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About Focus

We’ve worked across the globe, recruiting for start-ups through to large international organisations, since 1990. We have helped and made a real difference to a vast array of clients as they recruit the very best talent to support their strategies.

We deliver excellent recruitment solutions in the changing world of food and drink. We have recruitment specialists covering all disciplines and sectors and have a number of divisions that provide specialist knowledge and a bespoke service for you. And since 2019 we have become Employee Owned. It's our Company, so it's Personal.

Our guiding principals and culture are built on 3 pillars:

  • An employee-owned business where we all thrive
  • A business with a culture of pride, trust, kindness and wanting to be the BEST
  • An environment that embraces lifestyle goals offering balance, fun and an engaging place to work

Our Values

Our Values


Since 1990 we have been food and drink industry recruiters. We take pride in our extensive network and our vast experience in our industry.


We take accountability of shaping and moulding the future of our Employee Owned business. We take satisfaction in working to high standards whilst bringing balance to all we do.


Working in collaboration with our clients and candidates we have a moral affinity to achieve the best results.


Clients and candidates trust us to support and successfully deliver creative solutions through investment and innovation.


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Stephen Jones Founder

Stephen Jones

Founder & Co-Owner

Founding Focus, Stephen has worked in the UK and Internationally on recruitment projects.  He established the International Food Recruitment Alliance in 2010.

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Maneeza Williams

Managing Director & Co-Owner

Maneeza is the Managing Director for Focus Management Consultants Limited.  She previously held a variety of HR roles in the Petrochemical sector.

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Dominic Cooke

Principal Consultant & Co-Owner

Dominic joined Focus Management in 2009, and is currently account managing one of Focus' largest clients.

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Rachel Parkin

Rachel Parkin

Principal Consultant & Co-Owner

Joining Focus in 2012, Rachel focuses on NPD roles, recruiting for major UK retailers, food manufacturers as well as leading high street restaurant and coffee shop brands at head office level.

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Daniel Fitzsimons Consultant

Daniel Fitzsimons

Consultant & Co-Owner

Daniel has four years recruitment experience and specialises in management  roles covering Operations and Engineering.

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Neal Harris

Consultant & Co-Owner

Neal Harris has worked in the food industry since 1991 first as a Chef then in Sales and Marketing managing foodservice and retail customers. He joined the team in November 2021 and is focused on Commercial & Procurement roles.

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Sara Hollis

Recruitment Consultant & Co-Owner

Sara Hollis is a Recruitment Consultant who joined the FMCL team in 2016 as a Recruitment Co-ordinator and is now looking forward to working as a Consultant.

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Hannah Jackson Recruitment Consultant

Hannah Jackson

Consultant & Co-Owner

Hannah leads procurement recruitment and has 16 years' experience of the discipline, delivering solutions across retail, foodservice and manufacturing, up to Board level and a variety of seniority levels.

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Frank Lomas Recruitment Consultant

Frank Lomas

Consultant & Co-Owner

Frank has been working in Recruitment since 2001 in the Chef and Development/Innovation sectors.

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Nicole Moloney

Principal Consultant & Co-Owner

Nicole joined Focus in 2004, and has managed a variety of key projects. She is now focused on interim recruitment.

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Alison Nightingale

Consultant & Co-Owner

Alison joined the business in 2015, previous experience was gained in the recruitment advertising sector, where she managed a largely commercial client base.

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Ryan Peters

Ryan Peters

Consultant & Co-Owner

Ryan has recruited into the Food and Fresh Produce sectors for over seven years, working across a range of disciplines. He currently supports with interim recruitment for clients across the UK.

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Abbi Taylor Recruitment Consultant

Abbi Taylor

Principal Consultant & Co-Owner

Abbi started at Focus in 2015, and is focused on commercial roles for branded and own label companies.

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Lynne Wilmot HR Director

Lynne Wilmot

HR Director & Co-Owner

Lynne joined the business 1998 and joined the Focus Board in 2016.

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Lisa Snape

Recruitment Services Manager & Co-Owner

Lisa has been working with Focus for 16 years and manages the Administration team.

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Louise Allman

Recruitment Co-ordinator & Co-Owner

Joining Focus in 2010, she is a member of the Administration Team.

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Charlotte Adams Advertising Manager

Charlotte Adams

Marketing Manager & Co-Owner

Charlotte joined the FMCL team in 2010 as a Recruitment Consultant and is now the Marketing Manager.

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