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 JC became official partners of Startup Summit, the UK’s leading startup business festival.
"Partnering with FutureX was an easy decision for JC as, like us, they’re forward-thinking, have an international mindset, and are passionate about helping businesses achieve sustainable growth.” - Andrew Holloway, Director and Head of Entrepreneurial Taxes, Johnston Carmichael
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 laying the right foundations for your business, raising investment, tax incentives and growing globally via the various events and masterclasses on offer.
As competition judges for the UK-wide Startup Summit competition, Johnston Carmichael has hosted the semi-finals at their Edinburgh office since 2017, and most recently via Zoom. 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 JC 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 of FutureX
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.
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, experience, and genuine enthusiasm for supporting entrepreneurs, which enables us to confidently promote and recommend them as official Startup Summit Gold Partners.