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  • Focus Group Sussex Bath Race

    The Great Sussex Bath Race 2017

    21.06.17

    On one of the hottest days of the year, it was a perfect day for The Great Sussex Bath Race. Team Focus and others teams in the community, showed courage and determination as the race took place on Sunday 18 June. The annual event, held in Chichester, raised over £10,000 for the Chestnut Tree House and Lifecentre, to support the outstanding work they do for children and adults in Sussex.

    Team Focus battled their way to the Grand Final, but came short of winning the title on the day. Looking forward to next year’s race…! Well done to all involved, a great day for great causes.

  • We celebrate Bethany (Bezzi) Foley and Rachel Murray’s 5 & 7 years with Focus Group

    We celebrate Bethany (Bezzi) Foley and Rachel Murray’s 5 & 7 years with Focus Group

    02.06.17

    As we celebrate this great occasion and incredible service at Focus Group, we took a moment to ask Bezzi and Rachel some questions about their time at Focus Group...

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    Bezzi: Senior Credit Controller

    How has your job changed since you first joined?

    I started here just a week after my 18th birthday. It was my first proper job and I’d just finished ‘A-levels’ at college. I started my role as a Junior Office Assistant. It was a steep learning curve for me as this was my first job. I learnt a lot whilst working across different areas of the business, as my skills were in high demand! Having moved across a few departments, I settled in Accounts.

    What attracted you to join Focus Group?

    I was in the right place at the right time. My mum saw an advertisement that Focus had placed on Gumtree. It looked a great opportunity and I applied. I was invited for an interview and the rest is history!

    What do you love about Focus Group?

    The opportunities I’ve been given and the knowledge I’ve gained. From day one, staff were very accommodating and welcoming, especially as it was my first job. I’ve had the support to develop my skills and have been fortunate to gain a Diploma in Credit Control and Debt Management, sponsored by Focus. It didn’t stop there, as I am now part way through a Credit Management course, which is also sponsored by Focus.

    My employers know me by name rather than an employee number, but that maybe because I joined 5 years ago and there were just 40 employees then. But they haven’t forgotten my name!

    I was a youngster when I joined and I’m now about to get my first mortgage, a large part of getting this has been the stability and security of working here. I’m generally a more confident person now and a big part of that has been the Focus culture, which is great.

    What’s your highlight?

    There are too many so I’ll mention a few. Being in the Accounts Department and the good friendships I’ve built. The out of office events and rewards, including department nights out, summer parties, Christmas parties, dress-down Fridays. Inter Company Cup Games (Olympic Games was the best), and Paul Tolhurst’s bonfire night. Not forgetting the numerous charity events we take part in.


    Rachel Murray: Assistant Management Accountant

    How has your job changed since you first joined?

    I started as a part-time Credit Controller where I introduced new processes to the Accounts Department. My role evolved over time and I moved to a role in Purchase Ledger (paying suppliers) which I did for about four years. I then progressed to being the Management Accountant’s Assistant which is what my role is today. When I joined Focus our office was at the Hove Tech Centre and there were just 30 staff then (there’s now 300 employees) and I was the 4th person in the Accounts Department. Initially, I helped Pier Recruitment and Select, both companies of Focus Group, helping them to set up the Accounts side of things. It really is great to be part of the Focus journey.

    What attracted you to join Focus?

    Focus was recommended to me by Darren Gander, who I already knew. I loved the relaxed laidback culture. The job was also local to me and offered on a Part-time basis of 3 days per week. This suited my personal situation with young children, at the time.

    What do you love about your current role and Focus?

    I enjoy working with all the different related companies in the Focus portfolio and the variety that it brings. I’ve also increased my working hours to full-time and the flexibility with my working requirements, to reach full time employment, is down to Focus. I’m grateful of the stability I have in my career. I’m inspired by the willingness that Focus has had to move with the times and keeping current. This company is very good at giving people opportunities.

