We truly get to know our clients' businesses
As the largest independent firm of Chartered Accountants and Business Advisers in Scotland with over 75 years experience, Johnston Carmichael recognise that what our clients think about the service we provide and the valuable knowledge we share is of vital importance.
Here is just a small selection of testimonials we have recently received.
"Johnston Carmichael have been our advisers for many years and they deal with our affairs in a highly professional and efficient manner. They are always up-front with us about fees and they take a real interest in our business and present information and solutions to us in a way that is easily understood. They provide us with several key points of contact so there is always someone available to help us with our queries."
Ross Baxter, FD of Harbro
“Our move to Johnston Carmichael has proved to be one of the best things we have ever decided to do. Finally our accounts are understandable and we can see where we are going with the company.”
Andrew Gowland, MGA Academy of Performing Arts
"Johnston Carmichael's report and recommendations add value by highlighting particular issues and how we can address them - this is really valuable to our management team because sometimes we get too close to the business."
John Hawco, Group Managing Director, Hawco and Sons Ltd
"Using Johnston Carmichael for cross-border VAT compliance work was a calculated risk because only the big-4 firms have been used by INEOS in the past. This has paid off - I find the service to be at least equal to big 4 firm competitors. You would expect Johnston Carmichael's edge to be the fact that it can be competitive to the big 4 on fees. I can now say from experience that Johnston Carmichael can also be very competitve on quality".
Steve Dixon, Global Head of VAT, Ineos Group
"Johnston Carmichael were a really big help to us in our move to becoming a limited company over a year ago."
Madge Lovie, Director, Lovie Construction Ltd
"We moved to Johnston Carmichael because we felt we had lost the relationship with our then accountants. They are responsive, and in the business of buying and selling boats, a fast and informed response on tax implications is critical."
John Watt, Managing Director, Macduff Shipyards Ltd
"In the course of their audit work for us, one of their recommendations was that we needed to improve the quality of information supplied to them, which would ultimately mean a reduction in fees. How many firms would tell you that?"
Maitland Mackie CBE, Chairman, Mackie’s Ice Cream
"One of the things I like best about the service is that I have a single point of contact, one of the Partners, from whom I can get access to help and advice on a wide range of areas."
Robbie MacKay, Group Chairman, R & M Engineering
"The service is pro-active covering all aspects of a very 'live' family office requirement dealing with issues such as IHT planning, VAT, general tax planning, accounts preperation and audit. The vital ingredient is regular face to face dialogue which ensures a good flow of practical tax and business planning ideas, which not only benefits family business interests but is tailored to the unique requirements of every family member".
David F Sutherland CBE CA, Chief Executive, Tulloch Homes Group Ltd
"There is enormous peace of mind in having them as our professional advisers. We can get on with running our business without having to worry about whether the company or our personal financial matters are being managed effectively."
James N Walker CBE, Director, Walkers Shortbread
"We like being able to deal with one person but also appreciate having access to other staff."
Robert Baird, Baird's Pharmacy