• Watkins Steel


Client Case Study

Whatever the size or experience of your business, there’s a growing need to better understand your options for growth. Here’s how we have helped and continue to help Watkins Steel to achieve profit and sustainability.


BDO's relationship with Watkins Steel is driven by the desire to build an innovative business that achieves great profitability and sustainability in a highly competitive marketplace.

As someone who has worked in the company for all his life, owner and Managing Director, Des Watkins, was taught by his father about everything one would ever need to know about steel but the financial aspects of the business was not his focus.


BDO works with Des to supplement his knowledge and understanding of the drivers in his business while providing expertise and support in the areas of financial and tax management.

In the two years that Watkins Steel and BDO have worked together, Watkins Steel has increased its revenue by 50 per cent and customer base by 40 per cent. It has also increased its bottom line significantly and is looking forward to a bright future ahead.


I consider Eddie a friend, and the more I communicate with him the better understanding he has of Watkins Steel. It’s not just Eddie though - you get the whole package with BDO, and we know they’re going to be with us every step of the way.

Des Watkins, Managing Director, Watkins Steel

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