    What’s your highlight at Focus?

    I came 2nd in the Inter-Company Cup Quiz (not that I’m competitive!!). I’ve also gained a qualification whilst working at Focus CIPP (Certificate in Payroll Practitioner), sponsored by Focus. The social nights out are great fun and have lots of stories to tell!

  • Focus Group FC

    Focus Group FC beat Ideal Networks 7-0 in an enthralling game at Lancing, the home of the County FA.

    17.05.17

    They say football is a game of two halves but this one turned out to be a game of the first 10 minutes and then the remaining 70 (yes we only played 80 minutes as we are all too unfit to last 90)...

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    Ideal networks started well exploiting the rustiness of the back 4, 3 of the back 4 thought they were playing up top.

    Ralph Gilbert who has made many a great managerial decision in the boardroom made his greatest ever choice and after ten minutes, in a bold move made 3 substitutions, this led to Focus FC getting a better grip on the game and we started playing football.

    Shortly afterwards Ralph scored our first goal and from there we looked the more dominant team. Jamie Connolly popped up with the 2nd and after some good play the BHAFC legend Kerry Mayo made it 3 nil. We entered the break feeling confident and definitely out of breath.

    The second half started well and before we knew it that man Mayo stepped up with his second a clinical finish with his left foot. At this point Man of the Match Jordan Keen was skinning more people than Bear Grylls has sheep. Jordan scored his first at 5-0 the opposition were still pushing on trying to score a consolation goal, from a well worked Corner Ben Milligan scored a volley that flew in the bottom corner (some say of his shin but he is denying this). Conor Wilkins crashed a free kick off the crossbar and this was followed by some good saves from their keeper. Jordan then added his second after a great run with a cute finish from a tight angle. With the clock running down James Baker was sent off for a rash challenge that left the winger in a crumpled heap on the floor.

    Overall a great game and a real crowd pleaser, we now aim to push on and find more challengers.

  • Chloe Gorbell Five Years at Focus Group

    04.05.17

    Chloe Gorbell (left) Five Years at Focus Group

    As we celebrate Chloe’s 5 years of service at Focus Group, we took a moment to ask Chloe some questions about her time at Focus Group, her career progression and some of her greatest achievements.

    How has your job changed since you joined Focus all those years ago?

    My time at Focus has been great! I joined as an Internal Account Manager and after learning about the industry and Focus Group I am now a Senior Field Sales Manager. As the industry has evolved, I’ve been trained on new products and services allowing me to further my career and help others. I have also taken on a mentor role to some of my colleagues and I find this really rewarding.

    What attracted you to join Focus Group?

    Its great reputation. I have known about Focus Group since the beginning, a few of my friends worked here and I’d been watching the exciting journey Focus has been on and wanted to be a part of it.

    What do you love about your current role and/or Focus Group?

    Being a part of the Focus brand and having the ability to deliver excellent customer service. I love being part of an expanding company, it’s exciting. My role is varied and I really enjoy that aspect, sometimes I am in the office and other times I’m on the road meeting clients.

    If someone you know was thinking of applying here, what would you say to them?

    If you’re willing to work hard and want a varied role, then go for it!

    What is your highlight at Focus?

    There have been a lot and it’s difficult to pin it down to one so here’s a few… Going to Award Ceremonies, taking part in the office social functions (especially the Harlem Shake and Ice Bucket Challenge), having a baby and it not impacting my role and most of all being a valued member of staff.

  • Cameron Balfour’s Five Years at Focus Group

    13.03.17

    Cameron Balfour’s Five Years at Focus Group

    As we celebrate Cameron Balfour’s five years of service at Focus Group, we took a moment to ask Cameron some questions about his time at Focus Group, his career progression and some of his greatest achievements.

    ined Focus all those years ago?

