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.

  • 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, 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 has 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