Partner case study

Working with Johnston Carmichael

How Johnston Carmichael and Startup Summit work together to accelerate growing businesses

Knowing where to go for trusted advice is worth its weight in gold. Entrepreneurs and scaling businesses need to know that they have access to the best in class advice, guidance and support.

Johnston Carmichael acts for over 16,000 businesses representing Scotland’s largest independent firm of Chartered Accountants and Business Advisers. In 2017 Johnston Carmichael became Official Partners of Startup Summit, the UK’s leading startup business festival.

The dynamic partnership has enabled Startup Summit to support over 5,000 businesses since 2017. Each year we match Johnston Carmichael’s team of advisors with a host of fast-growing and ambitious businesses looking to move to the next level. 

Learn, Share & Grow Together: empowering high-growth entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs and growing businesses have a lot on their plate and have to learn fast if they are going to outperform their competitors. Startup Summit provides a high-profile platform for advisors and experts from Johnston Carmichael to showcase where they add value and demonstrate their expertise in entrepreneurial growth. 

Startup Summit matches attendees with expert workshops, panel discussions and drop-in sessions delivered by Official Partners like Johnston Carmichael. Attendees have the opportunity to learn about raising investment, accounting for growth and tax throughout the interactive workshops, interviews and panel discussions. 

As competition judges for the UK-wide Startup Summit competition, Johnston Carmichael has hosted the semi-finals at their Edinburgh office since 2017. The competition attracts some of the most innovative and exciting new companies in the country, with past finalists going on to raise over £50M investment. 

Senior leaders from Johnston Carmichael help judge the competition, dig into the businesses and provide expertise and insight on pitching, growing and investment readiness. 

Reaching entrepreneurs in every region of the Country

“Startup Summit is far more than just one or two days. The festival campaign starts months before and targets entrepreneurial businesses across the UK through digital, TV and print media. The festival officially ends weeks after the conference with follow ups and engagement the key focus.” 
Bruce Walker, CEO & Co-founder of FutureX

As Gold Partners, Johnston Carmichael is strategically positioned across all our digital platforms and assets, benefiting from 50,000 website visitors and 2,500,000 social media impressions. 

Startup Summit has established high-profile Media Partnerships in TV, Print and Digital, allowing us to feature Johnston Carmichael in over 40 press articles, reaching 6,000,000+ people. From thought-leadership, customer case studies and social media campaigns, we utilise all forms of media to amplify and promote the work of our partner organisations.

 “Partnering with FutureX was an easy decision for Johnston Carmichael as, like us, they’re forward-thinking, socially conscious and have an international mindset.”
Andrew Holloway, Director and Head of Entrepreneurial Taxes, Johnston Carmichael.

Flexible, Trustworthy and Transparent: foundations for growth

Over the last 4 years the partnership between Johnston Carmichael and Startup Summit has continuously grown and evolved. We have built a strong and trusted relationship between our teams, founded on trust, transparency and flexibility. 

As proud clients of Johnston Carmichael ourselves, we know first hand their value and experience, which enables us to confidently promote and recommend them as Official Startup Summit Gold Partners.

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