26 June 2017
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon welcomed plans by Australian financial services company Computershare to open a new technology centre of excellence in Edinburgh, creating 300 jobs.
The company secured a £2 million grant from Scottish Enterprise and has worked closely with Scottish Development International (SDI) to develop the project.
— First Minister (@ScotGovFM) June 26, 2017
This announcement, with the creation of 300 highly skilled technology jobs and investment in the city centre, is fantastic news for Edinburgh’s economy.”
— BBC Scotland News (@BBCScotlandNews) June 26, 2017
The announcement was made on the same day SDI annual results were published, which showed 7,839 jobs were secured in Scotland through new and existing investors – an increase of 10% on the previous year.
— SDI (@ScotDevInt) June 26, 2017
The First Minister added:
“Scotland is open for business and continues to be a very attractive location for investment, as evidenced by the recent EY Attractiveness survey, which noted that Scotland was the top UK location for foreign direct investment outside London for the fifth consecutive year.
“Together with the inward investment figures published by SDI, this offers further evidence that we have the skills and expertise to attract and retain global companies like Computershare.”