Scotland’s largest independent accountancy and business advisory firm has extended its reach by opening a hub in Dundee.
Johnston Carmichael’s new office will provide bespoke services to Dundee’s growing commercial base.
The office will be based in the Dundee One building and Sir Pete Downes, former principal and vice-chancellor of the University of Dundee, has been appointed as a senior adviser to support the expansion.
He said: “Johnston Carmichael is a highly ambitious firm with the experience and knowledge to help Dundee’s businesses to achieve their growth plans.
“I am pleased to be working in partnership with Johnston Carmichael as it seeks to harness the collective strength of the city and create a community that will generate economic opportunities for all.”
The Dundee base brings the number of offices operated by the firm to 12. The company employs more than 750 staff and partners across Scotland, including its practices in Forfar and Perth.
Andrew Walker, board member and partner at Johnston Carmichael, who has led the establishment of the office, said: “Dundee has an extraordinary technology community spanning gaming, life sciences and manufacturing with an exciting academia producing dynamic spin outs.
“Opening in Dundee is a very important and symbolic milestone in our firm’s growth and development.
“We have long harboured ambitions to build a strong presence in one of Scotland’s largest and most ambitious cities.
“We will be using our expertise and deep knowledge of the technology sector to support the city’s businesses at all stages of their growth journey from start-ups to scale-ups, helping them to prosper and progress.”