SCOTLAND’S largest firm of chartered accountants, which has an office in Forfar, has been listed in The Sunday Times’ top 100 of “best companies to work for 2012”
Johnston Carmichael made its debut in the listing at number 92 in this the 12th annual publication of Britain’s most dynamic and engaging workplaces, and is one of only seven Scottish companies listed.
More than 1,000 businesses registered to take part in the four contests to find the best employers in the country, The categories were the 100 Best Companies to Work For; the 25 Best Big Companies to Work For; the 100 Best Small Companies to Work For and the 100 Best Not-For-Profit Organisations to Work For.
Louise Peters, a director in Johnston Carmichael’s Forfar office, attended the London awards ceremony, along with the firm’s CEO, Sandy Manson.
Louise commented on the firm’s impressive achievement saying: “We were absolutely delighted to be named in the Top 100 places to work and it was an honour to be chosen to represent the firm at the awards ceremony. Johnston Carmichael’s Forfar office is a very tight knit team and this award is a fantastic recognition of our team work.”
Johnston Carmichael’s CEO Sandy Manson said: “As a firm which is strongly focused on its people we are absolutely delighted to have made the 100 Best Companies list. This is a prestigious and highly credible accreditation which highlights our commitment to being an employer of choice. While we recognise there is much more to be done in terms of people engagement, making the list has been a fantastic achievement and a real team effort. This is certainly one which we aim to build upon going forward.”
Johnston Carmichael is Scotland’s largest firm of independent chartered accountants and business advisers and is recognised as one of the Top 25 accounting firms in the UK. Founded in 1936 the firm now has ten offices throughout Scotland. As well as this latest accolade the firm was the winner of the Scottish Accountancy Awards Scottish Firm of the Year in 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011. The firm believes in a dynamic workplace in which employees can thrive. It has spent almost £3.5m annually on development, averaging out at £7,500 on each staff member.