News in brief: Sedulo enters wealth management; Award for Co-op Pharmacy & more

FAST-growing Manchester accountancy firm Sedulo has launched a wealth management arm.

The SME specialist was launched five years ago by Paul Cheetham-Karcz and has 20 staff based at Deansgate Locks in the city centre and at a satellite office at the Sharp Project, the creative incubation hub.

Paul Lindfield, who is leading the new division said: “There has been a trend of businesses coming out of the independent advice market to ultimately suit their business model. This effectively leads to people having less choice.

“We believe that every client is unique and that a one sized solution does not fit all. This is the fundamental reason behind launching a business that goes against the current industry tide.”


THE Manchester-based Co-operative Pharmacy and UNICEF UK, have been honoured for their pioneering charity partnership work, improving sanitation in Togo, rural west Africa.   

The business scooped best overseas project at at this year’s Business Charity Awards  in London, for its work with UNICEF on a community-led  sanitation project in Togo.

The partnership was launched in early 2010 and has already helped more than 105,000 people including 54,000 children in 421 villages.

The Co-operative Pharmacy has pledged more than £500,000 since the partnership’s inception through fundraising, sales of its antibacterial hand-wash and a corporate donation, and has now committed to extending its three year partnership for a further two years.


LAW firm Weightmans has moved to a larger office at Royal Court, Tatton Street, Knutsford, having out-grown its office on King Street.

The national firm brought its brand to Knutsford after merging with Mace & Jones in 2011.

Richard Corran, partner and head of the Knutsford and Manchester offices said: “We needed a new space but we didn’t want to venture far – it was really important for us to remain in the area and close to our client base.”


NORTH West health sector recruitment specialist Castlerock Recruitment Group has been appointed to a framework agreement by Wokingham Borough Council.
As part of the contract, CRG will provide an extensive range of temporary staffing solutions, including roles in the healthcare, commercial, administration and professional services sectors.  

As one of five recruitment providers that have been appointed, CRG has secured a significant portion of the contract, which has an annual value of £1.5m to £2m.