Focus SB is shortlisted for the regional Make UK Awards 2023
We’re delighted to announce we’ve made the shortlist for the regional Make UK Awards 2023 in the SME of the year business category!
This time last year our MD Gary Stevens welcomed visitors from Make UK, The Manufacturers’ Organisation, Bhavina Bharkhada, the then Head of Policy & Campaigns and Lois Wilkins Regional Membership Manager, South who thanked us for sharing our green investment strategy and challenges as an employer seeking to inspire potential job seekers to find their future at Focus SB saying: “Thank you for all of your intel, the insight is so valuable for us and we hugely appreciate the time taken out of your day”.
Following the private tour of our main factory Bhavina Bharkhada said: “Great to spend the day with Focus SB down near Hastings, understanding how they’ve embarked on both their automation and net-zero journey. Despite the pressing issues of the day going green, as MD Gary Stevens puts it, “is just the right thing to do”.
More recently we’ve welcomed Jim Davison, Region Director, South of England, who has visited us by invitation from our Head of Strategic Partnerships Duncan Ray to meet fellow members of 1066 Manufacturers, a local manufacturing group of which Focus SB is a founder member, to discover more about the pressing issues facing us and neighbouring vibrant manufacturing businesses in the surrounding area.
Membership of Make UK has been invaluable in gaining us visibility and ensuring we are part of the collective voice when it comes to influencing Government policy. In 2020 Gary Stevens, contributed to a major Make UK report available for download from Make UK Responding Resetting and Reinventing UK Manufacturing Post Covid-19 published in association with Santander containing detailed analysis of the Covid-19 impact on UK manufacturers.
We’re pleased to be taking part in this year’s National Manufacturing Day on 28th September organised by Make UK and designed for manufacturers to target local educational establishments with positive messaging about manufacturing as a career. Visit our careers page to discover more about who we are and what we offer to our employees.