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About Focus

About The Group

Want to know a bit more?  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 deliver their strategies.

Since 1990 we have been delivering 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. 

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Our Locations

We are based around the UK and travel extensively to see all our clients and candidates.

As founders of  the International Food Recruitment Alliance (IFRA) we’ve been able to give international food clients and candidates a huge choice of opportunities.

Our Values

Integrity, One team, Flexible, Expertise, Delivery. And we really do live to them 

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Stephen Jones

Director

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

Executive Search Director

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

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Rachel Parkin

Senior Consultant

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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Dominic Cooke

Senior Consultant

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

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Scott Atkinson

Consultant

Scott has over 10 years recruitment experience.  Joining in 2017 his focus is on Operational & Engineering professionals in both branded and own-label within manufacturing and FMCG.

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Mark Birchenough

Consultant

Mark joined Focus in 2007; his extensive knowledge is now focused on the Interim sector.

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Dave Broadbent

Consultant

Dave is currently responsible for operational functional recruitment for both branded and own-label manufacturers across the UK.

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Roger Elliott

Consultant

Joining Focus in 2012, Roger manages interim assignments for the business.

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Victoria Forrester

Consultant

Victoria has worked 12 years of recruitment experience and specialises in management roles covering Technical, Engineering, Operations, with specific focus on the East Midlands.

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Nicky Garrod

Consultant

A proven track record of innovative & commercial NPD delivery within food manufacturers. She guides and supports candidates to further develop their career.

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Hannah Jackson

Consultant

Hannah leads procurement recruitment and has 14 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

Consultant

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

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Nicole Moloney

Consultant

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

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Lucy Mckinna-Whitby

Consultant

Lucy recruits across the Technical function, having worked in the food industry prior to joining Focus.

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Alison Nightingale

Consultant

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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Nell Ransom

Consultant

Nell joined the Focus Management Team in 2018. She is currently working on projects across both branded and own-label manufacturers.

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Abbi Taylor

Consultant

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 & Office Director

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

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Lisa Snape

Administration Manager

Lisa has been working with Focus for 14 years and manages the Administration team.

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Louise Allman

Administrator

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

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Sara Hollis

Administrator

Sara Hollis is an Administrator who joined the FMCL team in 2016.

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Charlotte Adams

Advertising Manager

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

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Sarah Nicholson

Finance Accountant

Sarah has worked in a variety of Accountancy roles since 1999 and has been with Focus since 2017.

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