edeta-buildingEdinburgh & District Employers’ Training Association Limited was set up in 1966 and was located at Dock Street, Leith. EDETA as it became known, then moved to Kinnaird Park in January 2002. It is a Limited Company with charitable status under the Companies Acts, 1948 to 1967.

Brian Thorpe The Chief Executive Officer is responsible to a Board of Directors appointed from member companies of the Association. Board members meet regularly to discuss how the Association should develop to meet the current training requirements. For information regarding Membership, please contact the Chief Executive Officer.

Many years of training experience have enabled EDETA staff to acquire in-depth knowledge regarding the effective design and deliver of training programmes and courses ranging from Modern Apprenticeships in Engineering, Information Technology, Administration and Team Leadership it also delivers a wide variety of Health and Safety Training.

EDETA trainers attend seminars and courses to attain accreditation to deliver the training currently in demand. The design and delivery of our programmes are continually updated to incorporate any regulatory changes.

In addition to our scheduled training courses we offer the option of delivering specially adapted courses to meet the needs of individual companies. After agreeing the objectives for the course, our training staff will design and present the course of your choice to meet the individual requirements within your organisation. The course can then be delivered in Company or at our Training Centre. For further information on our courses please contact us on 0131 454 4840.

The Training Centre is located in Fleming House at Kinnaird Park. The spacious premises consist of well-equipped lecture rooms. Our lecture rooms can accommodate up to 20 people per room. Arrangements can be made for the hire of our facilities for seminars and conferences. Coffee, tea and snacks are served in our large coffee lounge.


  • Mr Alan Hook (Chairman)
    Bruntons Aero Products Ltd
  • Mr Brian Thorpe
    Company Secretary/Chief Executive
  • Mr Norman Lee (Treasurer)
    National Health Service Lothian
  • Mr Ian Alton
    Veolia Water
  • Mr Ian Hay
    Mactaggart Scott                                   
  • Mr Andrew Haston
    Heriott Watt
  • Ms Michelle Quinn
    Almond Engineering



  • brianBrian Thorpe
  • brianRichard Kilanowski
    Training Officer
  • Chris Scott
    Training Officer
  • George MeharryG Meharry
    Training Manager
  • brianLinda Mitchell
    Senior Administrator
  • sqms
  • semta

    • SDS Logo Master web colour 79px
    • iosh
    • rehis
    • spa

  • qa logo