Council publishes new statistics in Edinburgh by Numbers

For the first time the top Edinburgh-based companies by pre tax profits have been published in the latest edition of Edinburgh by Numbers, published by the City of Edinburgh Council.

Scottish Widows Group Limited owned by Lloyds Banking Group PLC in the insurance and pensions sector is at number one with Standard Life PLC in the same sector at number two. Heineken UK Limited owned by Heineken NV in the brewing sector is the third most profitable firm in Edinburgh.

Edinburgh by Numbers 2012/13 contains key facts for investors, entrepreneurs and anyone else with an interest in the city including sections on access to markets, workforce and education, transport and telecommunications, property, economic structure and quality of life.

Original research from Edinburgh by Numbers 2012/13 includes:  

  • The number of attendees at major festivals in Edinburgh for 2011 
  • The largest employers in Edinburgh as of 2011/12 
Cllr Tom Buchanan, Convener of the Economic Development Committee, said: "The document highlights Edinburgh's diversity and ability to attract a wide a range of companies including those in the brewing, renewables and financial sectors. Although the list focuses on pre-tax profits, we recognise there are many companies important to the city for other reasons  such as turnover or size of workforce. Edinburgh by Numbers is an excellent resource for those interested in investing in the city or simply looking for key facts and figures about the capital. We are constantly trying to improve the look and content of Edinburgh by Numbers, which is why we have included some new information this year."

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