    I initially came to Focus as an apprentice for Focus IT, which involved supporting customers day to day IT needs as well as Focus’ internal IT requirements. After a year as an apprentice I was offered a full time position on the IT helpdesk which I continued to do until my skills had developed enough to join engineering team, my job now involves visiting customers both for support and installation of new IT equipment and software.

    What attracted you to join Focus Group?

    When I came for my first interview, I could see that it was a young and rapidly growing company with plenty of opportunities for career progression.

    What do you love about your current role?

    I am someone who likes variety which is plentiful in my current role, no two days are the same and I am constantly learning new things about new products and technologies.

    If someone you know was thinking of applying here, what would you say to them?

    I would say if you are looking for a role with plenty of opportunities to grow as a professional, develop new skills and work with highly motivated, friendly and supportive people then Focus is the place for you!

    What is your career highlight at Focus?

    If I had to name one thing I would probably say it was being offered a full time position at the end of my apprenticeship, for me that indicated the beginning of my career in the IT and telecommunications industry. That said, there have been countless highlight’s from the diversity of my role to the incredible people I’ve gotten to work with over the past 5 years!

  • Focus Group WINS the Sussex Beacon Corporate Relay

    27.02.17

    Focus Group WINS the Sussex Beacon Corporate Relay

    Months of training in the lead up to the Sussex Beacon Corporate Relay has paid off with Focus Group winning 1st place! The event took place as part of the Brighton Half Marathon to raise money for the Sussex Beacon. The Sussex Beacon provides specialist care and support for people living with HIV, with their specialist care unit based in Brighton. It’s not too late to sponsor, if you’d like to donate to this worthy cause please visit http://www.justgiving.com/FocusGroup2017. Many thanks

  • Darren Gander’s Ten Years at Focus Group

    Darren Gander’s Ten Years at Focus Group

    05.01.16

    As we celebrate Darren Gander’s ten years of service at Focus Group, we took a moment to ask Darren some questions about his time at Focus Group, his career progression and some of his greatest achievements.

    How has your job changed since you joined Focus all those years ago?

    I initially came to Focus to assist with the launch of Focus Mobile, which involved selling into our existing customer base as well as bringing on new clients. As the department evolved, I moved into a more technical support role whilst still managing and maintaining the long-standing relationships that we have built today.

    What attracted you to join Focus Group?

    Focus was a fresh young company that had a clear desire to succeed in business and having known both the Directors, Ralph Gilbert and Chris Goodman, for some time, I knew that it wouldn’t be long until I saw the company grow into what it is today.

    What do you love about your current role?

    It’s always pleasing to see customers who started with me 10 years ago, who are still with Focus today. I have built up strong relationships with them. I also enjoy the technical aspect of the job as it keeps my ageing brain in gear!

    If someone you know was thinking of applying here, what would you say to them?

    If you are willing to work hard and be rewarded for it then Focus could well be what you are looking for. There is lots of fun to be had and I have always found the company to be both supportive and generous.

    What is your career highlight at Focus?

    Seeing Focus Mobile develop into a very successful business within Focus Group has been great. I’d like to say a big thank you to Focus for the last ten years and here’s to the next ten!

  • 30.11.16

    Focus Group does the Mannequin Challenge!

    "For a fast growing company, standing still is never easy".

  • Focus on top!!

    Focus on top!!

    11.10.16

    Our brave Kilimanjaro team, who carried out an incredible journey to summit Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa, completed their mission in the early hours of Sunday morning! The journey took the team 8 tough days of climbing, in extreme and gruelling conditions, to reach the top of the tallest free-standing mountain in the world. The Focus Team embarked on this adventure to raise money in support of ‘St Wilfrid’s Hospice’ and the ‘Teenage Cancer Trust’. Congratulations to all who took part, especially our very own Chris Goodman and Lee Aylward.

