Our history

Clay Shaw Thomas was established over 70 years ago and despite our age, we are a modern, family run business led by the same senior management team for the last 22 years.

The practice relocated in March 2005 to purpose built offices in Bocam Park, Pencoed, and today the business is recognised as one of the leading professional services and consultancy practices in Wales.

With a team of more than 30 qualified and experienced professional staff, we work with a range of businesses and industries, from individuals requiring tax and investment advice, to growing companies with complex funding and corporate finance needs.

All of our directors are Chartered Accountants or Chartered Tax Advisors and have extensive experience of providing strategic financial advice to SMEs throughout Wales.

What we stand for

We combine traditional values with a forward-thinking, innovative approach to the constantly evolving demands of the modern business world. We focus on the future rather than the past and start where other firms finish.

Our advice is tailored, our knowledge is extensive and our solutions are practical – ensuring that our clients benefit from a thorough and personal service that makes a real difference to their financial success.

We like to stay on top of the latest legislation and accounting practices, which means that our teams are able to offer clients advice across a wide range of subjects.

We were one of the first firms of Chartered Accountants to achieve Investors in People in 1994 and our recent corporate recognition as Chartered Financial Planners makes us one of only 20 firms in Wales with the accreditation.

Our mission

Our practice inspires and develops both its people and its clients, helping them fulfil their aspirations, providing the help and advice that allows your business to develop and prosper.

We aim to add considerable and measurable financial value to your business and life by:

  • Providing great value for money
  • Consistently exceeding your expectations
  • Striving to achieve the highest professional standards
  • Valuing our people and clients as our greatest assets
  • Offering fixed fee arrangements, so the only surprises you will have from us are good ones.

As members of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, Clay Shaw Thomas Limited is regulated to carry out audit and accountancy work. CST Wealth is regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority to give independent financial advice.