A business can rarely say they have changed someone’s life. It’s a bold statement to make, but one that really hits home when true.
Mark Dunne is the Managing Director of WasteSure, a national waste management firm based in Bury that broke through the £2million turnover barrier in just 12 months of trading.
However, it hasn’t always been plain-sailing for Mark – far from it. Before WasteSure, Mark was struggling financially and involved in business disputes with a previous company from which he decided to leave.
“After exiting the partnership I was left with literally nothing and didn’t know what options were available,” said Mark.
“I wanted to go alone and start my own business, however, I was struggling to raise the funds and just wasn’t sure where to start.”
Following a referral, Mark was put in contact with Leyton Jeffs, director at Sedulo Funding Solutions who helped him pitch his business idea to numerous lenders and investors.
“Leyton saw the potential in what I was trying to do”, said Mark.
“He was regularly in contact with me, asking how things were going and it was just so helpful to have him there as a sounding board.”
After further introductions to a legal firm and gaining the funding required, Mark was finally cleared to set up his own business.
“We’re now accessing other services to build the business and our investment portfolio”, said Mark.
“Having all of the options available under one-roof was so helpful, it felt as though I was the F1 car in the pit lane, with all of these slick professionals working around me to get the best outcome.”
Both MWH and Eric Wright Group have now contracted WasteSure for their services, ranging from waste logistics, storage, segregation and dealing with hazardous and specialist waste.
Mark summarised the impact that Sedulo has had on his business and life:
“Quite simply, life-changing. After a period of low-points, since being introduced to the team at Sedulo we were injected with confidence again.
“It’s one of the main reasons why the business is where it is today, we’ve also been able to take more trips away, buy our dream house and invest in local grass-roots teams to help Bury FC.”