    Click here to sponsor Chris and Elaine

    Click here to sponsor Lee

  • Russell Clarke's 10 Years at Focus

    Russell Clarke's 10 Years at Focus

    28.06.16

    One of Focus Group’s longest-serving employees, Russell Clarke, is celebrating his 10th year anniversary with the company since joining us in 2006! We took a moment to ask Russell some questions about his time here, his career progression and some of his greatest achievements.

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  • Pushing the boundaries for businesses

    Pushing the boundaries for businesses

    14.04.16

    As official sponsors of the Boundary Rooms at the Sussex County Cricket Club, James Baker and Seb Birch of Focus Group attended the SCCC Press & Media Day with the SCCC 1st XI squad! Players and sponsors gathered and with the cricket season just around the corner, there was a vibrant atmosphere for the upcoming matches!

  • Focus Christmas Party

    Focus Group

    02.12.15

    Focus Group get festive and celebrate a successful year at this year’s staff Christmas party. Owners Ralph Gilbert and Chris Goodman hosted the mask themed Christmas party for their staff to say thanks for their hard work and to kick-off the festive activities. The evening was held on Brighton seafront at the Brighton Music Hall with the main event taking place in three very festive teepee’s..

  • The China Challenge

    The Damon Bates Sweepstake

    28.10.15

    We are very proud of Chris and Elaine Goodman for completing their incredible journey along the Great Wall of China. The whole group of volunteers managed to raise over £95,000 between them for the Chestnut Tree House. A big well done to all of you.

  • Chris and Elaine Goodman are on their four week countdown to the China Challenge on 10th – 18th October!

    China Challenge

    11.09.15

    With just four weeks between them and their trek along the Great Wall of China, Chris and Elaine have been monstrously busy with raising money, training and creating awareness to support the Chestnut Tree House Hospice for Children – the only one in Sussex, also serving areas of Kent.

    Having raised a whopping £5,000, they need just another £600 to reach their target. The amazing donation of £5,600 in its entirety will go to the Chestnut Tree House, as Chris and Elaine are paying for their own places on the trip.

    Through blood, sweat, tears and laughter, Elaine and Chris have been hosting fundraising events and activities, including Car Boot Sales, Nearly New Sales, Pub Quizzes, Pony Rides and Fund Raising Parties. Additionally a member of staff at Focus donated his sponsorship from his 100 mile bike ride challenge to this cause.

    Please help Chris and Elaine achieve their target and make a donation here.

  • The Damon Bates Sweepstake

    The Damon Bates Sweepstake

    25.08.15

    After finishing a marathon for the Chestnut Tree House earlier in the year, Damon Bates wanted to give himself a bigger challenge and an opportunity to raise even more money for this fantastic local charity. As Damon knows, Chris Goodman; Focus Group Director is preparing for his own challenge to help raise money for CTH. Chris will be hiking along The Great Wall of China with his wife Elaine and they have set themselves the task of raising £5,600. In order to help raise this mammoth amount Damon set himself the challenge of cycling 100 miles around North West Wales, through Snowdonia. This would be no ordinary bike ride, firstly he was riding 100 miles... completely solo, and not only that he would be climbing steep hills of 20% elevation!! We created a sweepstake so that people could guess what time he would finish and have the chance in winning some great prizes!

    Damon made the journey in an amazing 8hrs 23 minutes and had also managed to raise a whopping £255!!

  • The Great Sussex Bath Race

    The Great Sussex Bath Race

    21.07.15

    For the 3rd year running, Focus Group has participated in the ever popular bath race held in Arundle.

    This commendable event raises money for the Chestnut Tree house and Life Centre, where both charities are based in Sussex.

    Not only did our Focus team, JP Peters, Steve Gingell, Damon Bates and Emily Adams, raise a whopping £2,000 – we’ve helped to increase awareness of the above charities, by demonstrating our expert raft building whilst dressed as minions! We were placed at 3rd, a few steps up the ladder of 6th place last year. Let’s see if we can beat our best place from 2013 when we came 2nd, when we compete at next year’s event.

