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Johnston Carmichael expands London operation

The strategic expansion will be led by Ewen Fleming, financial services partner, who joined the firm in 2019

Johnston Carmichael has expanded its operation in London by securing a new office in the heart of the City, two years after opening its first site in the capital. 

The move follows a series of “significant” business wins, with the firm adding that the new office will help to support its continued growth.

It said that the new 50 sq m hub is a “direct result of a period of sustained new client work”, including a recent merger support of two US insurance companies, as well as the mobilisation of a multi-million pound digital programme in the banking sector.

The strategic expansion will be led by Ewen Fleming, financial services partner, who joined the firm in 2019 and has over 30 years’ experience in financial services in both industry and advisory roles. 

Fleming is based between the new office, located in the City’s Birchin Court, and the firm’s large Edinburgh premises on the capital’s Melville Street.   

He said: “The expansion of our London office has the potential to be a real game changer for our operation in the City. The new premises will support ongoing growth and our presence here brings us closer to many important clients based in England and Wales.

“Our larger office premises will also support the attraction of more talent to the firm and allow us to host clients at our office in the heart of the Square Mile.”

The London office has also bolstered its financial services offering with the appointment of Guy Broad and Mehvish Ali.

Broad has over 16 years’ experience in financial services and has held a range of diverse roles both in the UK and abroad. He is a delivery focused programme manager, particularly within the regulatory environment, and has worked in banking, investment management, insurance and professional services. 

Meanwhile, Ali recently joined as a senior consultant and is focused on large scale complex change and deal support projects in the insurance and banking sectors.

Fleming said: “Guy and Mehvish have really strengthened our offerings in these areas, and we are looking to expand the team further in the coming months.” 

The London office is among 13 locations operated by Johnston Carmichael across the UK. 

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