Sue Dawe, EY managing partner for Edinburgh and head of financial services in Scotland
Professional services firm EY has revealed state-of-the-art UK office in the heart of Edinburgh’s financial district, signalling the firm’s latest investment in Scotland.
The new office is part of EY’s ‘EY@Work’ transformation, which provides modern office space supported by the latest technology, design and environmental standards.
Mark Harvey, EY’s senior partner in Scotland said: “Our new base in Edinburgh is a flagship office for EY in the UK. It represents significant investment in our Scottish practice, our people who work here and shows our continued commitment to Scotland’s business community.
“This new office provides us with the space to grow, develop and adapt as we support clients to embrace appropriate emerging technologies to improve their operations and ensure they are internationally competitive.”
The new Edinburgh office features audio visual technology, including Microsoft Surface hubs for presentations and collaborative working, as well as video conference facilities to enable instant world-wide connectivity.
Mark added: “Our clients, from start-ups and entrepreneurs to family firms and the largest listed companies, across all sectors and industries, are able to access EY’s operations across 150 countries worldwide from our Edinburgh base. This is of particular benefit for those who wish to explore new trading opportunities with countries such as USA, Australia, China and India.”
EY takes residence of 32,000sq ft on the third floor of the Atria One building on Morrison Street today and has agreed a 15-year lease for the prime location in the financial district. The space is 26% bigger than its previous premises on George Street in Edinburgh where the firm occupied 25,500sq ft across three levels.
Sue Dawe, EY managing partner for Edinburgh and head of financial services in Scotland added: “Our move to the bigger, more technologically advanced space at Atria One reflects EY’s recent growth across all service lines and sectors in recent years.
“EY’s financial services practice has played a major role in the firm’s performance in Scotland where there is a vibrant industry with a proud history. Financial services is evolving with technological change poised to make a big impact. Our impressive base in Edinburgh offers attractive opportunities for the talented people who will lead and support the transformation of our industry as we know it today.”
EY employs more than 1000 people in Scotland across four offices in Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Inverness.