Hays move first step in rapid expansion as city ‘stays bouyant’

Recruitment specialist Hays has moved its Edinburgh operation into modern Grade A offices in Castle Street after 15 years at Charlotte Square in a bid to facilitate expansion.
The firm says it has experienced continued growth – particularly within the construction, property, IT, finance, banking and financial services sectors – and plans to increase its head count to 90 consultants at the 7,000sq ft open-plan office which overlooks Edinburgh Castle.
Akash Marwaha, Hays managing director in Scotland
Akash Marwaha, Hays managing director in Scotland
Hays managing director in Scotland, Akash Marwaha, said: “The move was prompted by sustained growth in the Edinburgh area where, we’re delighted to say, markets are still buoyant.
“We’ve seen recruitment in construction and property increase significantly this year, and that’s likely to continue as many construction and engineering projects that were previously mothballed are now being dusted off and reinstated. And, as an international centre for finance, banking and financial services remain strong.
“The new office has allowed us to continue to invest in our Edinburgh set up and, with plans to recruit another 15 consultants immediately, we hope to get to full capacity of 90 in the not too distant future. The new office is in a fantastic location with great views and who wouldn’t feel motivated at work when they look out at the spectacular view of Edinburgh Castle?
“We‘ve now relocated and moved into bigger offices in all five of our Scotland locations within the last 18 months in Aberdeen, Dundee, Inverness and Glasgow. Edinburgh was the final piece of the jigsaw.”