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

May

Edinburgh is a fabulous destination and we are very pleased to be able to celebrate a&o's 40th hostel opening with our first UK property in Scotland’s capital city.

– Oliver Winter, Chief Executive Officer, a&o Hostels

  • Coco di Mama (London, England): talian takeaway Coco di Mama opened new branches in Edinburgh: one in the city centre and the other in Leith.

June

  • H&M (Stockholm, Sweden): fashion retailer H&M announced the opening a new shop in Edinburgh's St. James Quarter.

  • Craghoppers (Manchester, England): outdoor clothing retailer Craghoppers announced the opening of a new flagship store on George Street in Edinburgh city centre.

  • The Kooples (Paris, France): fashion retailer The Kooples announced the opening a new 130 square metre (1,400 square foot) shop in Edinburgh's St. James Quarter.

  • CRUX Asset Management (London, England): asset manager CRUX announced plans to open a new office in Edinburgh.

  • Miele (Gütersloh, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany): household appliances brand Miele opened a new showroom in Edinburgh's St. James Quarter.

  • Ferguson Planning (Galashiels, Scotland) Consultancy Ferguson Planning announced the opening of a new office on George Street in Edinburgh city centre.

  • Cell and Gene Therapy Catapult (London, England): Cell and Gene Therapy Catapult, an independent centre of excellence focusing on cell and gene therapy technologies, announced the establishment of offices and laboratories at Edinburgh BioQuarter.

We are excited to be expanding the CGT Catapult's presence in Scotland through today’s agreement with the University of Edinburgh. Edinburgh has developed an excellent academic base and the Institute for Regeneration and Repair is projected to have the largest accumulation of stem cell scientists in Europe, with nearly 500 currently located there. We look forward to building on this local expertise and growing the existing infrastructure to create a cluster for the cell and gene therapy industry in Scotland and the North of England.

– Matthew Durdy, Chief Executive Officer, CGT Catapult

July

This is an exciting time to be expanding into our nation’s capital as we continue to invest in our fast-growing business.

– Paul Reynolds, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Stack & Still

August

Fort Kinnaird is the perfect proposition as we continue our expansion into retail parks this year.

– Andy Kerr, Retail Director, ProCook

  • Superdry (Cheltenham, England): fashion retailer Superdry opened a new concept store in Edinburgh's St. James Quarter, creating over 20 new jobs.

  • XBuro (Glasgow, Scotland): mechanical and electrical engineering consultancy XBuro opened an office in Edinburgh.

With the amount of projects we were winning in Edinburgh and the east, solidifying our foothold with an office and by growing our team was the logical next step.

– Michael Gribben, Director, XBuro

  • Locavore (Glasgow, Scotland): social enterprise Locavore announced the opening of a new supermarket on Dalry Road in Edinburgh, creating 25+ new jobs.

We have taken our time to look for the perfect location for our first Bread Street Kitchen & Bar outside of London and we are delighted with the site we have chosen in Edinburgh. Such a vibrant city with a cool food scene, it really feels like the perfect match for Bread Street Kitchen & Bar.

– Andy Wenlock, Chief Executive, Gordon Ramsay Restaurants

September

  • Orb Recruitment (Doncaster, England): recruitment agency Orb Recruitment opened an office in Edinburgh Park in West Edinburgh.

  • i3PT (Dublin, Ireland): construction certification specialist i3PT opened an office in Edinburgh.

  • Voyager Life (Perth, Scotland): CBD and hemp supplier Voyager Life announced plans to open a new shop in Edinburgh during 2021.

  • Anthesis Group (London, England): sustainability consultancy Anthesis opened a new office in Edinburgh.

Our new office in Edinburgh shows our commitment to the country, and its businesses and government, building on the support we've always provided but from other locations. It will also open opportunities for us to access new talent, building on our solid colleague base by extending local networks and engaging with key academic institutions.

– Brad Blundell, UK Managing Director, Anthesis Group

Long before the pandemic we realised that Edinburgh was crucial to our future plans. More than 470 of our existing clients are in Edinburgh and the Lothians, with 190 of those being city based. Our goal as a firm is very clear – we want to add 10.0 further significant Edinburgh-based clients to our roster within the next five years. That is eminently doable, but we believe that having a base in the Scottish capital is absolutely essential to that end.

– Darren Thomson, Managing Director, Douglas Home & Co.

  • Thaï Express (Montreal, Quebec, Canada): Thai cusine quick service chain Thaï Express announced a new 242 square metre (2,600 square foot) kitchen restaurant in Edinburgh's St. James Quarter featuring double decker seating and a hanging garden.

St. James is the perfect setting to unveil our new concept.

– Sachin Pattani, Managing Director, Thaï Express

  • Radley London (London, England): handbag and accessories brand Radley London is to open a pop-up shop in Edinburgh’s St. James Quarter from October to December 2021.

We know what a loyal customer base we have in Scotland, so we jumped at the chance to launch a Radley London pop-up store in Edinburgh. The shop is perfectly located in the St James Quarter and we are excited to be trading in such a prestigious shopping centre.

– Kevin Morris, Head of Retail, Radley London

  • BDP (Manchester, England): interdisciplinary design practice BDP has opened a new studio on Thirlestane Road in Edinburgh.
  • YO! (London, England): Asian street food brand Panku, part of the YO! group, has opened a new kiosk in a branch of Asda in the Leith neighbourhood of Edinburgh.

  • Reiss (London, England): fashion retailer Reiss announced it would open a new 184 square metre (1,978 square foot) shop in Edinburgh's St. James Quarter in December 2021.