Focus Management Consultants Limited

Recruitment Specialists for the food and drink industry

Mark Birchenough, Consultant

Mark is a Recruitment Consultant 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.

Mark is a keen sportsman who captains a local football team and in the past has represented the North West in cross-country running. He has recently taken up golf and he claims to be the next Tiger Woods.

An interview with Mark...

What is the earliest ambition you can remember?

I wanted to be a professional footballer

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

I went to a state school and commenced my working career after 6th Form

Who is your idol?

I don't have one really.

Who is your mentor?

My colleague Dominic Cooke - I mither this bloke daily!

How physically fit are you?

Fit enough to play 90 minutes of football each week!

Which leads to greater success, hard work or ability?

Hard work. You may have the ability, but if you don't utilise it you will achieve nothing.

What is your IQ?

You tell me!

Which famous person are you most like?

Robert De Niro - class act!

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


Do you consider your carbon footprint?

I don't if I'm honest

What was the first car you owned?

Fiat Punto

What's your biggest extravagance?

Unsure - too many to choose from

How politically committed are you?

I keep an eye on things!

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

The skill to play a guitar

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

I would like to fly like Superman

Do you have more than one home?

No - just the one

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

My wife

My dog

A knife to hunt with

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

I would like to own Manchester United Football Club

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

Wolfgang Puck Restaurant within the MGM Grand Las Vegas

What keeps you going every day?


What is your greatest achievement to date?

Getting my 25 metre badge in swimming!

What has been your greatest disappointment?

Losing to Manchester City twice this year

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

Tom Hanks

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

The Grafter

What was the last book you read?

Roy Keane's autobiography (boring)

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

Wow, I didn't see things panning out that way

What ambitions do you still have?

I want to own a business

If you lost everything tomorrow, what would you do?

Start again

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



Contact Mark


T: 01625 560778