Founder of Focus Resourcing in 2005, Sue has over 25 years’ experience in the recruitment industry and is still as passionate about the industry today as she was back then. Sue is proud to have opened 3 new offices and even more proud of the fact her staff retention is unique in recruitment. Sue highly values her team and they love her hands on approach.
Pastimes: Horse riding and keeping fit
Office and Payroll Manager
Lisa has been with Focus since 2011 and has over 20 years’ experience in the recruitment industry. She oversees our very busy payroll for all 3 sites and her strong attention to detail, knowledge and willingness to help is why we cannot do without her.
Pastimes: Boxercise and family
Jo is our Finance Manager and has over 25 years’ experience in Finance, spanning the IT and Marketing sectors. Jo has worked in a number of small companies as Head of Finance in her career and she enjoys being able to make a real impact in her role. Jo is adept at supporting business teams with finance, so they can focus on business growth.
Pastimes: Pilates and family
Sharon joined Focus in 2011 and has worked in the recruitment industry for nearly 30 years. She has unrivalled knowledge of her clients, candidates, and the local job market. She has covered a wide range of sectors from commercial and marketing, through to finance and HR. Sharon is passionate about her work and has always believed that delivering excellent service to clients and candidates alike has resulted in her building such long term relationships with her clients.
Pastimes: Cold water swimming and travel
Julie joined Focus in 2008 following a career in HR. She has an excellent knowledge of the Reading market place and builds long standing relationships with client and candidates. Julie is passionate about delivering a first-class service to both parties.
Pastimes: Family and travelling
Barbara joined our team in September 2018 and has over 20 years’ experience in business working across recruitment, education, finance and PR. She approaches her role with energy and delights in building strong relationships with her clients and candidates.
Pastimes: Disco’s and cold water swimming
Chloe has recently joined us and has over 2 years’ experience in resourcing. Chloe enjoys searching the market place for candidates and ensuring she obtains the best match possible for our clients. She builds excellent relationships with our candidates and our clients. Chloe is tenacious and determined when it comes to filling our clients roles.
Pastimes: Keep fit and travel
Rachel Joined us in November 2021, having started her career in an IT recruitment role. Rachel takes pride in resourcing the marketplace to find the very best candidates for our clients. She quickly builds candidate and client relationships and enjoys supporting the team.
Pastimes: Competitive dancing & horse riding
Business Development Manager
Cindy joined Focus in 2019 bringing many years of Business Development experience with her. Having worked in a variety of industry sectors, it is no surprise that she’s won multiple accolades and achievement awards on her journey. Cindy builds excellent relationships with our clients across the UK. She is also an Ambassador for Berkshire Community Foundation and supporter of other associations/groups.
Pastimes – Antique Auctions, London History, Travel and Swimming
Head of Security
Wilma joined to oversee security at our Reading office in October 2018, she is great at sniffing out new talent and assessing visitors to the office. She has boundless energy required to work in the recruitment industry.
Pastimes: Bones and long walks
Hannah joined the Focus family in 2014 and has worked in the recruitment industry since 2004. Hannah has always managed a temporary and permanent desk providing one point of contact for her clients and candidates and prides herself on establishing long lasting relationships spanning over 10 years. Specialising in recruiting across all commercial sectors, she often diversifies to fullfil all clients recruitment needs.
Pastimes: Big lover of animals and sewing projects
Resourcer & Business Development Executive
Having already worked as a 360 Recruitment Consultant for over 3 years Shannon is fully aware as to the needs of our clients and candidates. Shannon now supports the entire client and candidate base at the Essex office working closely with the Branch Manager to ensure a smooth and successful recruitment process for all.
Genuinely interested in others (plus loves a good chat), she prides herself on her ability to make others feel comfortable, valued, and heard.
Pastimes: Dancing and keeping fit
Alison has worked at Focus since 2011. She has over 25 years’ experience in Recruitment working 16 years for a large corporate client at a senior level. She is a respected manager and has been responsible for the management and development of the Cardiff team.
Pastimes: Outside work she has been on a diet for last 10 years and try’s anything to keep fit usually a different craze every month!!!
Dan joined Focus Resourcing in 2014. Committed to finding the right professional and cultural fit for his clients and candidates. Maintains superb relationships with clients; understanding their requirements to ensure he finds exactly what they want. Commercially astute, he works across multiple disciplines including, Finance, IT, HR and Marketing. Dan is passionate about developing collaborative relationships with his clients, and really is the partner of choice when it comes to finding your next shining star.
Pastimes: Travelling to exotic places
Administration and Resourcing
Heidi originally joined the Focus family back in 2017 and after an unfortunate break due to the pandemic she is pleased to be back where she belongs! Heidi manages the Administration and Resourcing of the Cardiff Branch and thrives on the diversity and demand of her varied role. She prides herself on her dedication in supporting the consultants and the organisation within branch.
