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UK’s Fastest Growing Food Compliance Specialist Capitalises on Competitive Lease Terms in West Edinburgh

​Edinburgh, 03 April 2015 – Owing to significant growth the Acoura group has aquired new office space in the west of Edinburgh, capitalising on competitive lease terms in the area.

The firm, which certifies farms, food processors and food related companies on behalf of a range of businesses and public sector bodies, has signed a seven year lease agreement with landlord Prudential Assurance Company Ltd for 4,854 sq. ft. office space at 6 Redheughs Rigg, South Gyle. The deal, which was agreed at an undisclosed rental price, includes the use of 14 car parking spaces.

Acoura is the UK’s fastest growing provider of risk services for the food and drink supply chain. Operating in 28 countries throughout the world, the firm offers certification and advisory services, training and innovative online solutions tailored to meet specific customer needs. Offering practical, cost-effective services, their customers include Quality Meat Scotland, Red Tractor, JD Wetherspoon and Marine Harvest.

6 Redeughs Rigg offers recenty refurbished open plan office accommodation arranged over three floors, with a central atrium providing generous natural lighting. Conveniently located at the core of west Edinburgh’s business community, the offices benefit from excellent transport links to Edinburgh, the central belt and further afield by road and rail. Edinburgh Airport is just a short drive away and the city’s tram network serves the area from Edinburgh Park and the Gyle Centre.

JLL acted on behalf of Acoura. Prudential Assurance were represented by Savills and CBRE.

Craig Watson, Director for JLL in Scotland, said: “The dynamic for letting activity in west Edinburgh remains strong, with occupiers considering peripheral and traditional business park locations in the absence of larger city centre supply. There is a wide range of choice for occupiers in the area, particularly outwith Edinburgh Park, and Acoura have capitlaised on this opportunity to secure competitive lease terms in order to improve the working environment for their staff and in turn secure their future growth plans.”

Paul Egan, Chairman of Acoura, said: “The move has already been positive, with our staff much better able to interact and work together to help our customers. The extra space also ensures we have a modern base in the capital which has room for us to further strengthen our team in the coming years.”