Focus Management Consultants Limited

Recruitment Specialists for the food and drink industry

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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An Interview with Dave...

What is the earliest ambition you can remember?

To get a job and live in a big house with all my mates!

Did you go to a state or private school? Did you go to University or straight into work?

State school and then to University

Who is your idol?

Eric Clapton

Who is your mentor?

I've never really had one

How physically fit are you?

Not at all

Which leads to greater success, hard work or ability?

Hard work

What is your IQ?

Don't know

Which famous person are you most like?

My mate says I look like Jarvis Cocker!

If you could see any musician live - whether alive or dead - who would it be?

Jimi Hendrix

Do you consider your carbon footprint?


What was the first car you owned?

Vauxhall Corsa

What's your biggest extravagance?


How politically committed are you?

I think if you don't vote you've got no right to complain

Name one skill you don't possess that you wish you did?

Nunchuck skills

If you could have a super power, what would it be?

To be able to fly

Do you have more than one home?


You're going to be stranded on a desert island and can take only three things with you - what would they be?

  1. Guitar
  2. Amp
  3. Plectrum

If you could own one thing that you don't currently possess, what would it be?

Gretsch White Falcon Guitar

What and where is the best restaurant you've ever eaten in?

Lemon Grass in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

What keeps you going every day?

Looking forward to Friday night club

What is your greatest achievement to date?

I won the Illy Coffee Best Cappuccino in the North West award in 2004!

What has been your greatest disappointment?

Not winning it again

If a movie were made about your life so far, who would take the lead role as you?

Jarvis Cocker

If someone wrote a biography about you, what would the title be?

I wish there were something interesting to write

What was the last book you read?


What would your 20-year-old self say to you now?

Don't do anything differently!

What ambitions do you still have?

To see as many new places as possible

If you lost everything tomorrow, what would you do?

Just get up and carry on, its only stuff

If you had to rate your satisfaction with your life so far out of 10, what would your score be?