- CEO and Founder
Charles’ vision is focused on the creation of a business that delivers an exemplary service to clients and candidates alike. While his responsibilities are firmly focused on the strategic direction of the business against the ever changing world of commerce, Charles is never far from his first passion of Information Technology. A sector he has affectionately grown and championed over the past 20 years. An avid networker and significant linchpin for many client organisations and senior execs who have come to trust his judgement.
Whilst spare time is at a premium, Charles devotes some of that time to his four children, all of whom have his competitive nature. Despite his ageing years, he still plays competitive football, albeit for the veteran’s team and much to his annoyance he is still a ‘work in progress’ on the golf course.
- Operations Director
Martin is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the operations within the business as well as leading the ‘Search Team’ in Insurance and Commercial Banking. He is particularly adept at senior appointments and has an extensive network within our field of specialisms.
A county badminton player, ok that was a few years ago, but he still loves his sport and is an advocate of Sky Sports. Martin also caught the property renovation bug at 18 when he brought his first house and has recently completely demolished his current property to have it rebuilt! He is a family man with two sons, one of whom emigrated in Jan 2016 and two autistic step sons. He is now also a proud grandad!!!
- Financial Controller
Vanessa is responsible for all aspects of the company's financial management including payroll, invoicing, reconciliation, accounts, VAT and debt recovery.
The ‘management’ of her 4 teenager children consumes the majority of Vanessa’s limited spare time, coupled with her talent of “up cycling” old furniture into a shabby chic style masterpiece is her passion.
The Focus Search and Selection Specialist Consultancy Team
- Recruitment Manager
After 21 years in Retail Management and training, Paula is bringing her customer-centric approach to the world of FinTech and Payment Solutions Recruitment.
Passionate about delivering best-in-class customer service to both clients and candidates, Brand Paula brings experience, enthusiasm (and sometimes cakes!).
In her spare time, Paula likes exploring the UK and can now get round a National Trust property in under 40 minutes. She is obsessed with interior design and has recently renovated her house, and is drawn to sparkly things like a magpie!
Ross O'Loughin - Associate Director - Wealth & Investment Management
Ross has over 10 years' experience as a Recruitment Manager within financial services, Ross has a wealth of knowledge within the industry and believes in building strong relationships with both individuals and clients. As of April 2020 Ross has been promoted to Associate Director and is ejyoing his new role within the company.
Outside of work he is kept busy spending time with his son Max, daughter Mia and wife Clare, although he does also like the ‘odd’ round of golf too at the weekends (weather dependent!). He enjoys most sports, both playing and watching, especially football and plays for his local Veterans football team who play once a month which suits him fine!
- Legal Search Consultant
Julie works at Focus as a Legal Search Consultant (industry and practice) and strives to build strong relationships and provide excellent service to both clients and candidates. Julie is a keen Masters swimmer and a member of a local gym. She is also a passionate gardener, practices Iyengar yoga, speaks conversational French, sings in a choir, plays the piano and in her spare time enjoys power walking/running! Julie also loves her family. She has two sons, both wonderful but sadly autistic. As a consequence, Julie has a significant amount of specialist knowledge concerning autism and other disabilities. She also has two step-sons and a beautiful baby step-grandson.
- Business Support Manager