Author Archives: Sedulo

Make a disadvantaged child’s Christmas this year in the Sedulo Christmas Toy Appeal

The Sedulo Christmas Toy Appeal is back in 2018, and this year it’s bigger than ever. A mainstay of our events calendar, the Christmas Toy Appeal aims to reach out to children living with conditions that mean they will not … Continue reading

PODCAST – The high street isn’t dead & how JD Sports are bucking the trend – A chat with Peter Cowgill

Episode 4 in the Taking Care of Business series of podcasts is now live on iTunes, Spotify, YouTube and SoundCloud, and this week’s episode sees Paul Cheetham-Karcz chat with Executive Chairman of retail giant JD Sports, Peter Cowgill. Taking Care … Continue reading

Empowered Women – A chat with the North’s finest female entrepreneurs

Empowered Women is the story of some of the North’s finest female entrepreneurs and their stories of how they each made it in their industries. This podcast was recorded at the Leeds home of Sedulo in front of a live … Continue reading

PODCAST – The Future of Rugby League

On Wednesday 26th September, the Leeds Ambler Club played host to the Future of Rugby League, as a panel of rugby league legends discussed the current state of the game and what the future holds. Hosted by Rugby AM presenter, … Continue reading

Where does our tax get spent?

Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons A lot of taxpayers view the money they’ve paid to HMRC as income lost, without of course remembering that the government reinvests this cash into our public services. As part of the annual budget, documents … Continue reading

Technology powers the world’s Top 5 billionaires today

Technology is the power behind the world’s richest, according to Bloomberg’s Billionaire Index. The latest figures indicate a technology dominance, with 3 of the 5 richest billionaires from a tech background, but who is No.1? Here are the Top 5… … Continue reading

Download your free Autumn 2017 Budget Summary

On Wednesday 22nd November, Chancellor Philip Hammond laid out his first Autumn Budget. You can read (or download) all of the key tax measure updates and changes which may affect you, your family for free here… (Download the PDF here.) … Continue reading

OUT NOW: Sedulo Times – Oct / Nov ’17 Edition

The October / November ’17 edition of the Sedulo Times is now out. Or download the PDF here.

A ton up for Funding Solutions

Our Funding Solutions team are celebrating their 100th business helped in the 10 months since opening their doors back in September 2016 – That’s a new business provided with access to funds every other day! In that short time we’ve … Continue reading

How to value a business

The value of private companies is often gauged using one of a number of methods.

The first and probably most common is an earnings based calculation (i.e. a multiple of maintainable post tax profits), on the… Continue reading

What is a business valuation based upon?

When formulating how to value a business, you essentially need to assess the financial strength of the business. To do this, the valuer will try to normalise the historic annual profitability by adjusting reported results for one off or unusual … Continue reading

Watch Anthony Joshua vs Wladimir Klitschko, live at the Regency Club

Join us and the Manchester business community for an electric night as Anthony Joshua defends the IBF, IBO and WBA Super Heavyweight Championships of the world under the Wembley arch against Wladimir Klitschko on our big screen in The Regency … Continue reading

Toronto Wolfpack – Press Conference

Bank Referral Scheme – the panacea for small business or an accident waiting to happen?

The Bank Referral Scheme launched this week after years of lobbying, negotiating and planning. Small businesses, refused finance by banks, will now be offered an alternative as banks are mandated to refer their declines (of which there are estimated to … Continue reading

Project Justin Timberlake

Sedulo’s Corporate Finance team led by director Paul Cheetham was instructed by the owners of Just Search Limited to find a buyer. Continue reading

Project Marbella

Sedulo were appointed, given its track record in sport, to assist former England Manager and Footballing Legend Glenn Hoddle in the acquisition of Spanish Football Club Jerez Industrial CF. Paul Cheetham led this transaction. It involved dealing with local government … Continue reading

Project Red

  Sedulo are delighted to have assisted in disposing of Wrexham Football Club to the newly appointed owners, Wrexham Supporters Trust. Having initially met with the owners some 7 months beforehand, our team worked hard to bring the MI reporting … Continue reading

Project Sumner

Sedulo’s Corporate Finance team led by director Benn Longshaw was delighted to have recently advised office stationery and furniture supplier, Egan Reid on the acquisition of Yorkshire based business, Head Office Supplies for an undisclosed sum. Continue reading

Catch up with our new starters

We’ve had a two new faces come through our doors in the last week, so we caught up with them to see how their first week at Sedulo has been for them! Amy Higinbotham– Tax Apprentice It’s my first 9-5 … Continue reading

Project Chicago

Paul Cheetham led the Sedulo Corporate Finance team on a deal to part dispose of a family owned business, Haytons Executive Travel. Continue reading

What is “Qualifying R&D”?

Qualifying R&D is any project that seeks to advance science or technology in relation to your trade. Specifically, this will include such things as: Experimental or theoretical work designed to increase knowledge Development of new products, processes or services Design … Continue reading

Project Blue

  Sedulo are delighted to have assisted the 2015 Group in acquiring Stockport County Football Club out of administration. The team led by Lee Jones and Dan Wilson worked tirelessly on this project, ensuring the Football League were satisfied with … Continue reading

Project Kalmar

  Paul Cheetham in his position as then board member at Swedish Listed Online Marketing business, Getupdated AB, advised on the disposal of one of its digital marketing subsidiaries Media Analys during 2011. Working with Swedish advisors on both sides … Continue reading

Project Ping Pong

  Sedulo were approached by an existing client with £1m turnover in the print industry to purchase a similar business with revenue of £4m. The advisory role undertaken involved deal negotiation to agree Heads of Terms, corporate structuring and a … Continue reading

Project Couture

Sedulo were recently engaged to act on the buy side of a partial MBI in the fashion sector for consideration in the region of £250k. Continue reading

Project Deakin

Benn Longshaw of Sedulo Corporate Finance is pleased to have advised office furniture and stationery suppliers, Egan Reid on a second acquisition in the sector for an undisclosed consideration. Continue reading

How private should your tax return be?

Recently, the Prime Minister take the unprecedented step of releasing details from his tax returns over the last six years. Although Mr Cameron hasn’t published his tax returns in full, the information released does include details of his income and … Continue reading

Project London

  Sedulo Corporate Finance is pleased to have advised viral marketing company Wooshii Limited on their incoming investment from listed Swedish entity Getupdated Internet Marketing AB. The deal sees the Swedish firm take 25% of the share capital of the … Continue reading

POLL – Brexit, good or bad?

Brexit is a hotly debated topic, and one that was briefly mentioned in George Osborne’s Budget 2016 statement. But we want to get the view of what a potential exit from the EU would mean for business owners and professionals. … Continue reading

3 questions business owners should ask themselves right now about R&D

Claiming tax relief on research and development has been a hot topic for a few years now, however the latest developments (or at least from what we have seen) seem to suggest that there is an increased realisation amongst business … Continue reading