Fiona McCarthy

Fiona McCarthy

Director

I am an experienced professional with a demonstrated history of working within sales across a variety of industries. I have recently joined my husband as a co-Director in his growing new recruitment business, Focus 5 Recruitment.

We help growing tech businesses in the North West through key stages of their growth plans by bringing the right people into their businesses.

We do this predominantly within tech, marketing, digital and sales roles…and we do this with passion and fun! The only way to work!

Chris McCarthy

Chris McCarthy

Director

I am an experienced Senior Recruiter working across the Marketing, Digital and Sales sectors. I focus on exclusive and retained campaigns for tech businesses in the North West and find elusive, passive talent who help grow and take businesses forward. From Senior BDMs to Heads of Marketing and CTOs, if you’re looking in the Marketing, Digital or Tech Sales sectors I’d be keen to chat!

I have 20 years + experience in recruitment and have found success by maintaining open and honest lines of communication with candidates and clients alike.

Becky Swindell

Becky Swindell

I love to work with people and to problem solve! This has definitely shaped my CV; I have over twelve years’ experience in Sales and Customer facing roles, including within the financial, travel and tourism and pharmaceutical sectors.

I was drawn to recruitment over four years ago, because it enabled me to flex my people skills in a more direct way.  I now get to help people fulfil their dreams and career ambitions, what could be better than that!

I joined Focus Five Recruitment towards the end of 2020, as a Resourcing Partner and it has been amazing!  I enjoy being part of a close-knit team where we feel each other’s successes.  My favourite part of the day is catching up with candidates and feeling their excitement when they get placed   – it feels good to see people do well.

At Focus 5 Recruitment I look after a spectrum of tech roles – but I personally love gadgets and technology, so I tend to focus on IT roles – Developers, Testers and Analysts.  My main goal is to see the company grow as a team and to be one of the top five tech recruiters!

The tech sector is a very exciting one to be in.  We work with rapidly expanding tech companies who are shaping the world we live in, and finding new ways to work differently.  I love hearing about our clients’ new developments and where they are taking things.

My favourite bit of tech is definitely my wireless AirPods – they help me stay connected!

Vicky Farrell

Vicky Farrell

I started my career in retail and gained almost ten years Management experience in high street and designer stores.  I was tempted into the world of recruitment for a change of career and the opportunity for a new challenge. It’s now been over fifteen years and I am still loving it!

As a recruiter I have worked both in-house, agency and RPO and worked with a range of sectors from retail and HR, aviation and now tech.

I joined Focus 5 Recruitment at the start of 2021 as a Resourcing Partner and have never looked back! The tech sector is an exciting booming market.  The companies that we work with are dynamic, expanding and have lots of exciting plans on the horizon.

I am a people person and enjoy helping candidates to find their next career move.  I am passionate about recruiting top talent and building good lasting relationships. One of the best parts of my job is keeping in touch with candidates and seeing how they progress in their careers.  It excites me to see them succeed and to know that I have been a part of that.

At Focus 5 Recruitment I look after a variety of tech roles from various developer roles to Sales, Marketing and PR.  My main goal each day is to help people make great career moves and to build a good reputation with our clients.  I enjoy working collaboratively with clients to shape their businesses.

My favourite bit of tech has to be my Spotify account, I couldn’t survive without it!

Vicky Farrell

Vicky Farrell

I started my career in retail and gained almost ten years Management experience in high street and designer stores.  I was tempted into the world of recruitment for a change of career and the opportunity for a new challenge. It’s now been over fifteen years and I am still loving it!

As a recruiter I have worked both in-house, agency and RPO and worked with a range of sectors from retail and HR, aviation and now tech.

I joined Focus 5 Recruitment at the start of 2021 as a Resourcing Partner and have never looked back! The tech sector is an exciting booming market.  The companies that we work with are dynamic, expanding and have lots of exciting plans on the horizon.

I am a people person and enjoy helping candidates to find their next career move.  I am passionate about recruiting top talent and building good lasting relationships. One of the best parts of my job is keeping in touch with candidates and seeing how they progress in their careers.  It excites me to see them succeed and to know that I have been a part of that.

At Focus 5 Recruitment I look after a variety of tech roles from various developer roles to Sales, Marketing and PR.  My main goal each day is to help people make great career moves and to build a good reputation with our clients.  I enjoy working collaboratively with clients to shape their businesses.

My favourite bit of tech has to be my Spotify account, I couldn’t survive without it!

Becky Swindell

Becky Swindell

I love to work with people and to problem solve! This has definitely shaped my CV; I have over twelve years’ experience in Sales and Customer facing roles, including within the financial, travel and tourism and pharmaceutical sectors.

I was drawn to recruitment over four years ago, because it enabled me to flex my people skills in a more direct way.  I now get to help people fulfil their dreams and career ambitions, what could be better than that!

I joined Focus Five Recruitment towards the end of 2020, as a Resourcing Partner and it has been amazing!  I enjoy being part of a close-knit team where we feel each other’s successes.  My favourite part of the day is catching up with candidates and feeling their excitement when they get placed   – it feels good to see people do well.

At Focus 5 Recruitment I look after a spectrum of tech roles – but I personally love gadgets and technology, so I tend to focus on IT roles – Developers, Testers and Analysts.  My main goal is to see the company grow as a team and to be one of the top five tech recruiters!

The tech sector is a very exciting one to be in.  We work with rapidly expanding tech companies who are shaping the world we live in, and finding new ways to work differently.  I love hearing about our clients’ new developments and where they are taking things.

My favourite bit of tech is definitely my wireless AirPods – they help me stay connected!

Chris McCarthy

Chris McCarthy

Director

I am an experienced Senior Recruiter working across the Marketing, Digital and Sales sectors. I focus on exclusive and retained campaigns for tech businesses in the North West and find elusive, passive talent who help grow and take businesses forward. From Senior BDMs to Heads of Marketing and CTOs, if you’re looking in the Marketing, Digital or Tech Sales sectors I’d be keen to chat!

I have 20 years + experience in recruitment and have found success by maintaining open and honest lines of communication with candidates and clients alike.

Fiona McCarthy

Fiona McCarthy

Director

I am an experienced professional with a demonstrated history of working within sales across a variety of industries. I have recently joined my husband as a co-Director in his growing new recruitment business, Focus 5 Recruitment.

We help growing tech businesses in the North West through key stages of their growth plans by bringing the right people into their businesses.

We do this predominantly within tech, marketing, digital and sales roles…and we do this with passion and fun! The only way to work!