Media Release: Stripe appointed by The EDI Group


LEADING communications agency, Stripe Communications, has been appointed by The EDI Group Ltd following a five-way competitive pitch in early summer.

The award-winning consultancy will manage all B2B communications and stakeholder activity as part of a five-figure retainer contract for EDI, a property development and investment business owned by the City of Edinburgh Council.

EDI has a number of the city’s most ambitious projects within its portfolio, including the redevelopment and regeneration of Craigmillar, Fountainbridge and Granton Waterfront.

Eric Adair, operations and finance director at EDI, said: “Stripe’s enthusiasm and creativity made it stand out from the crowd in the pitch stages and we are very pleased to be working with the corporate team on some of Edinburgh’s most exciting developments.”

Morna McLelland, managing director at Stripe, added: “With so many innovative and exciting projects underway for Edinburgh, such as the recently launched partnership with Carlton Hotels to deliver a four star design hotel at Market St, the corporate team is looking forward to supporting with the profile raising and community development activity.”

The account will be serviced by Stripe’s corporate team and will be headed up by Kate Forster, associate director.

Stripe Corporate was launched in 2014 with a view to shaking up the corporate communications market. The division offers a comprehensive suite of corporate communications services including communications strategy, corporate reputation management, B2B and trade PR, digital and social strategy management, issues and crisis management.

Working with big brands including ScottishPower B2B, Saxton Bampfylde, C&C Brands and Buccleuch Property, Stripe Corporate delivers bold thinking with an entrepreneurial spirit and creative approach.


About Stripe Communications

Stripe is a communications agency based in Edinburgh, Glasgow and London delivering strategic online and offline activity including PR, experiential and social.

Our clients include: A.G. Barr, IRN-BRU, Magners, Burn Stewart, Strathmore Water, John Lewis, ScottishPower, The Scottish Government, Stewart Milne Homes, The Kitchin and VELUX.

About EDI Group

The EDI Group Ltd ( is a property development and investment business. It is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the City of Edinburgh Council. The company’s vision is to build Edinburgh’s world status as an aspirational place to live and breathe by maximising the positive impact of land and buildings. It aims to create inspirational spaces for workers, residents and global visitors.

Since its inception in 1988, EDI, alongside its joint venture partners, has delivered many award-winning projects, such as The Tron and Edinburgh Park. The company has also won a number of masterplanning and architecture awards and commendations for projects including the Greendykes and Wauchope Square areas of Craigmillar and the regeneration of Fountainbridge. This demonstrates EDI’s reputation for innovative and high-quality developments.

The business also has interests in a number of core long-term regeneration projects in Edinburgh including Craigmillar, the Granton Waterfront development and India Quay/Fountainbridge.

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Contact: Morna McLelland