Top Marketing Talent?

We are specialists in marketing agency recruitment.


At Focus 5 Recruitment, we understand that in the dynamic world of marketing, finding the right talent can be the key to unlocking unparalleled success. Whether you’re a seasoned marketing professional seeking your next challenge or a company searching for the perfect candidate to drive your business forward, we are here to connect exceptional talent with extraordinary opportunities.
But, we hear you ask, there are hundreds of recruiters out there. Why should we work with Focus 5?
At Focus 5 we like to put things in 5’s (surprise surprise!), so here are our top 5 reasons why we would like you to want to work with us…


We care

For every placement that we make, we donate money to Manchester MIND and we plant trees via Play It Green. We want to strip all the bulls*it out of recruitment and just do it nicely. Simple!


We have expertise that matters

Our team of seasoned recruiters possess in-depth knowledge of the marketing landscape. From traditional strategies to cutting-edge digital campaigns, we understand the diverse skill sets required for success in the field.


Our extensive network

With an extensive network of top-tier marketing professionals and industry leaders, we have our finger on the pulse of the latest trends. This enables us to match the right talent with the unique needs and culture of your organization.


Tailored Solutions

We recognize that every company is unique, and one-size-fits-all solutions simply won't cut it. That's why we take the time to understand your specific requirements, ensuring that the candidates we present not only have the right skills but also align with your company's values and goals.


Our proven track record

Our success is measured by the success of our clients. With a proven track record of placing top-notch marketing professionals in leading companies, we take pride in being a strategic partner in your recruitment journey.



Focus 5.

A boutique recruitment business started in early 2019 by husband and wife team Chris & Fiona McCarthy, we wanted to flip the world of recruitment on it's head. We're committed to working in true partnership with the companies and candidates we represent. Our approach is completely consultative, and we purposely steer away from aggressive sales techniques. Our focus is on building long term relationships based on delivery and trust. No unnecessary corporate behaviour, no old school recruitment bullsh*t… just good honest hard work done nicely. Simple!

Our Values



Recognizing the ever-evolving nature of the marketing sector, we understand the need to be ‘flexible’ in all areas of recruitment. Our flexible approach allows us to tailor strategies to the specific skills and profiles needed for each marketing role we work. We know that the marketing landscape doesn’t work to a 9-5 schedule so we gladly adapt our hours to meet the dynamic demands of the industry.



It is imperative to us that we provide distinctive opportunities within the marketing industry. By exclusively partnering with growth-oriented marketing enterprises, we are able to present roles to our candidates that offer substantial opportunities for career progression. Whether you seek a fresh challenge, career advancement or innovative benefits, we collaborate with the right companies to deliver these and more.



We value the communities within which we operate, so we actively engage to give back where we can. For each placement we make we donate an amount to our Charity Partner Manchester MIND and we plant 13 trees with our sustainability partner Play It Green. We donate our time where we can to actively help the local schools around us with CV writing advice & interview techniques, in our aim to help shape the next generation of marketing professionals.



Whilst the term ‘Unicorn’ may be a tech cliché, for us, it symbolises uniqueness in the marketing context. It’s about discovering that extraordinary talent capable of truly propelling your business forward or identifying roles that provide well deserved opportunities for growth within outstanding marketing organisations. Focus 5 is dedicated to finding your marketing ‘Unicorn’.



Success is the common goal – our clients seek it, our candidates aspire to it and we desire it for our team members. Mainly, we are adaptable in defining success for each company or candidate that we collaborate with. By understanding this unique vision of success for all parties involved, we can effectively match the right candidate to the right role to ensure mutual success for everyone.

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Photo of Chris McCarthy Director of Focus 5 Recruitment


Chris McCarthy

Chris' Focus 5 Faves:

1. Favourite holiday destination Anywhere with family & friends 🥰
2. Favourite alcoholic drink Vodka & coke 🧉
3. Favourite movie Ferris Buellers Day off 😁
4. Favourite restaurant Cibo 🍝
5. Favourite Focus 5 memory The time Georgia accidentally posted a job nationwide and it posted in 87 different cities & towns in the UK! The phone calls we got from all over the country were hilarious! 😂


Fiona McCarthy

Fiona's Focus 5 Faves:

1. Favourite holiday destination Maldives (or Criccieth in North Wales…slight difference there!) 🤷🏼‍♀️
2. Favourite alcoholic drink A nice chilled glass of Sauvignon Blanc 🥂
3. Favourite movie Titanic 🚢
4. Favourite restaurant Yara in Alderley Edge (Mmmmmmm!) 😋
5. Favourite Focus 5 memory So many to choose from but I’d probably have to go for our night away in a farmhouse altogether which consisted off a long walk, a pub visit, then LOTS of drinks & games back at the farmhouse! ♥

Photo of Fiona McCarthy Director of Focus 5 Recruitment

Photo of Tom Green Senior Recruitment Partner of Focus 5 Recruitment

Senior Recruitment Partner

Tom Green

Tom's Focus 5 Faves:

1. Favourite holiday destination Spain ☀
2. Favourite alcoholic drink Lager 🍻
3. Favourite movie Shawshank Redemption 🙌
4. Favourite restaurant Any Indian restaurant 😋
5. Favourite Focus 5 memory The team singing ‘Dominick the Italian Christmas Donkey’ every day in December 2022! 😂

Recruitment Partner

Layla Abbott

Layla's Focus 5 Faves:

1. Favourite holiday destination Dubai ☀
2. Favourite alcoholic drink Hugo spritz or any elderflower cocktail 🍸
3. Favourite movie The Hangover 🙌
4. Favourite restaurant Zuma 🥗
5. Favourite Focus 5 memory Tom attempting to do a charade of ‘Wolf of Wall Street’ 😂

Photo of Layla Abbott, Recruitment Partner of Focus 5 Recruitment

Photo of Bailey, Happiness Director of Focus 5 Recruitment

Hapiness Director



At Focus 5 Recruitment, we specialize in bridging the gap between remarkable talent and exceptional opportunities in the marketing sector. Our expertise spans a wide range of roles, tailored to meet the evolving demands of the industry. Whether you're seeking to fill strategic, creative, or technical positions, our comprehensive understanding of the marketing landscape positions us to identify and place the ideal candidates. From entry-level enthusiasts to seasoned executives, our curated network includes professionals skilled in digital and traditional marketing, content creation, analytics, and much more. We're dedicated to connecting companies with the talent that not only meets their requirements but also drives their business forward with innovation and passion.

Some of the roles we recruit for:

  • Digital

    Head of Digital
    Data Analyst
    Email Marketing Manager
    Ecommerce Manager
    CRO Specialist
  • PR

    Account Director
    PR Account Manager
    Digital PR Account Manager
    Project Manager
    Digital PR Account Executive
  • Social

    Social Media Manager
    Content Director
    Influencer Marketing Executive
    Content Creator
    TikTok Specialist
    Talent Manager
  • Search

    SEO Specialist
    PPC Executive
    SEO Copywriter
    SEO Strategist
    Digital Marketer
    PPC Manager
    PPC Account Executive
  • Creative

    Video Editor
    Graphic Designer
    Production Manager
    Events Marketing Manager
  • Tech & Dev

    Web Developer
    UI/UX Designer
    Data Analyst
    Front End Developer
    Back End Developer



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working together!

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