched a new office in Edinburgh.

“Edinburgh is one of the world’s key financial centres and home to a wealth of institutions and pension funds.”

– Antony Watson, Partner, Dow Schofield Watts

  • KultraLab (London, England): technology firm KultraLab is to establish a "Product Hub" in Edinburgh, creating up to 25 new jobs in engineering and product development.

  • TOCA Social (London, England): TOCA Social announced the opening of a 2,787 square metre (30,000 square foot) interactive football and dining experience in Edinburgh's St James Quarter in 2023.

“We are delighted to launch our next TOCA Social venue in Edinburgh. St James Quarter is an amazing addition to the city centre and is the perfect home for our first venue in Scotland.”

– Alex Harman, President, TOCA Social

“Scotland’s integrated approach to data, combined with its world-class university and research sector, provides a compelling offer for both export and inward investment.”

– Mark Cook, Chair, ABHI Scotland

  • ClearScore (London, England): fintech company ClearScore announced the creation of an open banking centre of excellence in Edinburgh, creating over 100 jobs including software developers, data engineers, and data scientists.

“We are delighted that Edinburgh is to be the location for ClearScore’s second UK technology hub. Scotland has a rich history of establishing and growing leading technology businesses, and we are privileged to now have access to a large, highly skilled talent pool, enabling us to continue to drive ClearScore forward to the benefit of our 16 million global users.”

– Justin Basini, Chief Executive and Co-Founder, ClearScore

  • FLANNELS (London, England): luxury retailer FLANNELS announced the opening of a new 2,230 square metre (24,000 square foot) shop on Princes Street in Edinburgh city centre.

  • Ping Identity (Denver, Colorado, United States): intelligent identity solutions provider Ping Identity established a new European hub for research and development on Melville Street in Edinburgh city centre. The hub will bring together teams across engineering, product development, sales, and customer success.

“I am really excited at the opening of our Edinburgh office and look forward to growing it as a center of excellence for identity and security.”

– Rakesh Thaker, Chief Development Officer, Ping Identity

“Over a decade on from when we pioneered premium mixers, we continue to lead the way in elevating drinking experiences – this time at an international travel hub that is Edinburgh Airport, with our first-ever airport bar and café.”

– Tim Warrillow, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Fever-Tree

June

"We are thrilled to be collaborating with the Edinburgh International Conference Centre on Hyatt Centric Haymarket Edinburgh, which will mark the Hyatt Centric brand's entry into one of the world’s most celebrated capital cities."

– Felicity Black-Roberts, Vice President of Development for Europe and North Africa, Hyatt Hotels Corporation

  • Motorola Solutions (Chicago, Illinois, United States): Motorola Solutions announced the opening of an innovation hub on Canning Street in Edinburgh city centre. The hub will carry out research and development in areas such as cloud-based evidence management software, video security solutions, and body-worn cameras. 

"Edinburgh has a proven track record for some of the most exciting advancements in video innovation. Our growing local presence reinforces Motorola Solutions’ commitment to investing in diverse talent to create next-generation, mission-critical technologies that are depended on by frontline workers all over the world."

– Richie McBride, Senior Director of International Mobile Video, Motorola Solutions

  • TravelPerk (Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain): travel management platform provider TravelPerk launched a new software engineering hub on Commercial Street in the Leith neighbourhood of Edinburgh, creating 30+ new jobs.

"The pandemic has changed travel patterns and Edinburgh has benefited from that. Opening a hub in the city was the obvious decision to fuel TravelPerk’s hypergrowth trajectory, and further showcases our clear commitment and belief in the city as a key business travel hub in the UK. Our data backs this up, showing a strong travel recovery in Edinburgh compared with other European capitals. With this new office, we are fulfilling our mission to create in-person connections by bringing people together sustainably and enjoyably in real life. This office will allow us to bring in some of the best talent to help us grow and scale our business worldwide."

– Vicki Williams, Country Manager UKI, TravelPerk

  • Up & Running (Harrogate, England): sportswear brand Up & Running opened a new shop on Queensferry Road in Edinburgh.

"Edinburgh is a beautiful city with a thriving running community and is well known for its longstanding Edinburgh Marathon. For these reasons, it felt like a good fit for Up & Running, and we can't wait to meet local runners and play a part in their running journey."

– Gillian Macfarlane, Founder, Up & Running

  • EiB (Birmingham, England): bidding consultancy EiB opened an office in Edinburgh.

"We’re delighted to be opening our new office in Edinburgh to be closer to our Scottish clients. Our office and dedicated Scottish bidding team is a key step in improving our support to our clients and helping them win work in the local renewables, highways, rail and utility sectors."

– Gordon Wilson, Operations Director, EiB Scotland  

  • LGT Group (Vaduz, Liechtenstein): LGT Wealth Management - part of the LGT Group - announced the opening of a new office in Edinburgh.

"Scotland is an important area for us; we have a number of clients in the region already. Opening an office in Edinburgh will enable us to provide a better service and support to this market."

– Andrew Davies, Partner and Head of Regional Development, LGT Wealth Management  

July

  • Opencast (Newcastle upon Tyne, England): technology consultancy Opencast opened a new office in the Fountainbridge neighbourhood of Edinburgh.

"We’re excited to be launching our latest city hub in Edinburgh, both for our people located there and for the new business opportunities that the city offers. We want to recruit the best from Scotland’s rich digital talent pool, adding to our growing UK-wide presence."

