Each month we feature a different city and the top reasons to do business there. This month is the turn of Edinburgh.
Edinburgh is more than happy to have you! The city offers a huge amount of support to welcome those who want to set up business there. Companies like Business Gateway run local workshops to help get you started: helping with finance, recruitment and business growth to name but a few.
Getting from A to B has never really been a problem in Edinburgh, and even less so with the regeneration of its transport. A 16-stop tram service is set to open in summer 2014, alongside The Edinburgh promenade now in development – a walk & cycleway stretching 17km from East (Joppa) to West (Cramond).
3. Professional population
Edinburgh really is the place to go if you’re looking for a high standard of staff. 43% of its population holds a degree level or professional qualification, the highest percentage of professionals in the UK.
4. Financial hot spot
Edinburgh is the second largest financial and administrative centre in the United Kingdom after London, in fact Financial Services now account for a third of all commercial office space in the city.
5. Award winning
Proof? No problem. Edinburgh holds more than just a few awards to support its status as a powerhouse. In 2010/2011 it was awarded the Top Location for Economic Potential award, and in 2012/2013 was named Best Large city for fDi strategy. But let’s not forget that the city undoubtedly holds a place in our hearts, too. In 2013 this beloved city won The Guardian’s Favourite UK City for the staggering 12th year in a row.
You can see the current Serviced Office Space available in Edinburgh from Easy Offices below:
Image credit: Edinburgh.org