The Sedulo Group houses a number of different finance divisions from tax, wealth management, accountancy and corporate finance. The company was established by MD Paul Cheetham in 2008 as a small accountancy firm, it now employees 30 members of staff throughout the group and have recently moved offices from Deansgate Locks to No66 Regency Court.
The new premises are situated in the hub of the city’s finest bars, restaurants and retail stores on Deansgate and boasts an open plan office for their teams of financiers, introducing a more personable environment of office space for all departments to work in synergy. The décor emphasises the brands identity with red, grey and chrome tones throughout the office furnishings.
The first floor welcomes a brilliant white reception area with Cambridge Chesterfield sofa for waiting clients, and four boardroom suites, aptly named after inspirational entrepreneurs which carry an ‘old and new’ theme throughout. Each suite frames an inspiration quote of wall art to add a motivational and dynamic touch to the décor.
The Michael Jordan Suite showcases a full size contemporary pool table, leather seating and a vintage coca cola fridge with traditional coca cola beverages.
The Steve Jobs Suite is dotted with red gaming chairs, an axis coffee table with financial and business literature and a full size primary school blackboard to take down any important business meeting notes.
The Walt Disney Suite’s features a newly renovated bookcase from a monastery in Lincolnshire which has been restored as the Sedulo Sweet Shop showcasing traditional sweets taking you right back to your childhood nostalgia of pick ‘n’ mix. The bookcase towers over the white, crisp uber cool boardroom table and chairs overlooking the bustling Deansgate strip.
The Richard Branson suite can seat up to 15 clients on its sprawling boardroom table. The infamous deal wall of business acquisitions over the past few years are beautifully presented with engraved crystal paperweights. All suites can be booked for clients, staff and external corporate members of the Sedulo Group, including The Regency Club bar area which can also be used as an event space.
The Regency Club is furnished with grey banquet booths for more intimate meetings, soft taupe upholstered seating areas for sociable dining, and silver velvet bar stools for afternoon lattes or evening cocktails. The fully functioning bespoke mahogany bar features a beverage list of wines, beers, sprits, teas, coffees and fresh juices with a chef’s kitchen to rustle up hot or cold canapés and snacks. The amber lighting that flows throughout the bar gives a soft, warm and welcoming ambience both day and night.
If that wasn’t enough, during the spring and summer months the Rooftop at the Regency will also be open for outdoor events and al fresco dining. The grassed decking areas are the perfect location for sitting back and enjoy the Manchester sun whilst sipping a cool beverage at the Tikki bar.
As grand and luxurious as all of the corporate and social office space is, there is a method and a message as to why Paul Cheetham has chosen to design his new office with all this attention to detail, he says “when we started Sedulo we set out to be different because business is moving quickly. We have a core of clients in technology, media, fashion and the creative & digital space so we like them need to be forward thinking. Whilst brands like Misguided and UK Fast have creative offices spaces it is unusual for a professional services firm to take this approach to its working environment. But that’s why we have done it because we believe in the future all businesses will have to adapt to attract the best candidates nancy – so we wanted to be first in our industry. Anyway it’s a great atmosphere when you have clients dropping in working and communicating with one another. We have a great clients base and we want them to interact, we also have good growth so it’s perfect timing for us to invest in our future”