  • Focus Group pay for Wednesday 20 May 2015

    Focus Group pay for Wednesday 20 May 2015

    20.05.15

    The cost of all care services at Chestnut Tree House on Wednesday 20 May have been paid for by Focus Group.
    A day's care at Chestnut Tree House costs £6,850.
    Thank you so much to everyone at Focus Group from all of us at Chestnut Tree House for your continued support and generosity.

    Chris Goodman and Ralph Gilbert, Co-founders of Focus Group, are advocates of the Chestnut Tree House and are passionate about helping such an important and worthy cause.

  • Focus Group dress up to raise money for a great cause

    Focus Group dress up to raise money for a great cause

    06.05.15

    Staff at Focus Group dressed up as their favourite Super Hero to raise money and awareness for Chris and Elaine Goodman’s China Challenge for the Chestnut Tree House.

    Chris and Elaine will join Chestnut Trees’ team of China Challengers and will explore the mysteries of the Great Wall. Please show your support for this great cause by making a donation – www.focus-grp.co.uk/china

    For more information about this event please visit: www.chestnut-tree-house.org.uk/china

  • Focus Group Sponsors Sussex County Cricket Club

    Focus Group Sponsors Sussex County Cricket Club

    01.02.15

    Sussex County Cricket Club have announced that Focus Group are the new sponsors of the Boundary Rooms, following the confirmation of a three-year sponsorship deal.

    The Boundary Rooms, which are situated in the south-east corner of The BrightonandHoveJobs.com County Ground, are a focal point for both matchday and non-matchday activity at the Club, and will now be known as The Focus Group Boundary Rooms.

  • Penny Farthing Club Goes for Round Two!

    Penny Farthing Club Goes for Round Two!

    19.11.14

    A few months ago, Focus started up its very own Penny Farthing Club. After eccentrically taking to the Brighton promenade, they recently headed over to Steyning Leisure Centre for some more training on the vintage bicycles.

  • Halloween in the Focus Office

    Halloween in the Focus Office

    31.10.14

    Driving to work dressed as a serial killer isn’t the most usual start to a Friday, but since it’s Halloween a few dark enthusiasts provided some office entertainment for the day.

  • Focus 10 Year Party

    13.10.14

    Focus 10 Year Party 1

    Focus Group are is in their 10th year of business, and what better way to celebrate a birthday than throw a party?

    On the 10th October (10th of the 10th of course) the Focus staff and suppliers were invited to a party held at the Grand Hotel in Brighton. There was a champagne reception, followed by a live band! There was also a photo booth, casino tables and of course plenty of alcohol.

    Ralph, one of the co-owners commented - ‘the company wouldn’t be where it was today if it wasn’t for the strong team of employees we have at Focus, as well as celebrating 10 years of the Group, we also wanted to thank our staff.’

  • Focus Take Part In Charity Gamma Ball Rally

    17.09.14

    Focus Take Part In Charity Gamma Ball Rally

    Focus took part in the Gamma Ball Rally at the weekend- organised by one of our major suppliers. The event raised over £95,000 for two chosen charities which split is 50/50- ATE Ghana, which helps children get access to education and Honeypot, a charity helping vulnerable children and young carers.

    Focus entered 2 teams – 'Jaguar Skills' and 'The Mavericks', who had to make their way to Dublin in a car of their choice - costing no more than £500. The 30 teams taking part did challenges along the way including go karting and track racing, and ended the trip with a black tie dinner and auction.

    Sarah Gardner for ATE said 'we are a very young charity, only starting up 18 months ago, so to receive such a huge donation will make a wonderful difference to the work we do in Ghana'.

    Ralph Gilbert from Focus Group said 'it was a brilliant few days, we hope more and more people will become involved each year to help raise money for what are great causes'.