– Tom Lawson, Chief Executive, Opencast

  • Motorpoint (Derby, England): car dealership Motorpoint is to open a new outlet in the Portobello neighbourhood of Edinburgh in September 2022, creating up to 30 new jobs.

  • Claire's (Hoffman Estates, Illinois, United States) fashion accessories retailer Claire's is to open a new shop on Princes Street in Edinburgh city centre.

  • Hublot (Nyon, Switzerland): luxury watchmaker Hublot announced the opening of a shop-in-shop on George Street in Edinburgh city centre.

August

  • Lidl (Neckarsulm, Baden-Württemberg, Germany): supermarket chain Lidl opened a new shop on Glasgow Road in the Corstorphine neighbourhood of Edinburgh.

  • Dimoso (London, England): technology-focused communications agency Dimoso opened an office in Edinburgh.

"It is an incredibly exciting time for the games industry in Scotland. It’s a country with an incredibly rich video game history, with names like DMA Design and Rockstar, but now it’s time to really take it to the next level. We are delighted to open an office in Edinburgh and have Scottish Games Week on board as the perfect first customer. We look forward to supporting Scottish game developers to improve and grow their profile for the whole world to see."

– Jacki Vause, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Dimoso

September

  • Haute Dolci (Ellesmere Port, England): luxury dessert restaurant Haute Dolci opened an eatery in Edinburgh's St James Quarter, creating 30 jobs.

"We’re delighted to be able to open our first ever Scottish store, bringing Haute Dolci’s stylish and friendly atmosphere to the people of Edinburgh."

– Daniel Gillett, Manager, Haute Dolci 

  • H&M (Stockholm, Sweden) fast fashion retailer H&M announced that its brand COS would be opening a 695 square metre (7,483 square foot) in Edinburgh's St James Quarter.

  • NEOM (Harrogate, England) wellbeing brand NEOM announced the opening of a 56 square metre (601 square foot) shop on level two of Edinburgh's St James Quarter.

  • Alvarez & Marsal (New York, New York, United States): global management consultancy Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) opened an office in the Fountainbridge neighbourhood of Edinburgh.

  • The Alchemist Bar & Restaurant (Manchester, England) bar and restaurant chain The Alchemist announced the opening of a £1.5 million, 655 square metre (7,051 square foot), 185-cover outlet at 51 George Street in Edinburgh city centre in early 2023, creating up to 60 jobs.

"The response to our first bar and restaurant in Edinburgh last year, alongside plans to make our debut in Glasgow later this year, has been incredible and we’re thrilled to be further expanding our portfolio in Scotland with a second venue in the capital. With a mix of listed features and our signature style, the site is going to be stunning, offering an unrivalled and unconventional drinking and dining experience in the heart of the city.”

– Jenny McPhee, Brand Director, The Alchemist Bar & Restaurant

  • Fibre 1 (Elgin, Scotland) tier two wholesale fibre network provider Fibre 1 opened an office on St Andrew Square in Edinburgh city centre.

October

"We are very excited to have a new store at Fort Kinnaird and have worked closely with the development team to ensure we bring a brand-new experience to the centre.”

– Andrew Milner-Walker, Property Director, Pandora

  • Norman Broadbent (London, England): consultancy Norman Broadbent opened a new office on Alva Street in Edinburgh city centre, with plans to employ 20 staff in Scotland by the end of 2025.

"With Norman Broadbent Group, we see a fantastic opportunity to disrupt the Scottish market in an impactful way and establish ourselves as the leading player within executive search and a valued strategic partner to investors, high-growth companies and major brands who have a base or are headquartered in Scotland.”

– Kevin Davidson, Chief Executive Officer, Norman Broadbent

November

  • StretchSense (Auckland, New Zealand): technology company StretchSense - which specialises in high-precision motion capture solutions for hands, with applications in fields such as gaming and virtual training - is to open a £6.9 million centre of excellence for AI and spatial computing in Edinburgh.

“Edinburgh is the perfect location as we grow our presence in Europe. Right on our doorstep, there are world-class universities, a vibrant tech ecosystem, amazing talent, and Scotland already has a strong reputation in the gaming sector. It’s a great fit, and we’re really pleased to have the support of Par Equity, Scottish Enterprise, and GD1.”

– Dr. Benjamin O’Brien, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, StretchSense

  • Cubitts (London, England): affordable handmade spectacles company Cubitts has opened two new shops in Edinburgh city centre, one on York Place and the other on West Bow.

  • Ruby (Munich, Germany): "lean luxury" hotelier Ruby is to open a 300-bedroom hotel on Princes Street in Edinburgh city centre in late-2025 as part of a £100 million development that will create over 250 new jobs.

“The hotel market in Edinburgh has proven to be very robust in the past, shows sustainable growth and offers a lot of potential for our concept, especially in the affordable luxury segment. We are very excited to enter the Scottish market with this great project.”

– Julian Mörs, Group Director for Development, Ruby

  • E&LN (London, England): boutique café brand E&LN is to open an outlet in Edinburgh's St James Quarter.

  • Shape History (London, England): social impact communications agency Shape History launched an office in Edinburgh.

“I can’t wait to bring our expertise in creative storytelling and campaigning  to help this incredible nation and its many causes achieve their vision for progressive change.”

– Matt Hyndman, Scotland & Creative Director, Shape History