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Johnston Carmichael continues to invest in their payroll services team

The business seeks to ‘grow its own’ leaders and bolster its well-respected payroll outsourcing service amid continuing robust client demand, with three promotions across Aberdeen and Glasgow.

Dale Kelly, in Glasgow, moves to Assistant Manager, while his Glasgow colleague Raymond Ford in Payroll Implementation and Projects is elevated to Senior Payroll Specialist. The new group is completed by Aberdeen’s Adriana Wojcik, who moves to Senior Payroll Specialist.

Michael McAllister, Partner and Head of Payroll Services at Johnston Carmichael, said: "In a year of great change and growth, I am delighted to announce the promotion of our new assistant manager and senior specialists who have demonstrated their ability to seize the opportunities within Johnston Carmichael. The new senior team represents the diverse skills we need to continue to grow sustainably while supporting our clients and people as they respond to these unique challenges and opportunities."

The firm, which has 14 offices across the UK, invests significantly in its people, adopting fully hybrid working, establishing a People and Culture Forum, and introducing an in-house professional learning platform, the JC Academy, to support career progression. Other learning opportunities include its in-house leadership development programme and access to a prestigious Harvard Executive Leadership programme as part of its membership of the international network Moore Global.

John Gilbertson, Director of Accountancy and Finance at Meraki Talent, said: "The payroll industry is booming, and our payroll recruitment business is growing with it. We really enjoy working with Michael as he continues to invest and grow the business line, seeking out the best talent on the market to service their UK client base. The team at Meraki Talent is incredibly proud of working with such an innovative, forward-thinking client."

To find out more about Johnston Carmichael, you can visit their website. To find out about payroll careers, get in touch with John Gilbertson on 0131 297 2711 or email

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