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Focus Management Consultants Limited welcomes appointment trio

The Cheshire-based company has consolidated its position with the arrival of three industry specialists, as they continue to build upon the business’s recent successes.

Possessing a wealth of high-level experience, Charlotte Britland joins Focus Management Consultants Limited from Dairy Crest where she fulfilled a seven-year role as Research and Development Manager, across all cream and milk products. With an impressive former client list, Charlotte’s key customers included major supermarket chains M&S, Waitrose, Tesco and Morrisons. Food specialist Charlotte has also held roles with County Milk Products Ltd and Country Bakery.

Lucy Mckinna-Whitby is rejoining the team, after taking a career break, having previously worked at Focus Management Consultants Limited. Before joining the business as a RecruitmentConsultant, Lucy had forged a strong career in product development, where she had responsibility for developing a wide range of chilled added-value products.

Following hot on the heels of last month’s announcement regarding the firm’s overseas expansion into larger offices in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Daisy Dupree has joined FocusManagement Consultants Limited’s Dubai office as a Senior Recruitment Consultant.

With five years senior post-education experience branching across the UK and UAE, Daisy boasts a strong client contact-base spanning the wider GCC and South Asia region.

Daisy joins the firm from Hult International Business School, where she was Director of Recruitment for South Asia. Prior to this she held senior consultant roles at Morgan McKinley Dubai and SRSConsulting in London

Focus Management Consultants Limited has seen a significant 26% like for like growth in revenue for the calendar year to 31 December 2014. This recent expansion will facilitate the business in achieving its ambitious turnover targets for the current year

The business, which has been successfully trading since 1990, has a head office in Bollington, Cheshire and three additional UK offices, as well as the Middle East operation in Dubai.

Stephen Jones, Co-founder and Director at Focus Management Consultants Limited, commented: “The latest appointments will reaffirm our leading position as the principal recruiter in the food and drink industry.

“Charlotte and Lucy will assist us to retain our competitive edge at the UK head office, whilst Daisy’s arrival will consolidate our newly expanded office presence in Dubai.

“It is an exciting time at Focus Management Consultants Limited as we continue to grow both in the UK and internationally.”

With 95% client referrals, Focus Management Consultants Limited boasts a vast client portfolio and has long-term relationships with global grocery retailers, manufacturers and food service brands such as Bakkavor, John West, A B Mauri, Nando’s, Ella’s Kitchen and Rational.

Founded by Stephen Jones and Michael Staniland in 1990, Focus Management Consultants Limited is dedicated to supplying the food and drink industry with effective recruitment solutions in areas such as HR, product development, operations, purchasing and commercial.

In 2009 the business restructured to establish dedicated divisions to meet the needs of the growing demand for its services, here in the UK and abroad. It currently has seven unique brands:

•         Focus Management for permanent food jobs in all disciplines up to &pound100k

•         Focus Graduates for graduate food jobs

•         Focus Chefs for NPD chef jobs

•         Focus Select for senior and board level food jobs

•         Focus Interim for interim food jobs

•         Focus International for international food jobs outside the UK

•         Focus Ingredients for ingredients and flavours opportunities at all levels

Focus Management Consultants Limited is also a co-founder of the International Food Recruitment Alliance – a consortium of six like-minded food and beverage recruitment consultancies based throughout Europe to provide more choice to clients and candidates on the global food recruitment stage.

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