Focus Management Consultants Limited

Recruitment Specialists for the food and drink industry

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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An Interview with Zoe...

What is the earliest ambition you can remember?

Wanting to ride a bike without stabilisers

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

I attended a state secondary school & sixth form centre and then on to the University of Liverpool to study Biochemistry (nearly took Art instead!), then into the world of work

Who is your idol?

Mary Portas

Who is your mentor?

Not sure...

How physically fit are you?

I regularly go to the gym, but I must do more

Which leads to greater success, hard work or ability?

Hard work

What is your IQ?

I used to do lots of online IQ tests when I was younger, all very different answers. Officially I don't know - I'd hope above average

Which famous person are you most like?

I have no idea

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

Pink - I have seen her twice and her tours are AMAZING! So I would see her again...and again...

Do you consider your carbon footprint?

I recycle what I can at home

What was the first car you owned?

A green Vauxhall Corsa, 1.0 L - called Minty Carlo

What's your biggest extravagance?

My car - it was brand new

How politically committed are you?

Not at all

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

I would love to be able to play the piano

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

Ability to cure illness

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. Sun-cream
  2. Hat
  3. Water

I am a natural red head - I need all the protection I can get!

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

My own house…or an Audi TT…hmm that's a tough decision!

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

I love Panama Hatties in Manchester or Tarporley…all dishes and their cocktails

What keeps you going every day?


What is your greatest achievement to date?

Losing 3 stone in 18 months

What has been your greatest disappointment?

Not sure...

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

Renee Zellweger - Bridget Jones style!

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

That's not my Name

What was the last book you read?

One Day

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

Well done! Keep going.

What ambitions do you still have?

I would like to:-

  1. Buy my own house and really make my stamp on it!
  2. Manage a team of people
  3. Go to America

If you lost everything tomorrow, what would you do?

Cry! Go through all the usual stages of dealing with the losses; then pick myself up and build myself a new life!

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