We know what you’re going through, as we’ve experienced it ourselves

Limelight was started in 1993 by Catherine and Phil Steadman, to provide accountancy services to smaller businesses.

Until recently most mainstream accountancy firms were only interested in larger audit clients. We saw there was a niche for accountants specialising in small owner-managed businesses – sole traders, partnerships or small limited companies.

Building up our own firm has given us a practical insight of what it’s like to start and run a small business. We know what you’re going through, as we’ve experienced it ourselves.

Why we’re well qualified to help 
Catherine is our Chartered Accountant and technical director. She looks after all the technical aspects of our customer’s  accounts, so she’s the person most of you will be familiar with.

After leaving University with an honours degree in Logic and Mathematics, Catherine trained with a small firm of Chartered Accountants, specialising in smaller customers – which proved to be excellent experience when starting Limelight.


Sumit Agarwal was appointed Managing Director after Limelight became a subsidiary of DNS Associates in 2016.

  • Catherine Catherine Director Catherine is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants who also holds a degree is Logic Mathematics. Since 1993 she has successfully provided accountancy and tax services to smaller business as Limelight Accountancy.




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  • Sumit Agarwal Sumit Agarwal Managing Director Sumit Agarwal ACA, ACMA is the Managing partner of DNS Accountants, an accounting practice specialising in small-business and contractors. Sumit is the winner of Young Entrepreneur Award 2012 organised by the Indo British Business Forum at the House of Commons and featured in Sunday Times amongst the 2016 Top 200 Professional in the UK. Facebook Twitter Linkedin