Employers

Of 18,445 registered businesses in Edinburgh in 2015,

• 16,740 (90.8%) were micro and small enterprises employing 49 people or less

• 740 (4.0%) were medium-sized enterprises employing between 50 and 249 people

• 975 (5.3%) were large enterprises employing more than 250 people.

These businesses had a combined turnover of £23.8 billion.

Key current employers in Edinburgh are NHS Lothian, City of Edinburgh Council, University of Edinburgh, Lloyds Banking Group, the Royal Bank of Scotland Group, and Standard Life.

Of 2,415 registered businesses in Midlothian in 2015,

• 2,170 (89.9%) were micro and small enterprises employing 49 people or less

• 80 (3.3%) were medium-sized enterprises employing between 50 and 249 people

• 165 (6.8%) were large enterprises employing more than 250 people.

These businesses had a combined turnover of £2.3 billion.

Further information on Midlothian businesses can be found on the Midlothian Business Directory:

http://www.midlothian.gov.uk/info/230/advice_and_support_for_businesses/183/business_directories

Key current employers in Midlothian are Midlothian Council, NHS Lothian, Police Scotland, Arthur McKay, Tesco, Mactaggart Scott & Co and Letts Filofax Group.

Of 5,315 registered businesses in the Scottish Borders in 2015,

• 5,005 (94.2%) were micro and small enterprises employing 49 people or less

• 125 (2.4%) were medium-sized enterprises employing between 50 and 249 people

• 185 (3.9%) were large enterprises employing more than 250 people.

These businesses had a combined turnover of £3.2 billion.

Key current employers in the Scottish Borders are Scottish Borders Council, NHS Borders, Farne Salmon and Trout Ltd, Prostrakan Group Ltd, Emtelle UK Ltd, Borders College, and Lyle & Scott Ltd.