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Johnston Carmichael Elgin reports ‘strong’ growth in 2019

Business advisory and accountancy firm, Johnston Carmichael, is celebrating the 25th anniversary of its Elgin office with the addition of 34 new employees in just 18 months, and its strongest results in recent years.

Johnston Carmichael is the largest professional services employer in Moray, where 140 people now work out of its offices on South Street, after a successful recruitment programme expanded the team by more than 30%.

The firm’s recruitment of 34 new employees since January 2018, is part of a concerted drive to offer the most comprehensive service lines for businesses of all shapes and sizes across the North East.

It said the expansion is a “direct result” of a period of sustained growth and new business wins across the region. Johnston Carmichael is also working with many smaller and embryonic companies, which are benefiting from the firm’s start-up expertise and connections across Scotland.

The firm recently promoted Lynne Walker and Nicola Horsburgh to partners in the Elgin office, and is actively recruiting for more “sharp” minds to join its team.

Craig MacPherson, office managing partner, said: “Johnston Carmichael moved into Commerce House in 1994 with a small team of people and I’m very proud that our headcount has increased by 100 – some of whom have more than 40 years of service in the business.

“We offer the most comprehensive business advisory and accountancy advice in Moray, working with businesses of all scales, to deliver support that enables companies to do what they do best. Our recent recruitment drive means we have the expertise and experience to help businesses in every sector and of every size.”

Scott Dunbar, business advisory partner, Johnston Carmichael, added: “Moray is expanding with an upgrade to RAF Lossiemouth and the recently announced City Deal expected to lead to a further influx of people, which will benefit the local economy and provide many opportunities for existing and new businesses.

“We will continue to make investments into our people, operations and services to continue to provide market-leading experience and advice for local business of all shapes and sizes.”

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