Scottish advisory firm Johnston Carmichael has announced eight key appointments, strengthening its senior team. The promotions, consisting of four new Partners and four new Directors, are part of the firm’s growth and succession planning strategy.
Johnston Carmichael is an in 1936 in Scotland founded independent firm of Chartered Accountants and Business Advisors that operates throughout Scotland in 13 key industry sectors. The advisory has a staff of more than 630, working from its 11 locations in Scotland, and is one of the largest firms of the country. Johnston Carmichael is member of the global accounting network PKF International*.
In line with its growth ambition the firm recently promoted eight employees, of which four to Partner, bringing the total number of partners up to 56, and four to Director.
An overview of the promotions:
Peter Innes, who joined the firm in 2004, has been promoted General Practice Partner in Johnston Carmichael’s Stirling office. Innes leads the Stirling office and manages a portfolio of clients in family tax planning, agriculture and leisure, and rural businesses.
Hugh Boyle has been with the firm since 2014 and leads the firm’s Hospitality and Tourism offering from the Glasgow office. Boyle provides its clients audit and assurance services with a particular expertise in assisting clients in raising money for expansion.
Graham Leith has worked for Johnston Carmichael for almost 17 years, joining the firm in 1998. Leith works from the firm’s Inverurie office and deals with sole traders, partnerships and limited companies. He has a particular expertise in advising the agricultural industry.
Neil Steven joined Johnston Carmichael’s General Practice in 2006 and provides his clients, consisting of family owned businesses operating as sole traders, partnerships, mixed partnerships, companies and trusts, accounting, tax and business advisory services.
Michael Murray has been with the firm since 2013 and has been made Director Capital Allowances in the firm’s Edinburgh office. Murray works to proactively maximise his clients’ capital allowances position on property acquisitions and disposals, new builds, refurbishment and fitting out projects.
Gillian Hadden joined Johnston Carmichael in 2004 in the Glasgow office. Hadden advises owner managed businesses on many tax planning issues, with a specialisation in, among others, capital allowances calculations, company reorganisations and restructuring and corporate tax returns.
James Thompson joined the firm almost five years ago as an Associate Director in Corporate Finance in 2010. Thompson works in the firm’s Edinburgh office and deals with owner managed businesses in a wide range of sectors including food and drink, healthcare, manufacturing, and recruitment.
Stewart Pennington has been with the firm since 2007, joining as Accounts Supervisor. In 2011 he was promoted to Client Relationship Manager and in 2013 to Senior Client Relationship Manager. In addition to being promoted to Director, he was also recently named Deputy Head of Food and Drink.
Commenting on the eight promotions, Sandy Manson, Chief Executive of Johnston Carmichael, says: “At Johnston Carmichael we place great emphasis on the career development of our people, and therefore creating many opportunities for them to grow and prosper in all parts of our business is high on our agenda. I am delighted to announce this round of senior appointments, which reflect the strength of the team of emerging leaders that we have right across the firm. I am confident that each of our new partners and directors will continue to make a major contribution to the growth and development of our business by providing exceptional service to our clients and further developing the talented and engaged people in our team who deliver that service.”
* PKF International is an in 1969 founded global accounting and advisory network, headquartered in the UK. The network covers 440 cities, in 150 countries across 5 continents and recently expanded its presence in South Africa.