Focal Business Group is formed of a talented team of finance, accountancy and tax professionals who together have a wealth of knowledge and expertise.
Our individuals are highly skilled at what they do and together boast an array of qualifications including CIMA, ACA, ACCA, AAT and CIM. This is enhanced by decades of real-life business experience in a diverse mix of industries which allows us to offer a wider advisory service to our clients.
Team spirit is at the core of Focal Business Group, coming together to do what we love, delivering our clients’ needs through our professional, yet relaxed approach.
Meet the team…
Mike founded the business and brings his 30+ years business experience, expertise and knowledge to the benefit of our clients. Over the course of his career Mike has held senior commercial, corporate and financial roles in public and private companies with direct experience of leading & investing in high growth situations along with turnarounds and recovery. Through that journey he has acquired & sold businesses and completed various corporate restructures and business exits.
He has a very real passion for SME’s and set up Focal Business Group (originally the Fabulous Group) to enable these businesses to be able to access a level of experience and expertise they might not otherwise be able to on their own.
Mike is a Chartered Management Accountant and a Member In Practice with CIMA and also a member of the IoD and ICPA.
Brand & Engagement Manager
Esther's role is focussed on building and nurturing relationships with new and existing clients and partners through regular communications. She is also responsible for ensuring the group engages with its community both locally and in key industry sectors; driving engagement and raising brand awareness. Esther is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (ACIM).
Amy ensures that everything behind the scenes is running smoothly and keeps us all organised. She takes care of employee wellbeing, health and safety, contracts and all other office duties. When you need to get in touch with us - Amy is who will direct your call to the appropriate member of the team.
Director - Finance & Accountancy
Sarah commenced her career as a Chartered Accountant 15 years ago whilst working with KPMG. In 2014 she set up her own business which she has since sold. Starting up a business combined with her accounting and finance skills means she can add real value to clients and assist them to achieve their goals, particularly from a financial management and planning perspective.
Tax & Accounting Manager
Sharon is responsible for the planning and delivery of client’s statutory accounts and taxation requirements along with providing tax advisory services across our client base. With over 20 years' experience, Sharon is a qualified member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation, Association of Taxation Technicians, and the Association of Accounting Technicians.
Gemma is a Fellow Chartered Certified Accountant (FCCA) and has been working in accountancy for nearly 20 years. She has a strong rapport with all of her clients and will solve any problem that comes her way with true grit and determination. Tax and Year-End are her areas of expertise, she likes to see everything balancing as it is supposed to.
Payroll & Compliance Manager
AKA our payroll and compliance guru, Sarah is always up to speed with the latest rules and regulations. She is responsible for the smooth running of payroll for hundreds of our clients' employees each month. Sarah also oversees Company Compliance ensuring all relevant documents are filed to Companies House as well as keeping registers up to date.
Having always worked in the financial services industry, Harvinder has sound financial knowledge and is an ACCA qualified accountant. Highly analytical and focussed on the ‘big picture’ she equips her clients with valuable insights so they can make informed decisions geared towards taking their business to the next level.
Catherine is one of our Finance Partners and is responsible for the delivery of client Management Accounts, Reporting and Forecasts. With a degree in accounting and finance and having worked in data analyst roles previously she uses this expertise to assist clients in improving insight into their business. She is AAT qualified and actively working towards her CIMA qualification.
With a master’s degree in Commerce, Vandana has always worked in finance and is very fond of the profession. Since joining she has taken on additional responsibilities and besides her usual bookkeeping duties she produces month-end accounts for a selection of clients.
Daniel is AAT qualified and has over 10 years’ experience in finance. You will typically find him performing updates on sales & purchase ledgers, producing weekly journal entries for cash expenses, reconciling ledgers on bank transactions and reconciling accounts alongside other ad-hoc work for clients.
Bradley is one of our Finance Assistants who supports the wider finance team in providing an extensive range of finance and accounting services to our clients. His key responsibilities include bookkeeping and ledger processing. He supports the Finance Partners with management report preparation and deals with client queries. Having recently graduated from University, Bradley is now studying to become CIMA qualified.
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