screen-shot-2016-11-25-at-15-19-16 The Creative Exchange, Edinburgh

Mr Galloway adds “Edinburgh has a great tradition of being open to the world, we have great relationships with cities through the world, in Europe, North America and China.”

As for scooping the Great British Entrepreneur Awards city prize, Cllr Gavin Barrie, Economy Convener, said: “I’m delighted that Edinburgh has won yet another top business award, this time being recognised as a key centre for entrepreneurship. . . The strongest community of Angel Investors and venture capitalists per head of population in Europe, is also located in Edinburgh, while Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce spearheads Scotland’s most comprehensive mentor matching programme.”