Pastimes: Spending quality time with her family and her newfound interest in fishing!
“We began working with Dan and Focus Resourcing for the first time last year, and have continued to work with them ever since. Not only did they take the time to really understand what we were looking for from our candidate searches, but they also took the time to understand the ethos of our business, and that extra attention to detail meant we managed to find some fantastic candidates who have since excelled in their roles. If you’re looking to work with a recruitment firm that will conduct a tailored search based on your specific needs, we would highly recommend Dan and the team at Focus.”
- Mike Haywood, Sales & Marketing Manager, ECHA Microbiology
“Joining Focus Resourcing was one of the best decisions I made career wise, they really took the time to find out what route I wanted to take after finishing university. They made sure they put me forward for jobs that suited my academic qualifications, skills and personality. I have been in my current position for the past 11 months with no regrets. I know the staff at Focus Resourcing are always on hand to help if I did want to venture into new pastures”
- TONYA WARRICAN Candidate
“You were definitely the most switched on and professional Recruitment Consultant we dealt with. It was very obvious that you knew the industry like the back of your hand - that really stood you apart from most. You sent over candidates who you genuinely knew and understood - matching them to our requirements.”
- CLIENT TESTIMONIAL
“From receipt of the first phone call telling me about a job opportunity to being told I actually had the job only took about 2 weeks. The service I received from Focus Resourcing was excellent and I would not hesitate to recommend you to other people. Keep up the good work.”
- IRENE MCCRYSTAL Candidate
“Since inviting Focus Resourcing to join our preferred list of recruitment agencies, we have built an effective working partnership. This relationship has grown through the professional and effective handling of our vacancies. Focus Resourcing understand our organisations culture and resourcing requirements, which enables them to select suitable candidates. The service provided is always friendly and reliable and instils confidence that Focus Resourcing will always deliver a top quality service.”
- CLIENT TESTIMONIAL
“I have been working with the team at Focus Resourcing for two years now, on and off. The team are amazing. My Consultant Julie Harding has been so wonderful and friendly, always bringing amazing service and awesome connections to help me progress in my career, whilst propelling me into even greater working environments. I can't recommend Julie & the team at Focus Resourcing enough for all they have done for me, in the time I have had the pleasure of working with them, I have only experienced positive movements into awesome job roles with great offices, marvellous teams and wonderful managers. The team at Focus Resourcing are attentive to the needs and skills of the individual, and very supportive.”
- CANDIDATE TESTIMONIAL
“I have worked with Focus on a number of vacancies and have been very impressed with the friendly manner in which they work and the professionalism they apply at all times. It has been a breath of fresh air finding a company that only puts forward the best candidates.”
- CLIENT TESTIMONIAL
“I have worked with Focus Resourcing on a number of different administrative and secretarial roles, all of which we have successfully recruited to. The service we have received has been first class, with good communication at all times and a focus on delivering our requirements. It is a pleasure to work with a recruitment agency who get to know their clients and understand the roles they are helping to recruit for. I am happy to recommend them to any company that wishes to work with people who act as if they are a part of your HR team in making sure what they do adds value”
- HR MANAGER James Cowper Kreston
“Thank you Rachelle and Julie for researching my skills (and personality), and matching me to an excellent role which met all of my criteria. Your professionalism, knowledge of the client, encouragement and support throughout the interviewing process was second to none. I would not hesitate to recommend Focus to both candidates and clients seeking an effective recruitment solution.”
- ESTELLE HICKS-BENNETT Candidate
“Barbara, thank you so much for all your help in getting me my dream job! You listened and advised and didn’t push me or make me feel uncomfortable at all. Talking to you was a pleasure and you always made me feel at ease. I really, really do appreciate all your help and hard work! Once again thank you so much my fairy job mother, one very happy girl over here!”
- CANDIDATE TESTIMONIAL
“Focus resourcing have been an important partner for our recruitment needs, sourcing difficult to find talent in a candidate-driven market to support the growth of our company. I go to Focus because they are genuinely not like other agencies; they truly understand our business. When I pick up the phone to one of their fabulous team I feel like I’m speaking to a colleague, not a supplier. Their standards of candidate care set them apart from the rest of the industry; I know our candidates will have a positive experience with Focus which is an important part of my company’s employer branding and recruitment strategy. Don’t hesitate to call Sharon, Rachelle or one of the amazing team if you’re hiring in Reading and beyond.”
- HR Advisor, PegasusLife
We are passionate about recruitment and really care about our clients and candidates. Our approach is based on getting to know you and your requirements so we can more effectively find the right fit for you. You won’t ever find us wasting our client’s time or coming up with irrelevant job roles for candidates – our top priority is seeking the perfect match, whether it be the perfect job or the perfect candidate.
We believe that growing a long term relationship with our clients is key to effective recruitment and adding value, that is why you will always have the same dedicated member of our team to support you.