Johnston Carmichael focuses on the rural economy

JOHNSTON Carmichael has assembled a new team of experts to provide clients with comprehensive advice on all aspects of the rapidly changing rural sector.

The rural team, which brings together the company’s agriculture and land specialists, will be led by Jenn Stewart, who, as head of the company’s Dundee office, works with a wide range of rural businesses.

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She will also benefit from the extensive experience of tax expert Alex Docherty and agronomists Robin Dandie and Jane Mitchell.

The countryside faces a changing landscape, especially following Brexit. The new team will help support farmers and landowners in their adaptation to the new environment and maximize the opportunities arising from the emerging economic recovery.

Jenn Stewart said: “The changing nature of the rural economy, which now includes a wide range of activities from agriculture to tourism and renewable energy, presents a multitude of opportunities for our customers. Rural businesses are also adjusting to a very different landscape after Brexit.

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“However, in our increasingly digital world, it is imperative that agribusinesses understand the role that technology can play in helping to improve efficiency and, therefore, profitability. With in-depth knowledge and experience of the sector, our new rural team is well placed to ensure our clients have access to the best advice on new technologies and their integration into their growth plans.

The creation of the new team is part of an overhaul and broader strengthening of the firm’s sector orientation. The changes include the appointment of a number of new area leaders as well as the merger and rebranding of some of the existing industry specialist teams, including the addition of the company’s fisheries specialists to its catering team.

Johnston Carmichael’s President, Customer Service Officer and Partner, Sandy Manson, added, “We have always demonstrated real strength and depth in our knowledge of the key sectors that underpin and drive our economy. However, as the economy and market evolve, so too must and our reshaped sector approach means that we will be able to bring an ever more focused and insightful approach to how we deploy our considerable sector expertise to the benefit of our clients in building successful and sustainable businesses. ”

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