Capital Coated Steel

Established in 1972, Capital Coated Steel is a Newport-based steel service centre and manufacturer. The firm is the largest independent distributor and processor of pre-coated steel in Europe and has been a reliable source of coated steel and steel processing services for over 50 years.


Large and medium limited companies are required by law to have their accounts audited by an independent organisation. Previously working with a ‘big four’ accounting firm for their audits, Capital Coated Steel wanted to find a more cost effective and personal audit service.

Capital Coated Steel had already started working with Kilsby Williams for their tax services and decided to approach the firm regarding their audit expertise.

Kilsby Williams supported Capital Coated Steel by carrying out a general company audit, examining the manufacturer’s finances closely to minimise tax leakage, ensuring that fair accounting policies are in place and that the business is presented in a good light to its customers and suppliers.

Mark Short, Head of Finance and Purchasing at Capital Coated Steel, said: “When we decided to move away from a ‘big four’ firm for our audits, Kilsby Williams was our first choice. We had already moved our tax services to the firm and felt we would benefit from their expertise in this area too.

“As well as providing a cost benefit, we have been impressed by the level of service we have received and the relationship with the team has been more personal. Their frequent on site visits have been so helpful as we have been able to ask questions directly and understand the process.

“We will be continuing to work with Kilsby Williams going forward for their tax services led by Mary McDonagh and audits with Jonathan Harrhy.”