Edinburgh Institute

The Edinburgh Institute (EI) is dedicated to improving leadership and management through practice-based learning. Whether you are part of a global company, an SME or an individual learner, we aim to make you a better leader or manager.

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Our projects

Our project portfolio covers a wide range of interesting research topics and challenging commercial tasks.

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  • Executive Education
  • Bespoke Client Programmes
  • Academic Accreditation
  • Research & Consultancy
  • English as a Foreign Language

  • Campbell McWilliams
  • Edinburgh City Council
  • Select
    SELECT is the trade association for the electrical contracting industry in Scotland. With its foundation in 1900 as The Electrical Contractors' Association of Scotland, SELECT became the first trade association in the world to serve the electrical industry.
  • Scottish Enterprise
    Scottish Enterprise support the development of more globally competitive companies and Scotland’s growth sectors that have the biggest opportunity in global growth markets. Scottish Enterprise identify and exploit opportunities for Scotland's economic growth by: Supporting Scottish companies to...
  • Moray Council
  • NHS Lothian
    NHS Lothian provides a comprehensive range of primary, community-based and acute hospital services for the second largest residential population in Scotland - circa 800,000 people.
  • Scottish Police College
    The Scottish Police College is a centre of learning excellence providing formally recognised courses and programmes.
  • Scotrail
    ScotRail operates 95% of passenger train services in Scotland, linking the cities of Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dundee, Aberdeen and Inverness as well as the Caledonian Sleeper overnight service to and from London, and the picturesque routes of Fort William, Mallaig, Oban, Kyle and Wick
  • Dundee Council
  • Perth and Kinross Council
    Perth and Kinross Council is the local government council for the Perth and Kinross council area of Scotland. It employs nearly 5000 employees.
  • Peter Vardy Motors
    Peter Vardy Limited is a modern company with a fresh approach for the 21st century but built on firm foundations stretching back more than 80 years. The Vardy name is one of the best known in the motor industry having been established by Reg Vardy in 1923 and grown by his son Sir Peter Vardy into...
  • Business Stream
    Business Stream offers innovative solutions to cover water and waste water management needs. They are Scotland's leading business water supplier, proudly providing over 93,000 customers with their water supply and waste water services.
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Our Collaborators

We are proud of our many collaborations with a wide variety of public and private groups.

Destination Leaders Programme

Executive Certificate for Tourism Professionals

We present the UK's first Destination Leadership Programme starting in October 2013.

In this unique opportunity to build a new leadership model for Scottish tourism, participants will play an active role in helping position Edinburgh and St Andrews as world leading tourism destinations.