A national finance company has announced that it will spend Â£ 1.4million on its new Liverpool office – which will include a meeting room in a military bunker, dedicated Everton and Liverpool legends suites and a studio in podcast modeled on Oprah Winfrey.
Sedulo says the lease for its new offices in the iconic Exchange Flags development will cost more than Â£ 1million, with an additional Â£ 400,000 to transform the 7,000-square-foot space, with features honoring the city’s history.
The new workplace will feature a Jurgen Klopp and Howard Kendall suite with an indoor garden, dugout canoes, foosball tables and seating in blue and red.
The main board meeting room was designed as a military bunker, complete with sandbags and 1940s Wrens uniforms – to pay homage to the building that once housed a bomb-proof bunker in the sub -floor of Walker House as part of a military command headquarters.
There will also be a McVitie’s / Crawfords sequel – Crawfords having been one of Liverpool’s leading confectioners producing cookies from the late 1800s until its merger with McVitie’s in the 1970s. Sedulo will serve the tea afterwards – midday every day in his Liverpool office with a stock of Crawford cookies for the staff.
A podcast studio, modeled after the Oprah Winfrey set, is set up to remember the slave trade that took place at Exchange Flags, while there will also be a 3,000-square-foot bar, a Victorian terraced garden overlooking the Royal Liver Building and an American Diner.
Sedulo founder Paul Cheetham-Karcz said: âFrom day one the plan was to open offices in Manchester, Liverpool and Leeds. We have an office in London, but outside the capital these are the fastest growing cities in the UK.
âI wanted to be the first real consulting firm to have a real grip in every city, people have already tried it and made the weird chair, table or desk for two people, but we didn’t want to do that like we did. wanted to build a fortress in all three.
âI love all three cities, Liverpool are great and I don’t understand the competition. If you ask me, 90% of all cities are the same – they have strong worker roots and are built on a strong work ethic, but the 10%, culturally – that’s what makes them all fantastic. These are the 10% oddities that I try to respect.
âBringing in the locality, paying homage to the building we’re in and throwing the hat on the history of the region is really important. I am extremely happy to start Sedulo in Liverpool. “
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Sedulo, which also has a base in London, started out as a tax accounting firm but has grown into a company offering a range of financial services including advice on tax, mortgage, financial planning and accounting.
He now takes care of the finances of a number of business leaders, musicians, sports stars and television personalities, including well-known names such as David Haye, Carol Vorderman, the boxing brothers Smith. and Bugzy Malone.
The company is also investing in businesses and recent funding has been secured with a travel agency Wirral, a sportswear brand and a nutritional performance start-up.
Mr Cheetham-Karcz said: âThe reason we built all of this is because the contractors are busy and if you’re not careful you can fragment.
âWe then realized that busy footballers, boxers, athletes, musicians, actors, presenters, TV celebrities and business leaders all needed the same and were looking for a comprehensive holistic counselor – rather than several different people advising you without ever being in the same room.
“So they need a global vision and that’s what we are offering them.”
Sedulo has grown into a multi-million pound company after a period of operating out of the basement of fashion guru and TV presenter Gok Wan – who became their first London office client.
âMy General Manager Cathryn Wright was the General Manager for Stonewall,â added Mr. Cheetham-Karcz.
âAs a result, when she joined us, Gok became the first client of the London office and he actually lent us his basement to work from there.