New Arrivals

New Arrivals in 2021

A selection of new arrivals to Edinburgh during 2021 is set out below. 

January

The opportunities for Black & White are amazing both Europe-wide and worldwide and I am delighted to be part of it from our new Edinburgh base.

– Brian Dryburgh, Director, Black & White Engineering

  • Outside in Garden Rooms (Glasgow, Scotland): luxury garden room supplier Outside in Garden Rooms opened a new hub in Edinburgh.

There is a huge opportunity for Outside In Garden Rooms in Edinburgh and its surrounding areas, and having a hub in the capital means clients will be able to more readily access the information and support they need to make their garden room plans a reality.

– Wendy Isaac, Director, Outside in Garden Rooms

February

  • James Hambro & Partners (London, England): wealth management and financial planning firm James Hambro & Partners is to open an office in Edinburgh by April 2021.

  • TranSwap (Singapore): fintech company TranSwap, which provides a platform for cross-border payments, established a global research and development centre in Edinburgh. The R&D centre will create 54 jobs over the next three years, including developers, engineers, and product owners. TranSwap has established a research partnership with the University of Edinburgh and will initially be based in the Bayes Centre.

The UK has been on the cards for years, as it is one of the world's leading financial centres and remains a source of global economic development.

– Benjamin Wong, Co-Founder and Chief Executive, TranSwap

We are delighted to see our voco brand enter the Scottish hotel market.

– Karan Khanna, Managing Director UK & Ireland, InterContinental Hotels Group

March

  • Black House Media (Lagos, Nigeria): public relations agency Black House Media has expanded into the UK with the opening of offices in Edinburgh and London under the banner "BHM Qomms".

  • Zedify (Cambridge, England): logistics company Zedify is establishing a new urban delivery hub in Edinburgh. The hub will re-mode parcels arriving in Edinburgh for delivering via e-cargo bikes and trikes.

  • Canada Goose (Toronto, Ontario, Canada): winter clothing brand Canada Goose is opening a shop on Multrees Walk in Edinburgh city centre

  • Home Bargains (Liverpool, England): a new 1,393 square metre (14,995 square foot) Home Bargains superstore is opening in Edinburgh's Hermiston Gait Retail Park

  • Mangata Networks (Phoenix, Arizona, United States): telecommunications company Mangata Networks is opening a new research and development centre in Edinburgh, creating 38 jobs.

With the skills and available local talent, picking Scotland as our European hub was a natural choice.

– Brian Holz, Chief Executive, Mangata Networks

  • Knowledge Train (London, England): professional services training company Knowledge Train opened an office in Edinburgh providing training in PRINCE2 and project management.

  • Gloria Jean's Coffees (Castle Hill, New South Wales, Australia): Gloria Jean's Coffees is opening a new café at 56 Shandwick Place in Edinburgh city centre

April

  • Praemium (Melbourne, Victoria,  Australia): investment platform Praemium opened an office on George Street in Edinburgh city centre, creating 20 new jobs by the end of 2021.

We have our sights set firmly on leap-frogging developments in fintech and service excellence. To do that, we need to be in the thick of the pioneering action. That's Edinburgh. Complementing our existing physical bases in the UK with a substantial presence in Edinburgh gives us access to an enviably rich pool of talent in service excellence and next generation fintech, and it ensures service excellence is front and centre of our ambitious growth plans for the future.

– Mark Sanderson, Managing Director, UK & International, Praemium