Edinburgh for business

The key businessd sectors in Edinburgh are


Financial services

Edinburgh is the UK's second financial centre after London and Europe's fourth by equity assets. In world terms Edinburgh ranks ahead of Qatar, Oslo, Glasgow, Dublin, Abu Dhabi, Brussels, Milan, Madrid and Moscow in the Global Financial Centres Index.


Science and technology

Edinburgh City Region is one of Europe's top ten locations for science and technology and has changed the world with innovations from antiseptic to the world's first cloned mammal.



Edinburgh is Scotland's second retail location by number of outlets and consumer expenditure, and is the UK's 19th largest retail destination in terms of market potential.



Edinburgh City Region is the UK's favourite domestic holiday alternative to London and gateway to the rest of Scotland. Around 4m visitors a year inject £2 billion into the local economy.



The Edinburgh City Region is at the forefront of Scotland's renewable energy sector due to its expertise in developing and bringing to market new renewable technologies and existing strengths in engineering and traditional energy.


Creastive industries

Edinburgh is recognised internationally for its artistic, creative and cultural excellence, with accolades including the first UNESCO City of Literature and the UK's sixth most creative city.




Edinburgh International Conference Centre; a world-class venue in the heart of Scotland’s beautiful capital city


The ideal venue for events of up to 2000 delegates, the EICC offers event organisers the utmost flexibility with a series of sub-divisible meeting suites, impressive adaptable auditoria as well as spacious exhibition and reception areas.


The EICC’s world-class facilities are complemented by the expertise of the dynamic client services team, with a reputation of delivering successful and inspiring events.  Read our case studies to learn about our client's experiences.


View the EICC Video, to visualise our outstanding venue of today, whilst the EICC Expansion Video will provide a glimpse of our exciting offering for the very near future. 


Local companies


Edinburgh High Court - 0.6 km
Edinburgh City Council HQ - 0.6 km
HBOS Global HQ – 1 km
Scottish Widows – 1 km
Standard Life -1.6 km
Scottish Equitable – 1.7 km
Scottish Executive Office - 3.9 km
Edinburgh Business Park –10 km
RBOS Global HQ - 11 km
Royal Highland Showground - 12 km