  • A Hole in One for Focus

    12.09.14

    A Hole in One for Focus

    The annual Chestnut Tree House Golf Day fundraiser took place last week at the East Sussex National Golf Course. Focus entered 3 players into the day - Luke Hunt, Director of our Network Services division and Chris & Ralph, company owners.

    The day kicked off with breakfast followed by a 18 holes of golf, an evening of entertainment and a charity auction, but the real highlight of the day was when Chris Goodman got a hole in one on the 8th hole, which had a par of 3. Ecstatic doesn't quite cut it as a description for how Chris reacted when he realised he had hit a hole in one!

    Fundraiser Hannah from Chestnut Tree House said "It created quite a buzz around the dinner tables that evening". All in all a great day and most importantly, over £11,000 was raised for Chestnut Tree House, the only children's hospice in Sussex, which cares for over 300 children and young adults from 0-19 years of age with progressive life-shortening conditions from East and West Sussex, Brighton & Hove City, Portsmouth City and South East Hampshire.

  • Focus Summer Party!

    18.08.14

    On Saturday, Chris Goodman kindly hosted the annual Focus Summer Party.

    Every year Focus Group thank their staff by hosting a summer garden party at the bosses house.

    Thankfully the rain held off for the entire day in Upper Beeding, so everyone could enjoy the festivities which included inflatables, archery, live music, a hectic game of rounders a BBQ and plenty of drinks were consumed from the bar.

    Safe to say there was plenty of sore heads evident whilst cleaning up the mess the next day!

  • Focus Energy Sponsor the One Day Cricket Cup Match – Sussex V Durham

    05.08.14

    Focus Energy Sponsor the One Day Cricket Cup Match – Sussex V Durham

    We recently offered customers the chance to win full hospitality tickets to the Sussex V Durham match at the Sussex County Cricket Ground.

    Our four lucky winners met us down at the SCCC for a full day of food, drink and some brilliant cricket – the match ended with Sussex batting their way to an unexpected victory.

    Whilst we were there, we had over 150 entries into two different competitions – one to win a signed cricket bat and the other to win a year's supply of free electricity. Howzat!

  • Focus 'Have a Heart'

    07.06.14

    Focus 'Have a Heart'

    Focus Group entered two football teams into the 'Sussex Have a Heart' charity football tournament. There was a total of ten teams, and after a tiring morning, it came down to our Focus A-Team and B-Team in the playoff for 3rd place.

    It came down to penalties and our A-Team took the win! The tournament raised a total of £850.00.

  • Focus sponsor Brighton v Blackburn match at The Amex!

    10.11.13

    Focus sponsor Brighton v Blackburn match at The Amex!

    Focus Group sponsored Brighton & Hove Albions football match at the Amex on Saturday. The Albion played Blackburn Rovers and finished with a 3-0 victory! This being their first home win since mid-September, we like to think that our sponsorship, gave them a splash of luck!

    A full day of hospitality was well underway by the afternoon for Chris, Ralph and 10 other members of Focus at the 1901 Club's Platinum Bupa Lounge, including a 'behind the scenes' dressing room tour, a champagne reception and a three course meal.

    With sweepstakes running through the team, there was plenty of celebrating when Barnes scored a penalty in the first half! Caskey scored shortly into the second half with a header in the 56th minute, followed by a close-range goal from Barnes to secure a confident win.

    It was decided that since Ashley Barnes had scored his first league goal of the season and also scored his 50th goal for the team, as well as leading Brighton to a win, we were privileged to award him with Man of the Match.

    A great day was had by all! "Seagulls!"

    Focus sponsor Brighton v Blackburn match at The Amex!

    Focus sponsor Brighton v Blackburn match at The Amex!

  • A Fright for Focus in aid of The Martlets Hospice

    9.11.13

    Team on stairs

    Over the weekend 16 brave members of staff spent the evening, which stretched well into the early hours, at the notoriously haunted Old Brighton Cells housed in the eerie basement of Brighton's town hall, and if an abandoned Victorian prison isn't scary enough for you, Brighton's first Chief Inspector Henry Solomon, was murdered here in 1844 by one of the inmates!

