Johnston Carmichael announces four additions to its leadership team

LtoR - Stewart Pennington, Emma Waterman, Suzanne Brownie, Ewan Bolt

Johnston Carmichael, Scotland’s largest independent accountancy and business advisory firm, has expanded its leadership team with four new promotions as part of its continued strategy to attract and retain the best talent from across the industry.

Emma Waterman, who heads up the firm’s Inverurie office, and Stewart Pennington, who is based in Edinburgh and plays a leading role in the food and drink team have both been promoted to the position of partner, effective from 1 December.

Ewan Bolt from the Inverness office who heads up the firm’s digital solutions team has been promoted to director along with Suzanne Brownie, based in Edinburgh, who leads the transaction taxes team and has responsibility for a portfolio of entrepreneurial businesses.

Andrew Walker, chief executive at Johnston Carmichael, said: “Our people are central to everything we do and we are completely committed to retaining and nurturing the very best talent from across the industry.

“Each of the newly promoted partners and directors are making a significant contribution to our business and demonstrate the firm’s core values on a daily basis. I have every faith that our new partners and directors will be key to the ongoing success of our business as we continue to grow and develop our range of services to meet the evolving needs of our clients.

“This December saw over 40 of our people promoted across a range of offices and business lines, taking our total promotions for the year to more than 90. All of these promotions are very well deserved and will help drive the business forward, maintaining the highest level of client service.”

Johnston Carmichael has 13 offices across the UK, including the recently opened London, and Dundee offices. The promotions bring the total number of partners at Johnston Carmichael to 63.

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