Author Archives: Sedulo

The mental health impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19)

With COVID-19 evolving rapidly across the world we are being advised to prepare for the possibility of isolation and/or quarantine. Today we ask the question, what would be the possible psychological impact of COVID-19 and self-quarantine/isolation. There is a constant … Continue reading

Sedulo Coronavirus guidance – Sensibly, business as usual

As you will be aware, the situation regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19) is evolving each day. Using the latest government advice, as well as knowing the resources we have here at Sedulo, we are operating under a ‘Sensibly, business as usual’ plan as it … Continue reading

“Hold your investments” – Coronavirus statement following recent market volatility

In light of recent events surrounding Coronavirus and its impact on financial markets, we felt it appropriate and important to provide some reassurance in case of concern about what these developments might mean for pensions and/or investments. Coronavirus has rapidly … Continue reading

Sedulo Corporate Finance lead the £7.5m investment into pioneering bar operator, Roxy Ball Room

The activity bar operator, Roxy Ball Room, whose venues offer a range of facilities including pool tables, ping-pong, bowling, shuffleboard, mini-golf, arcade gaming and karaoke, is set to expand after securing a £7.5m investment from Foresight Group. Roxy Leisure Ltd, … Continue reading

The Sedulo Christmas Toy Appeal returns to fight child poverty over the festive season

Every year, over half a million children in the UK live in poverty and wake up on Christmas Day and wonder why Santa hasn’t been to visit them. And every year we try to make a little dent in that … Continue reading

Out now: Sedulo Times Q3 ’19

The Q3 ’19 edition of the Sedulo Times is now out. Scroll and swipe below for your dose of industry news, interviews and events from around the North…

New podcast – Coping with successes & failures: Building the Henleys brand – A chat with co-owner, Simon Peters

The third episode of the Taking Care of Business podcast Series 3, is now out! In this episode, Paul talks to former Henleys co-owner, Simon Peters, about the highs and lows of owning a business, dealing with failure and how … Continue reading

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