Fo­cus group puts record trade suc­cess on menu

Macclesfield Express - - BUSINESS - KAREN BRIT­TON

ARECRUITMENT firm is cel­e­brat­ing a record trad­ing pe­riod.

Fo­cus Man­age­ment Con­sul­tants Limited, re­cruit­ment spe­cial­ist in the food and drink in­dus­try which has a head of­fice in Bolling­ton, has seen its strong­est ever quar­ter with a 30 per cent in­crease on last year. Year on year growth is pre­dicted to hit 20pc for the fi­nan­cial year end­ing June 2015.

Stephen Jones, co­founder and direc­tor, said: “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 will con­tinue with fur­ther new ap­point­ments across 2015.”

Mr Jones said the firm is look­ing to buy an­other food and bev­er­age re­cruit­ment con­sul­tancy as part of its ex­pan­sion.

He said: “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.”

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●● Fo­cus Man­age­ment Con­sul­tants Limited, with of­fice in Bolling­ton, Macclesfield, cel­e­brates a record trad­ing pe­riod and an­nounces its in­ter­est in a peer ac­qui­si­tion.

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