Nottingham-based Focus Consultants opens new office in Newark

25 July 2018 3 min. read
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A Nottingham-headquartered consultancy has opened a new office following a boost to business across the region. Focus Consultants has opened an additional office in Newark, after the firm won a number of new contracts in the area.

Founded in 1994, Focus Consultants are a medium sized enterprise with approximately 60 staff operating out of offices in Nottingham, Leicester, London and Lincolnshire.  The firm focuses on funding & economic development, project management, chartered surveying and energy consulting, and boasts an annual turnover of more than £4 million. The firm is pursuing plans for future growth, the latest chapter of which has seen Focus open a new office in the Midlands.

The consulting firm’s new base is in Newark-on-Trent, following the business’ appointment as quantity surveyor for the proposed conservation and repair work due to be undertaken at Newark Castle. Focus is also working as a project manager on the £3 million Southwell Minster Leaves of Southwell project, a National Lottery-funded project aimed at protecting and better presenting the late 13th century stone carvings of plants, animals and green men which decorate the Minster’s Chapter House. Alongside this, Focus is undertaking work on a number of housing projects in Newark and Balderton, as well as a range of NHS projects in Grantham, Boston and Lincoln.

Nottingham-based Focus Consultants opens new office in Newark

The new office, based at Beacon Hill Office Park, is next door to Focus’ sister company, Midland Energy Services, in which Focus acquired a controlling interest in 2016. The Newark locale is Focus’ fifth branch, and will be led by chartered surveyor Chris Smith, who has been promoted to Associate at the firm.

Focus Partner Kevin Osbon, also a Director of MES, said, of the move, "We are very pleased to be launching our fifth office for Focus Consultants, as the company continues to expand. It will allow us to forge closer ties with MES, working together for the benefit of our clients, particularly in areas of compliance such as ‘rights of light’ and party wall surveying. The new office in Newark will also be the perfect base from which to handle the growing number of high-profile contract appointments that Focus has won in the locality. The Focus team would like to congratulate Chris Smith on his promotion and new role, and we look forward to increasing our business presence within the Newark area."

Focus joins a number of consultancies looking to expand in the broader Nottinghamshire area. Engineering consultancy Howard Ward Associates opened a new Nottingham office in March 2018, while fellow engineering firm Travis Baker doubled the size of its Nottingham office in the spring.