Meet the Portsmouth team at KSL Accountants & Business Advisors


Kevin Smith


Kevin commenced training in 1982 whilst acquiring his degree in Accountancy. After training with a firm of Accountants in Chichester, he became a Partner of C J Driscoll Chartered Accountants in 1991. In 1992, after being in charge of the Cosham office for some time, Kevin took over the Practice as a sole practitioner, and it is now known as KSL.

Kevin has built the firm by providing an excellent, proactive and innovative accountancy service to KSL’s clients as well as investing in his staff’s education and training.

Steve Cooper


Steve’s career in Accounting started in 1985 at a firm of Accountants in Chichester. Within a couple of years of accounting, Steve completed his Association of Accounting Technicians exams and in 1992 joined Kevin at Cosham office, where in 1997, he became a partner of KSL.

With extensive experience in practice, Steve can assist you with all manner of accountancy, taxation and business advice.


Claire Ward


In 2012 Claire achieved her AAT qualification. After working for a firm of accountants, Claire joined KSL in 2016.

Kat Mitchell

Office Manager

Kat commenced her career in accountancy when she started at KSL in 2006. Kat is qualified in Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) and Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).
She is able to assist you with all accounting requirements from starting up a new company to dealing with VAT returns, bookkeeping, year-end accounts and Self-Assessment Tax Returns.

Kremena Maneva


I started my career as a trainee accountant at Lucraft, Hodgson & Daws Chartered Accountants in October 2008 where I was successfully trained in preparing self-assessment tax returns, limited companies accounts, VAT returns and payroll. Since January 2012, I became a proud member of KSL’s team and achieved my Association of Accounting Technicians qualification.

Phil Searle


With over 30 years of accountancy experience, Phil joined KSL in 2017 and deals mainly with preparing VAT returns.

Sam Wilding


After graduating in his college Accounting course, Sam started work at KSL in 2011 and has successfully achieved his AAT qualification. He is currently working towards obtaining his ACCA qualification.

Shana Davies


Shana started working in the accountancy sector in 2010. In 2014 Shana achieved her AAT qualification and also joined KSL.


Zoe Randall


Zoe joined KSL in 1994 and deals with all of the Payroll and CIS for our clients. She is based at the Cosham office; however she manages the Payroll for both offices.



Katie Butcher


Katie joined KSL in 2008 and deals with many aspects of administration and is always happy to assist clients with any queries they may have.

Laura Knight


Laura joined KSL in 2008 and deals with the administration, as well as KSL’s new Portal system which was introduced in 2018. Laura is always happy to assist clients with any queries they may have.

You Can Count on Us!

The experts at KSL Accountants & Business Advisors have years of experience in accountancy services. We have the capability to provide ongoing support to help you make the most of your income.

Expert Accountancy Services!

From basic bookkeeping to Account Preparation and company secretarial services, we can handle it all. No job is too big or small for our experienced team.