Zonal Retail Data Systems expands to accommodate growing numbers

EPoS software specialist has grown from a small Scottish firm to a company employing more than 480 staff 

EPoS (Electronic Point of Sale) software specialist Zonal Retail Data Systems is expanding in Edinburgh after evolving from a small Scottish business to a company which now employs more than 480 staff.
The firm, which is a leading provider of integrated hospitality management solutions with more than 9,000 customers, including high-profile brands such as Greene-King, Wetherspoon, and Mitchells and Butler, is set to increase its footprint in the city by taking up an extra 12,188sq ft of office space within Rockspring’s modern development at Tanfield.
Zonal, which was honoured in the Scotland IS Digital Technology Awards earlier this year, has signed a deal to sub-lease the space from wealth asset management specialist FNZ, which will retain its existing offices in the complex.
FNZ, which is a market-leading provider of technology and investment administration services to the wealth management sector, will continue to occupy two large offices in Tanfield, totalling 25,800 sq ft, which it has leased since 2011.
James McLean, property director at Zonal, said: “Tanfield has been great for us and the building has been fundamental in enabling us to grow our business and portraying a professional image for both customers and staff. Our future investment plans involve some significant investment in staff numbers and the extra unit at Tanfield fitted the bill perfectly.”
Peter I’Anson, partner at Ryden who handled the lease negotiations, added: “It was back in 2014 when we secured Zonal’s original lease at Tanfield and it is great to see the firm grow and expand.
“I was pleased to advise the firm on their property solution for the next few years and to secure the firm’s additional space requirement at Tanfield.
“The office development provides an exciting and accessible office base and developer Rockspring is always investing in the property to ensure it meets the demand of today’s occupier.  Most recently the common parts and external gardens at the building have been updated to reflect the calibre of occupiers at Tanfield.”
Zonal was represented by Ryden and DWF. FNZ was advised by Dougray Smith and Montagu Evans.
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