YEP Edinburgh

YEP Edinburgh is due to launch in 2020. The committee for this region represents a cross-section of specialist organisations with links to the Edinburgh property industry. Wherever we are, the YEP mantra is the same, to be the ‘voice of future leaders in property’, and YEP Edinburgh will represent everything that is great about the capital of Scotland.

Edinburgh has the strongest economy of any city in the United Kingdom outside London and the highest percentage of professionals in the UK with 43% of the population holding a degree-level or professional qualification. According to the Centre for International Competitiveness, it is the most competitive large city in the United Kingdom. It also has the highest gross value added per employee of any city in the UK outside London, measuring £57,594 in 2010. It was named European Best Large City of the Future for Foreign Direct Investment and Best Large City for Foreign Direct Investment Strategy in the Financial Times fDi magazine awards 2012/13.

In the 19th century, Edinburgh’s economy was known for banking, publishing and brewing. Today, its economy is based mainly on financial services, scientific research, higher education, and tourism.[126] In March 2010, unemployment in Edinburgh was comparatively low at 3.6%, and it remains consistently below the Scottish average of 4.5%.[127] Edinburgh is the 2nd most visited city by foreign visitors in the UK after London.

We look forward to establishing a chapter of YEP in Scotland. If you are interested in knowing more about this Chapter, or opportunities of being involved as a partner, sponsor or committee member please email