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BusinessScots tech consultancy opens second Club in Edinburgh

Scots tech consultancy opens second Club in Edinburgh

A SCOTS tech consultancy has today opened its second Club in Edinburgh with aims of creating more than 100 new jobs in the city.

Ivan McKee, the Scottish Government Minister for Business, Trade, Tourism and Enterprise officially opened AND Digital‘s new Club at 80 George Street.

This opening follows the company’s first Edinburgh Club which launched in March 2020, and its first Glasgow Club which opened its doors in June 2021. 

The new Edinburgh Club will provide roles for analysts, developers and designers as AND aims to close the digital skills gap across Scotland.

Fiona Burton, the new Club Executive at AND Digital's new Club.
Fiona Burton, Club Executive, said the new club will help continue to grow AND’s customer base across Scotland. (C) Chris Watt

Since its inception in 2014, AND Digital has grown to 1,600 employees, and now operates across 19 locations in the UK and Netherlands. 

This second Edinburgh Club is another step forward to AND’s goal of having five Clubs in Scotland with over 500 Scottish employees by 2025.

Ivan McKee, the Scottish Government Minister for Business, Trade, Tourism and Enterprise said: “AND Digital’s decision to open their third Club in Scotland in just over two years shows the appetite and demand which businesses have for digital transformation support.

“This Club opening will create more than 100 jobs in Edinburgh, benefiting our digital economy and ever-growing tech community.

“AND Digital’s work towards closing the digital skills gap is key and it is great to see companies like this continuing to invest in the workforce in Scotland.”

With Edinburgh having attracted £74m in tech investment according to recent figures, AND Digital believes the capital will continue its growth within the tech industry. 

Andrew Smith, Chief for Next at AND Digital said: “Edinburgh has a thriving tech community and strong reputation for entrepreneurial spirit, so it is a natural fit for AND Digital.

“We want to nurture and grow digital talent, and our collaborative Club environment lets us do just that. 

“This is our third major investment in Scotland and we are confident that this Club will serve the growing demand for digital acceleration.”

Club Executive of the new Edinburgh Club, Fiona Burton, said: “This is a really exciting day as we open the doors to our new Club and begin to welcome new ANDis and clients.

“I’m looking forward to leading the team as we work to support new clients and continue to grow our customer base across Scotland.” 

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