Firm maps out future in Midlothian

Edinburgh Technopole park Manager Judith Sanderson
Edinburgh Technopole park Manager Judith Sanderson

TomTom, a global leader in navigation and mapping, has relocated a major part of its operation to the Edinburgh Technopole in Midlothian.

The company has decided to rent a floor of the Fleming Building at the Bush Estate science park for approximately 24 of the team responsible for upgrading and design of software for the firm.

Judith Sanderson, Edinburgh Technopole park manager, said: “We are delighted to have attracted a company the size of TomTom to Technopole.

“We have worked very hard over the years to make sure our infrastructure and support network is amongst the best in the country and is able to support the kind of hi-tech, high-skilled jobs Midlothian has become known for.

“As part of the BEST 
Network, the UK’s largest virtual cluster of privately- owned science parks with sites across Scotland and England, TomTom will also have access to unbeatable support and the opportunity to do business with a 
huge variety of businesses spread across the country and we are delighted to welcome them to Edinburgh Technopole.”

Joe Dixon, vice-president of advanced development at TomTom UK, added: “We were attracted to Technopole not just because of the fantastic location but also its reputation for providing a first-class infrastructure and support that a business like ours needs.

“The staff based at Edinburgh Technopole will be working to ensure that TomTom remains at the cutting edge of software innovation and data management to ensure that our products and services maintain their world-class reputation and we look forward to working with Technopole and the other BEST Network sites and companies to make that a reality.”

TomTom is a Dutch company established in 1991. The BEST Network is the largest privately-owned portfolio of science and technology parks in the UK.