EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: United Kingdom
Region: Edinburgh, City of; Eastern Scotland; Scotland
Location of affected unit(s): Edinburgh


Sector: Financial services
Financial and insurance activities
64 - Financial service activities, except insurance and pension funding

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 26-06-2017
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Planned Job Creation: 300

Additional Information

Financial services company Computershare has announced plans to create 300 new jobs, which will be located in a new technology centre in Edinburgh. The Australian owned company has secured GBP 2 million (€2.3 million) investment from Scottish Enterprise in order to develop the project. The company intends the new site to become a 'centre of excellence' when it becomes operational. Reports suggest that the new centre will be open either later in 2017 or in 2018. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon visited the site when the announcement was made and commented that the investment by companies such as Computershare highlighted the skills available in the local economy.