LEADING business advisory and accountancy firm Johnston Carmichael has strengthened its leadership team with two senior promotions in its Business Advisory team.
Jenn Stewart, who is Head of the firm’s Dundee office, joins Johnston Carmichael’s partner group and Elspeth Jamieson, based in Edinburgh, becomes director.
Their elevation is part of the firm’s ambitious growth plans and reflects its commitment to developing its own leaders. This year, the business has promoted 70 people as it seeks to ‘grow its own’ across all levels and areas.
Andrew Walker, CEO, Johnston Carmichael, said: “I’d like to congratulate Jenn and Elspeth on their well-deserved promotions, which recognise the significant contribution they have made to the business. Supporting and developing the next generation of leaders is central to our growth ambitions and defines who we are as a firm.”
“It gives me great pride that we have promoted 70 people to date this year. Their commitment and passion are key to delivering the high-quality client services for which we are renowned in the marketplace.”
Jenn Stewart joined Johnston Carmichael in 2019 to launch and lead its team in Dundee. Brought up and still involved in a farming family business, she has considerable experience of rural business and was appointed as the firm’s Head of Rural and Landed Estates in 2021. She recently completed the Worshipful Company of Farmers’ Advanced Course in Agricultural Business Management at the Royal Agricultural University in order to develop further her leadership skills. In addition to her Office and Sector Head roles, Jenn is also a member of Johnston Carmichael’s People and Culture Forum, leading the CSR subgroup.
Elspeth Jamieson joined the business in 2016 and was integral to developing its cloud accounting service offering to help clients drive efficiencies. She has since transitioned into managing a variety of client relationships, collaborating with specialists across the business to deliver advisory work whilst continuing to secure compliance. Elspeth recently joined the firm’s specialist Hospitality & Tourism sector team, while also advising clients across a range of other sectors including technology, food and drink, professional services, and construction and property.
Johnston Carmichael has 13 offices across the UK.