Edinburgh Makes Top 10 in Good Growth Index

Edinburgh Makes Top 10 in Good Growth Index

20 November 2017

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Not so long ago on our blog, we spoke about the amazing news that Edinburgh came second only to London in a list of most prosperous cities in the UK. We are heavily involved in the recruitment market in the capital, so it was exciting to hear some good news. Our blog detailed how Edinburgh has lower unemployment rates and higher disposable income than anywhere else in Scotland.

No other Scottish city made the top ten.  This makes it a very exciting time to be living and working within the city, particularly if you are seeking to gain long-term, meaningful employment.

Further to that report, Price Waterhouse Coopers have just confirmed the capital’s lucrative appeal, ranking the city fourth in the UK in its Good Growth of Cities Index. This study takes into account attributes such as employment, health and income statistics. Edinburgh is miles ahead of other Scottish cities, such as Aberdeen and Glasgow, when it comes to work/life balance – finishing seven places ahead of the Granite City and an incredibly twenty three places ahead of the Dear Green Place.

The capital was also highly praised for its rate of business start ups, with exciting and innovative new businesses popping up all over the city. Here at HRC, we love to hear of thriving and lively markets. So, we’re absolutely delighted that our newest office location is right at the heart of such a prosperous city.

Working within the Edinburgh market myself, it’s not hard to see why the city ranks so highly. Not only are the opportunities there to progress your career and work with some of the best teams in the country, there is also plenty of focus on a good work/life balance, as the PwC confirms … Which makes sense in a city that is home to one of the biggest cultural festivals in the UK.

If you are considering a move to the capital for work, it’s not hard to see why. Where else in the world will you find such a mix of history, craft beers, culture, ghosts and celebrities. Every year the Fringe, Book and Film Festivals draw some of the biggest names in the creative arts to the capital, whilst the mix of modern steel and glass offices sit side by side with Victorian terraces. 

Growth is key in the UK markets just now, especially whilst we navigate difficult and ongoing Brexit negotiations. For me, this PwC report makes for exciting reading – Edinburgh has proved itself, once again, to be an attractive and rewarding place to work or start up a business.

Our Edinburgh office is situated at 28 Rutland Square, EH1. If you would like to make an appointment to chat about your career or register with us, I would be delighted to help.

I recruit for the Professional Services market for Legal, Property, Accountancy, Financial Services and Investment companies and deal with roles such as administrators, secretaries and Personal / Executive Assistants. Click here to see my details and get in touch.


Written By Sam Gardner


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