A business hub with benefits

For more than 30 years, Create has provided affordable business properties in Edinburgh and a supportive environment that helps its tenants thrive

Our Vision

Our vision is to create the most supportive and affordable environment in Edinburgh for business owners to achieve their ambitions.

Our tenants success is our success. We are proud to provide a space and community in which local and global businesses can grow.

Through continual investment in our site and services, and a commitment to sustainability, we are creating a better future for business owners and the world.

Our Team

Meet the dedicated people behind the Create business community

Create is run by a small, dynamic, close-knit team who share a wealth of knowledge and experience, with each person bringing their own expertise and skills to the table. The team are passionate about what they do and have a real dedication to running a successful organisation and growing a dynamic commercial property hub.

Sharron Stanton
Chief Executive
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Linda Fenwick
Business Liaison Officer
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The Board

As a Social Enterprise, with Local Enterprise Trust Status, Create is governed by a board of Directors. Our board members are:

Alan Herriot
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Susan Ireland
Business Pointer
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Vincent O’Donoghue
Chartered Surveyor (Retired)
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Our History

Create’s roots are deeply ingrained in the Craigmillar community in south-east Edinburgh.

Our striking Category B Listed building was once Niddrie Marischal Junior Secondary School, which first opened its doors in 1943.

In 1995, Craigmillar Opportunities Trust turned the school into a space for training local people in the skills needed for employment and a hub for local start-ups as part of a wider drive to stimulate economic growth and regeneration in the area.

In 2000, the Craigmillar Opportunities Trust changed its name to Create and three years later achieved Local Enterprise status.

Almost 30 years later, the original ethos of teaching and supporting local businesses that is etched into our building’s history continues.

What has changed is the scale and scope of Create. Today, we are home to many more businesses from small start-ups to large, long-established organisations, employing a great number of local people.

Get in touch

For advice, help or support, please complete the form on our contact page or use the details below

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