Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland, is a fast-growing European centre of commerce, culture and innovation.
Edinburgh’s long-established financial services sector, rapidly growing technology sector, and pioneering life sciences industry are key attractions for global investors. Blue chip firms with a presence in Edinburgh include Apple, Amazon, BlackRock, Canon, Fujitsu, Heineken, Leonardo, and Royal London. The city benefits from competitive operating costs, strong international connectivity, and a diversified economy.
Edinburgh’s workforce is one of the most highly qualified in the UK with 49% of working age residents educated to degree-level or above. Innovation is underpinned by an abundance of talent and a rich concentration of world-leading academic, clinical, and commercial research facilities. The city is home to five higher education institutions, among them the University of Edinburgh, ranked 42nd in the Academic Ranking of World Universities 2020.
Edinburgh is a beautiful and compact city with a rich history and thriving cultural scene, home to two UNESCO World Heritage Sites and over 30 award-winning parks. In 2020, Edinburgh was ranked one of the 20 most liveable cities worldwide by ECA International. These qualities help attract a highly skilled workforce that helps drive the city’s growth.