Focus Management Consultants Limited

Recruitment Specialists for the food and drink industry

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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An Interview with Rachel...

What is the earliest ambition you can remember?

Wanting to be in the film Grease

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

State school then 18 months of university before accepting a restaurant manager role

Who is your idol?

Don't think I have one

Who is your mentor?

No one person but lots of people I respect who I speak to, especially Mum & Dad

How physically fit are you?

Varies wildly from completing half marathons to extended periods of inactivity!

Which leads to greater success, hard work or ability?

Bit of both

What is your IQ?

No idea

Which famous person are you most like?

I have been compared to Miss Marple by my partner due to my nosy nature

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

Bob Marley

Do you consider your carbon footprint?

Yes a little, could do better

What was the first car you owned?

Ford Fiesta

What's your biggest extravagance?

Good food and wine

How politically committed are you?

Not very, I always vote, that's about it

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

To be able to sing

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


Do you have more than one home?

Sadly not

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

Rioja, good book and cheese

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

A fancy yacht

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

Difficult to choose between Dar Yacout in Marrakech, Baslow Hall in Derbyshire and the Pork Pit in Jamaica

What keeps you going every day?


What is your greatest achievement to date?

Running 4 half marathons (with big rest periods in between!)

What has been your greatest disappointment?

British weather

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

Some gorgeous up and coming actress please

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

I haven't a clue

What was the last book you read?

The Psychopath Test

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

Stop eating so much cheese

What ambitions do you still have?

Travel South America

If you lost everything tomorrow, what would you do?

Have a little cry & start again

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