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Founded in 1990, Focus has worked tirelessly to deliver outstanding Permanent and Interim recruitment for the food and drink industry. Since 2019 Focus is now Employee Owned. At Focus we're all owners, focused on outstanding service. It's our Company - so it's personal.
The best talent needs to be engaged with, nurtured and recruited, when it is right for a client and right for the candidate.
Repeat business is our measure of success, and has consistently been at 97%, with 96% of our work coming from referral.
As we are all currently secluded at home, again, Alison has been using this to her advantage – not only to support more clients in the food and drink industry but also to adapt to what is happening in the industry as a whole. As a recruiter who specialises in Technical and Quality roles, she really immerses herself in key aspects of her clients' business.
The Food and Beverage manufacturing sectors are the largest in the UK economy delivering in excess of £43.7 billion GVA and employing 450,000 people. It is a huge success story, but now faces major unsustainable economic pressures due to the increases in the National Living Wage and the additional challenges of labour availability in a post-Brexit Britain. Factory staff roles are becoming harder to fill and the stats suggest up to 50% of factory workers are from the EU with the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) estimating the UK will need an additional 140,000 minimum wage workers by 2024 to fill this gap.
There is clearly huge ongoing debate about the sheer devastating Impact Covid is reeking on UK PLCs and this is absolutely true. However, there are some sectors still operating at reasonable levels of performance.