Scotland’s largest independent accountancy and business advisory firm Johnston Carmichael has opened its new office in Dundee, the firm’s 12th office in Scotland.
Alongside its work in healthcare, its team will support businesses from its other key sectors including food and drink and agriculture as it harnesses technology to boost operations and growth.
Alongside being voted as the best place to live in Scotland, Dundee’s digital technology sector was worth over £200m to the economy in 2017 and supported over 2,500 jobs, according to the Tech Nation 2018 report.
Downes said: “Johnston Carmichael is a highly ambitious firm with the experience and knowledge to help Dundee’s businesses to achieve their growth plans. We now have a world class attraction in the form of the V&A, but this is just the start of the journey for Dundee.
“I am pleased to be working in partnership with Johnston Carmichael as it seeks to harness the collective strength of the city and create a community that will generate economic opportunities for all.”
Andrew Walker, board member and partner at Johnston Carmichael, added: “Dundee has an extraordinary technology community spanning gaming, life sciences and manufacturing with an exciting academia producing dynamic spin outs.
“Opening in Dundee is a very important and symbolic milestone in our firm’s growth and development we have long harboured ambitions to build a strong presence in one of Scotland’s largest and most ambitious cities.”