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Johnston Carmichael appoints new Inverurie office head

Accounting firm Johnston Carmichael, has appointed Emma Waterman as office head at its Inverurie office, replacing managing partner Jim Porter, who is set to retire.

Waterman said: “I’m proud to take on Jim’s mantle, working alongside business advisory partner Graham Leith, as we continue to support our customer base.

“Jim is well known in the local market, and we’ll miss his character in the office – as well as
his support on the Kiltwalk, which he’s taken part in along with a number of colleagues in the
years since the first event took place in Aberdeen, most recently taking part in the 2019
Mighty Stride.”

Sandy Manson, chief executive of Johnston Carmichael, added: “As our firm grows, it’s vital
for our long term success that we have a strong succession plan in place. Jim has played an
important part in building our thriving Inverurie practice and now is the time to pass the baton
to a very strong leadership team with Emma at the helm.

“The prospects for our Inverurie practice are excellent because we are better geared than
ever to help and support local businesses grow and succeed. We thank Jim for his 25 year
tenure and wish him well in his retirement.”

The Inverurie office, has seen a 50% increase in turnover over the last 10 years and its employee group has risen in line with 65 staff members.

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