Expansion & acquisition for Focus Management Consultants
Centrally managed from its Bollington, Cheshire based head office, the food and drink resourcing recruitment firm has seen its strongest ever quarter with an impressive 30% like for like uplift on last year, and with year on year growth predicted to now hit 20% for their financial year ending June 2015.
Stephen Jones, co-founder and director at Focus Management Consultants Limited, explained, “We have witnessed substantial growth since the start of the calendar year. The business anticipates further acceleration on this uplift as a consequence of team headcount expansion which, I am happy to advise, will continue with further new appointments across 2015, targeting those consultants who wish to work for an ambitious market leader.
Moreover we will potentially consolidate further by reviewing strategic options for the business to create value. These include the potential acquisition of another food and beverage recruitment consultancy to expand upon our presence and generate synergies.”
The business, which has been successfully trading since 1990 has in addition to its Cheshire head office three additional UK locations, as well as the Middle East operation in Dubai.
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 that are growing rapidly themselves.
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 £100k
• 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.