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The additions to Focus Group’s Executive Leadership Team come as the company prepares for further growth and expansion.

Charlene Friend has been appointed Chief Financial Officer (CFO), joining from Kantar and bringing with her an outstanding track record of driving organic growth and M&A. Previously, Charlene served as CFO of Acosta Europe and Commercial Finance Director of Monotype.

Vicki Rishbeth has been named Chief Technology Officer, having served as Technical Director for Focus Group since 2017.

In addition, Rhys Bailey has been announced as Chief Revenue Officer, having worked as Sales Director for the company for seven years.

Barney Taylor, Chief Executive Officer, said: “Our Executive Leadership Team continues to evolve with the business and focuses on putting our people first, preparing Focus Group for scale and continuing the high-growth trajectory of the last few years. Now supported by over 800 employees across the UK, our performance has exceeded expectations in recent years, and we’re confident we can continue to build on this success.”