Johnston Carmichael



Adam Hardie: Innovation and diversification key to retaining new food and drink customers

Adam Hardie, head of food and drink at Johnston Carmichael, considers the challenges as the food and drink sector returns to "normal".

Published 17 September 2020

Richard Bathgate: Restructuring doesn’t need to mean the end of your business – in fact, it could save it

Richard Bathgate, restructuring partner at Johnston Carmichael, discusses the potential benefits of restructuring your business. 

Published 31 August 2020

ICAS recognition for Johnston Carmichael's rising stars

Eight young chartered accountants from accountancy and business advisory firm Johnston Carmichael have been recognised by ICAS as top performers in the industry.

Published 27 August 2020

Alan Hamilton: Businesses urged to review future funding as Government initiatives unwind

Alan Hamilton, corporate finance director at Johnston Carmichael, has called on businesses to review their funding requirements ahead of a “perfect storm” of liquidity challenges, as government support for businesses adversely impacted by COVID-19 starts to unwind.

Published 24 August 2020

Matt Henderson: Business resilience – the antidote for COVID-19

Matt Henderson, restructuring partner at Johnston Carmichael, reflects on the speculation of imminent corporate failures in the UK stemming from the coronavirus pandemic. 

Published 17 August 2020

Gordon MacLure: HMRC preferential creditor status restored – what this means for liquidations and administrations

Gordon MacLure, restructuring partner at Johnston Carmichael, details the steps businesses can take now to get some breathing space as the HMRC's preferential creditor status has now been restored.

Published 5 August 2020

Johnston Carmichael: The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 now in effect

Members of Johnston Carmichael's restructuring team have published a commentary on the introduction of the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020, which came into force on June 26 bringing new measures to provide extra support to businesses in financial difficulty due to COVID-19. The introduction of the act is the biggest change in corporate insolvenc

Published 29 June 2020

Johnston Carmichael: Scottish local food economy enjoys significant surge

Scotland’s local food economy is enjoying an unprecedented boost as consumers seek alternatives to the supermarkets, focusing on home delivery and convenience retail amid wellbeing concerns, according to a senior food and drink expert from Johnston Carmichael.

Published 22 May 2020

Keep Calm and Carry On – an ETN/CIOT webinar

The COVID-19 pandemic has temporarily brought a halt to the Edinburgh Tax Network’s regular in-person lunchtime seminars. However, with the support of Terra Firma Chambers and the Chartered Institute of Taxation, the talks will continue and be presented using a virtual format.

Published 19 May 2020

Johnston Carmichael appointed joint nominees for CVA by David Urquhart Group

Donald McNaught and Matt Henderson of Johnston Carmichael have been appointed joint nominees for a proposed company voluntary arrangement (CVA) on behalf of three companies in the David Urquhart Group; David Urquhart (Travel) Limited, David Urquhart Transport Limited and Hart Hotels Limited.

Published 15 May 2020

Stewart Pennington: Scottish food and drink businesses must review the menu of rescue options to avert closure for good

Stewart Pennington, partner at Johnston Carmichael, has urged Scottish food and drink businesses to review suitable options to avoid closing for good amid the coronavirus pandemic. 

Published 15 May 2020

Scottish insolvency teams brace for aftermath of corona crisis

Insolvency practitioners across Scotland are preparing for an upsurge of insolvencies stemming from the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic which is likely to accelerate the demise of companies that were struggling in any event.

Published 4 May 2020

Jonathan Young: Coronavirus - why you shouldn't run from negative returns

Jonathan Young, a member of Johnston Carmichael's financial planner support team, discusses why investors shouldn't run from negative returns during the coronavirus outbreak.  Whilst the impact of the coronavirus crisis (COVID-19) is s

Published 21 April 2020

Robin Dandie: Rural businesses feel pain of the crisis

Robin Dandie, partner and head of rural at Johnston Carmichael, discusses the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on farming and rural businesses.

Published 20 April 2020

In Pictures: Johnston Carmichael's dress-up Friday

As hoards of the nation's workforce settles into the new routine of working from home, Johnston Carmichael employees have participated in the Dress Up Friday movement. 

Published 30 March 2020