Blackburn UK based lighting and visuals rental specialist HSL has appointed Mick Seddon as group financial director and strategist.

Working closely HSL’s MD Simon Stuart, he will play a key role in HSL’s active expansion over the next five years, and is one of a number of high level appointments to be announced by the company in the coming months.

HSL and Mick’s award-winning accountancy practice have already been collaborating for several years. During that time, Mick has been instrumental for the management and co-ordination of several acquisitions by the HSL Group, including the purchase of Playlight, The Lighthouse and Production Services Ireland.

Simon Stuart states, “We welcome Mick to his new role at HSL. His combination of foresight, financial savvy and imagination will help shape our future and ensure that HSL remains a major force, as well as an adaptable and efficient business model that is in-tune with the ever-changing needs of a fast-moving industry.

HSL is currently formulating plans to grow the company whilst remaining agile and decisive in a highly competitive marketplace.

This vision includes integrating more companies into the group by offering a positive working environment where they can maintain their own identity whilst maximising their potential with access to a wide and dynamic range of resources, infrastructure, skills and creative thinking.

Says Mick, “I am hugely excited to be joining HSL and spearheading this current round of expansion. We are fully focussed on building the brand by involving charismatic, imaginative, driven individuals and organisations who share our passion for the industry. Through their hard work and specialist knowledge, we can all develop and grow for the future”.

Several major changes within HSL’s management structure over the last two years have paved the way for the planned growth ahead. At the essence of this is positioning the company to continue delivering the very best standards of technical production to all areas of professional entertainment and leisure.

Anyone interested in exploring options in relation to becoming part of – or working more closely with – the HSL Group, should approach Simon or Mick directly; all enquiries will be treated confidentially.

For more press info on the HSL Group, please contact Louise Stickland on +44 (0)1865 202679/+44 (0)7831 329888 or Email

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