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

    Michael Staniland set up Focus Management Consultants Ltd with Stephen Jones in 1990 after spending 10 years at Marks & Spencer where he led a Buying Team in the Food Division.

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  • James Everall, Divisional Director

    James, Divisional Director, has a B.A, B.Ed., and an A.D from his education in the state of New York at Hartwick College where he obtained a sports scholarship.

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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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  • Greg Wright, Senior Consultant

    Greg is a Senior Consultant on the Focus International team managing FMCG Manufacturing and Engineering roles across the Middle East & North Africa.

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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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  • 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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  • Nicole Moloney, Consultant

    Nicole heads up the graduate division and has done this since 2004.

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  • Amy Shurden, 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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  • James Blackshaw, Junior Consultant

    James Blackshaw is a Junior Consultant who joined the FMCL team in May 2016

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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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  • 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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  • Mark Birchenough, Administrator

    Mark is part of the administration team and has worked for Focus since May 2007. His extensive knowledge of the food industry helps the admin team to run as smoothly as it does.

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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 is an Advertising Manager who joined the FMCL team in September 2010.

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  • Susan Wood, FMCL Database & Credit Control Manager

    Sue is based at the Bournemouth office and is responsible for the management of the FMCL database.

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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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