    The team immersed themselves into the centre of the city's most dramatic ghost story, which granted them an access all areas pass to the darkest recesses of the jail, not normally open to the public.

    In order to raise as much money as possible for the cause, the team took with them a fully equipped 'Paranormal Intelligence Gathering Service' (The PIGS) and a 'Medium' in an attempt to catch some spooky evidence! We managed to raise over £2,000 for the local charity, and so far more have more than doubled our original target of £1,000! Thank you to all who donated, there were some definite suspicious goings on in the ghostly lock up.

    The Martlets Hospice cares for over one thousand people living in and around Brighton & Hove, every year, it plays a vital role in helping people to live life as fully as they can right up until the end, and also provides help and support for the families affected.

    Spooky doorway

    Team in the dark

    Scared

  • It's a Knockout at the Sussex County Cricket Club!

    2.9.13

    It's a Knockout at the Sussex County Cricket Club!

    Earlier this week it was The Annual End of Season Players Party at the Sussex County Cricket Club.

    Members of the Players Club and the players themselves get together every year to celebrate the end of the cricket season in style, and this year our Director Chris Goodman took part in the 'It's a Knockout' style occasion. Blending together a combination of penguins, a bouncy castle, foam (a LOT of foam!) and a 'Milk the Cow' challenge - a great day was had by all. The festivities went on well into the evening at the 'Players Club Awards Dinner' where Chris's competitive streak made a final appearance for the day - karaoke, so with true Focus flair he gave a great rendition of Mack the Knife and came in at number one!

  • Newbury to Budapest Charity Rally

    11.9.13

    Gamma Ball

    Earlier this month the Focus Team took on another fundraising challenge – The Gamma Ball Rally. The principle of the rally was to drive a cheap (but in our case classy!) car across Europe from Newbury to Budapest, visiting some infamous racing circuits on the way.

    After a few practice runs around Brands Hatch, Directors Chris and Ralph, Russell from Telecoms and Daryl from Gamma set off in “Valerie the Vectra” (a pimped out 2.5 litre Vauxhall Vectra GSI) and after two days of driving dressed as Abba, the drama of a 180 spin on a very wet Nurburgring (which they swiftly recovered from), and plenty of wining and dining, they finally made it to Budapest in one piece, finishing in 2nd place.

    A fantastic £43,000 was donated to charities East Cheshire Hospice and Action Through Enterprise.

  • Bath time for Focus Team

    28.7.13

    Bath time for Focus Team

    A courageous crew of 4 took part in the inaugural Great Sussex Bath Race on Sunday. Chris Goodman, Ralph Gilbert, Seb Birch & Vicki Rishbeth made up the Focus team, and competed against 13 other crews including Virgin, BA, Natwest, Bentley & John Lewis. Teams were required to build their own rafts from a bath, wooden poles, barrels and rope. After numerous hotly contested heats, Focus Group qualified for the Grand Final in which 6 teams went head-to-head for the coveted prize. In a very tactical race, cheered on by raucous onlookers, the Focus crew came home in a very respectable 2nd place. The team are already discussing raft improvements for next year's event. The event has raised over £13,000 for Chestnut Tree House and LifeCentre. Check out this link for the coverage on ITV news.

  • Focus Team Take On The 3 Peaks Challenge

    18.6.13

    Focus Team Take On The 3 Peaks Challenge

    On 28th June, 11 of our staff will be undertaking the Three Peaks Challenge in an effort to raise money for their chosen charities. The challenge is to climb, and travel between, the tallest mountains in England, Scotland and Wales, within 24 hours. They have been training hard and no doubt their determination will make this adventure a successful and fulfilling experience for everyone involved. See our dedicated website for more info, blogs and an opportunity to donate -

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