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Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital, is an innovative, international and cultural hub. The city was recently ranked 27th out of 75 global cities for entrepreneurial success1 (Oberlo.com 2021) and it makes the UK’s top ten FDI cities outside London2 (EY- Attractiveness Scotland Survey).

The economic key sectors3 include:

Software & Technology

Financial Services


Higher Education

Film & Television

Food & Drink

Contact Centres

In 2020, Edinburgh was one of the most productive economies in the UK with GVA per capita (£47,600) higher than any other major city outside London4 (Edinburgh Council – Edinburgh by numbers 2020).

Edinburgh has a large proportion of SMEs, with the 75% of the workplaces having up to 4 employees.

Productivity Club was launched in Edinburgh in 2019. We currently host monthly online events as part Central Club Talks.

If you are an SME in the area and you have a story to tell on how you improved your productivity/efficiency/competitiveness within your organisation and want to share your case study with other like-minded leaders email Eleonora.vanello@scdi.org.uk