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Johnston Carmichael expands with key partner hire

Ewen FlemingJohnston Carmichael, the independent Scottish firm of chartered accountants and business advisers, has strengthened its financial services advisory team with a key strategic hire.

Ewen Fleming joins as partner following a long career in financial services covering retail banking, wealth management and business consulting.  His appointment is part of an ambitious plan to expand Johnston Carmichael’s capability in the financial services industry.

Prior to joining Johnston Carmichael, Mr Fleming was a partner at Grant Thornton and leader of the firm’s financial services practice. He began his career at Royal Bank of Scotland where he occupied senior roles in risk, strategy, and distribution & operations for the bank’s retail, SME and wealth divisions. From there, he moved to Santander UK where he established its premium banking business before becoming a business consultant to the financial services sector.

Mr Fleming will help to build Johnston Carmichael’s financial services team which led the independent review of ten proposed Royal Bank of Scotland branch closures last year.

Sandy Manson, chief executive of Johnston Carmichael, said: “This move is all part of our ambitious strategy of expanding the range of services we can offer our growing client base.”

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