Scotland is ‘Talking Tech’ with support from Johnston Carmichael

Nadeem Sarwar Organised Health Technologies and Andrew Holloway Johnston Carmichael

Accountancy and business advisory firm Johnston Carmichael is curating ‘Talking Tech’ - an upcoming series of talks, workshops, masterclasses and networking opportunities to facilitate growth in Scotland’s burgeoning scene.

The event, which takes place in Edinburgh Monday 5 March, aims to help entrepreneurs in the technology, life sciences and renewable sectors to start their businesses and scale up.

As part of ‘Talking Tech’ the firm has produced a new video featuring some of Scotland’s most exciting tech start-ups including Glasgow based Organised Health Technologies, a prescription platform and pharmacy app and Snap40 who last summer secured £2 million in funding what was the largest seed funding round for a Scottish start-up in more than a decade.

Historically a pioneer and entrepreneurial powerhouse, Scotland has entered a golden-era of technology innovation and the ‘Talking Tech’ event is aimed at supporting the flourishing sector.

Johnston Carmichael has built up a team of specialist advisers, drawn from departments ranging from innovation taxes to corporate finance, who are highly experienced at helping fast growth businesses to maximise vital tax reliefs and access the capital they require to achieve growth.

Pitch masterclasses featuring a stellar panel of tech entrepreneurs also form part of the informative programme on March 5.

Andrew Holloway, head of entrepreneurial taxes at Johnston Carmichael, said: “As Scotland’s largest independent accountancy and business advisory firm, I am proud to say we act for 14,000 SME businesses; helping firms start up and, importantly, stay up.

“Talking Tech represents a further investment from Johnston Carmichael in one of Scotland’s most important and exciting sectors – as we’ve already established partnerships with some of the country’s most vibrant entrepreneurial programmes including EIE, Scottish EDGE and StartUp Summit. Our upcoming event will ensure we continue to provide market leading advice to our technology clients.”

Technology has consistently been one of Scotland’s best performing sectors in recent years, with start-ups flourishing and on average £1.4 billion of R&D tax relief claimed by companies across the UK each year.

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