Focus Management Consultants Limited

Recruitment Specialists for the food and drink industry

Our People

  • Stephen Jones, Director

    Stephen is one of the two Directors at Focus Management Consultants. Prior to setting up the business in 1990 with his business partner Michael Staniland, he worked as a Buyer at Marks and Spencer.

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  • Michael Staniland, Director (Retired)

    Michael established the business with Stephen Jones in 1990 and retired in 2017.  He would like to wish all past clients and candidates he worked with continued success, and remains highly confident that the team at Focus Management Consultants will carry on providing a market leading level of service and expertise to the industry.

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  • Sarah Moran, Divisional Director

    Sarah is Divisional Director and Head of Focus Interim, the specialist interim division of Focus Management Consultants. With extensive experience in recruitment sector and a great personality, Sarah is a key member of the team.

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  • Colette Nichols, Divisional Director

    Colette is the Divisional Director for Focus Management Consultants Limited and has been with the business since 2001.

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  • Maneeza Williams, Executive Search Director

    Maneeza is the Executive Search Director for Focus Management Consultants Limited

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  • Rachel Parkin, Senior Consultant

    Rachel is a Senior Consultant at Focus Management. Having worked at Focus Management Consultants since 2012, Rachel specialises in management roles in NPD, Technical and Operations.  She recruits for major UK retailers and food manufacturers as well as leading high street restaurant and coffee shop brands at head office level.

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  • Yasmine Baythoon, Consultant

    Yasmine joined the FMCL team in 2016; she has a successful and solid background in recruitment and works within the Packaging Division.  Covering all sectors of packaging including flexibles, cartons, labels, print, corrugated and luxury for UK and International packaging manufactures and suppliers through to local and global food and drink businesses. 

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  • Dave Broadbent, Consultant

    Dave has worked with Focus since 2012 on projects within our International, Ingredients and Management Divisions.  He is currently responsible for UK wide recruitment of senior vacancies in the Operations, Technical and Supply Chain functions for both branded and own-label manufacturers.

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  • Dominic Cooke, Consultant

    Dominic joined Focus Management in 2009 following a personal relocation from Southampton. Educated as a Marine Biologist, career options were cut short when he realised that he actually suffered mildly from sea sickness!

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  • Roger Elliott, Consultant

    Roger has worked at Focus Management Consultants Limited since 2012 and works in the interim division.

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  • Nicole Moloney, Consultant

    Nicole joined the business in 2004, over the last thirteen years she has gained a broad range of experience recruiting candidates for numerous clients across all functions at all levels.  Initially she managed the graduate recruitment for a number of clients before moving into the perm team. Nicole now solely focuses on interim recruitment.  

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  • Zoe Gmaj, Consultant

    Zoe joined Focus Management in 2012, with a background in Scientific and Technical recruitment. Zoe works on middle-management roles with major food manufacturing businesses throughout the UK. Roles cover all disciplines including Operations, Process, Technical, Development and Supply Chain.

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  • Hannah Jackson, Consultant

    With over 8 years' purchasing recruitment experience within the fmcg sector, Hannah has joined the team at Focus Management to strengthen the procurement offering within the food and drink, manufacturing, retail and foodservice sectors.

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  • Frank Lomas, Consultant

    Frank has been working in Recruitment in both the Relief and Permanent markets since 2001. 

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  • Lucy Mckinna-Whitby, Consultant

    Lucy recruits junior to senior managers within the food industry, using her knowledge of the area gained in her past life working as a Development Manager within top chilled food sites.

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  • Amy Armstrong, Consultant

    Amy has over four years experience specialising in recruitment for the packaging industry, servicing some of the well-known companies across all sectors from flexibles, plastics, printed folding cartons, corrugated and luxury to name a few.

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  • Abbi Taylor, Consultant

    Having successfully recruited Commercial, Sales and Marketing professionals across the UK for the last 15 years Abbi has now decided to expand her career with Focus Management Consultants Limited to develop and grow presence in the Commercial Division. 

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  • Victoria Forrester, Consultant

    Victoria has worked at Focus Management Consultants since 2017, prior to this she recruited into the food manufacturing sector for over 10 years.  She specialises in management roles covering Engineering, Operations, Technical and Development.

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  • Jessica Littlewood, Trainee Recruitment Consultant

    Jessica Littlewood is a Trainee Recruitment Consultant who joined the FMCL team in October 2016

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  • Maxx Armstrong, Graduate Recruitment Consultant

    Maxx recently joined Focus Management Consultants and is looking forward to undertaking his position as Graduate Recruitment Consultant.

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  • Lynne Wilmot, HR & Office Director

    Lynne started as an Administrator in July 1998 and for over 10 years worked as the Administration Manager managing the admin team and supporting the Directors.  Lynne completed her CIPD Level 5 in Human Resources Certificate and joined the Focus Management Consultants Board as the HR and Office Director.  Lynne works closely with the Directors to ensure the company runs efficiently and effectively.  Out of work Lynne likes to socialise, but most importantly spend time with her family.

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  • Lisa Snape, Administration Manager

    Lisa has worked at Focus Management Consultants for 8 years. She is responsible for Administration duties for the Focus Chefs division, whilst also working with Consultants under Focus Management.

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  • Louise Allman, Administrator

    Louise has worked at Focus Management since the beginning of 2010 as part of the Administration Team and finds it a pleasure to work at the business. Apart from her demanding accountabilities as PA to a number of the Consultants.

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  • Sara Hollis, Administrator

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

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  • Charlotte Adams, Advertising Manager

    Charlotte joined the FMCL team in September 2010 as a Trainee Recruitment Consultant in the Interim team, after moving into a Researcher role for the Focus Management team Charlotte is now the Advertising Manager for the whole business covering all aspects of advertising.

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  • Mark Birchenough, Resourcer

    Mark is a Resourcer within the Focus Interim Division and has worked for the business since May 2007. His extensive knowledge of the food industry helps Mark efficiently source candidates within this fast-paced division.

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  • Alison Nightingale, Researcher

    Alison's experience, gained within the recruitment advertising sector, where she managed a largely commercial client base, means she is now able to utilise her commercial and people-focused skills, to seek out talented candidates in her role as a Researcher at FMCL.

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  • Nathan Drew, Researcher

    Nathan has previously worked in recruitment and has now decided to bring his expertise to Focus Management Consultants. Nathan is working within the Select division and has previously worked on senior projects.

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