From regional to national: growing an entrepreneurial firm in Scotland

Speaker: Sandy Manson, CEO, Johnston Carmichael 

Chair: Sandy Kennedy, Chief Executive, Entrepreneurial Scotland

Member Level: Leading 

Time: 18:45 – 22:00 

Date: Wednesday 26th June 2019 

Event type: Focus Dinner 

Price: £95 + VAT 

Location: Radisson Collection Hotel, 1 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1AD 

At this focus dinner hosted by Johnston Carmichael, Sandy Manson will be on hand to discuss the challenges of transforming a regional business to a national firm.  He will share his insight on how attracting and developing talent can help businesses diversify services and pursue new client opportunities, and highlight the importance of embracing and investing in cutting edge technologies to ensure sustainable growth.  

More about Sandy Manson 

Sandy Manson is CEO of Johnston Carmichael, Scotland's largest independent firm of Chartered Accountants & Business Advisers. Since joining the firm in 1991, Sandy has led Johnston Carmichael’s ambitious growth strategy; as a result, the firm quickly expanded from its North East roots to become a top 20 UK accountancy employing 750 people across 12 offices. Until recently he also held the position of President of ICAS and is currently the Honorary Dutch Consul for the North of Scotland and a Deputy Lieutenant of Aberdeenshire.

Who will benefit from the event? 

Leading members who: 

  • Want an insight into the entrepreneurial mindset of Sandy Manson
  • Are interested in an intimate chat with like-minded peers about key business issues
  • Want to learn or share stories about business transformation 


  • When

    26th June 2019
  • Where

    Radisson Collection Hotel
    1 George IV Bridge
    EH1 1AD
    United Kingdom


Sandy Manson


Sandy Manson, CEO, Johnston Carmichael  

Sandy Kennedy

Sandy Kennedy

Chief Executive

As Chief Executive of Entrepreneurial Scotland, Sandy is at the forefront of a movement to inspire and develop Scotland's people to build the most entrepreneurial society in the world.

Growing an entrepreneurial firm in Scotland