Our partners

Focus has partnered with local and international organisations to support the quality training, leadership, assessment and HR consulting services we provide to our Middle East clients in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Doha, Riyadh, Dammam, Jeddah, Kuwait City, and Muscat and our clients in Nigeria (Lagos, Abudja), South Africa (Pretoria, Capetown and Johannesburg), Kenya (Nairobi and Mombass) and Ghana (Accra).

International strategic partners

A major European strategy consulting company from Milan, Italy, that specialises in talent management and asset utilisation consulting in oil and gas, energy and telecom sectors

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The Institute of Leadership and Management is the United Kingdom’s largest management body. ILM combines industry-leading qualifications and specialist member services.

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The Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (UK) works closely with industry employers, their training programmes and Vocational Qualifications guarantee competence in practical craft and technician occupations as well as the technical, management supervisory, design and project management skills.

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MEDIC First Aid® is a leading provider of corporate CPR, AED and first aid training programmes that offer a consistent, video-mediated, instructor-facilitated, instructional delivery system.

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TMS Development International (TMSDI) brings to learning and development professionals an integrated approach to personal, team and organisational performance, centred on a unique set of profiling tools known as Margerison McCann Team Management Systems (TMS).

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Wiley's professional development products and services include The Leadership Challenge® programme, plus print and digital books, subscription content, e-learning test prep, webinars and online courseware, workflow applications, vertical websites, and online assessment tools in all formats.

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Local partners

In the UAE, Focus has partnered with a number of high-quality businesses to form Get Set, a non-profit group aimed at promoting business in Abu Dhabi.

BOTH (Back Of The House) helps companies to optimise their back office, compliance and administrative processes by identifying economies of scale, reducing costs, outsourcing services and increasing operational efficiency.

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Clyde & Co is one of the largest international law firms in the GCC with around 160 specialist lawyers and paralegals operating as one unit across offices in Abu Dhabi and Dubai in the UAE.

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Founded in 1896 in London, Knight Frank has grown to become the world’s largest privately owned global property agency and consultancy providing full real estate services to local and international companies in the Middle East.

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The PRO Partner Group is the leading business formation and support company in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Qatar and Oman involving itself in every aspect of establishing and maintaining a legal commercial entity. They specialise in providing foreign investors with a stress free and financially efficient approach to company formation and support.

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Synergy Financial is fully licensed by the local authorities to conduct business in the United Arab Emirates, having been granted the Banking, Financial and Investment Consultancy license by the Central Bank of the UAE.

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From office set up to disaster management We Do: IT provides client specific solutions for a comprehensive range of IT business needs.

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  • Embrace change

    08 02 2015 Sunday UAE

    The long-held received wisdom is that people don’t like change. As Niccolo Machiavelli said in The Prince, “There is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success, than to take the lead in the introduction…

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  • Happiness Means Good Business

    08 08 2016 Monday UAE

    Research proves that happiness leads to better business outcomes and a healthier bottom line. Companies can easily implement initiatives that reap the benefits of workplace happiness.

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  • Women in leadership can boost profits by up to 15%

    23 10 2016 Sunday UAE

    Research of 22,000 companies proves that promoting women into senior leadership drives bottom line results. Taking steps to develop women has proven benefits for company leadership.

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  • Expatriates staying ahead

    13 04 2015 Monday UAE

    Expatriates are often skilled at making things happen. More often than not they are recruited because of competences (attitudes, skills and knowledge) that are not readily available locally. They arrive and get straight on with the job. At the same time, they…

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  • Mentoring for talent development

    10 06 2015 Wednesday UAE

    With population and unemployment figures on the increase, attracting and retaining talent would be should be getting easier. However, some startling statistics suggest otherwise.

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  • Motivation myths

    03 08 2015 Monday UAE

    What makes people behave the way they do? Why do some people seem to be motivated to do well in their work, while others do not? The study of motivation is endlessly fascinating as it concerns the driving force within individuals by which they attempt to…

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  • Selection matters

    29 09 2015 Tuesday

    Mark is the CEO of an SME in the engineering industry. He has just recruited a key member of staff, John, and is beginning to regret it. Instead of getting on with the job the new recruit seems to be needing an awful lot of Mark’s time – time that is already…

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  • Targeted training brings many benefits

    19 11 2015 Thursday

    It is sadly common for some companies to look at the cost of training and not see the numerous benefits stemming from it. Some take a short-term view and see training purely as a cost. Others see training as an investment in the future that derives many…

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  • Does leadership philosophy matter?

    01 02 2016 Monday UAE

    The Global Financial Crisis was the worst market correction since The Great Depression. So devastating was its impact, after seven years it is still an event from which many economies are still struggling to recover. It’s common knowledge that the catalyst…

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  • The Leadership Challenge: Interview with Jim Kouzes

    06 03 2016 Sunday UAE

    Jim Kouzes, co-author of The Leadership Challenge, sat down with Focus' David Brennan to discuss leadership in the 21st Century, the Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership, what it takes to be a truly great leader and if leadership is different in the rest of…

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  • Keeping the team on track in challenging times: grief and change management

    21 03 2016 Monday UAE

    Challenging markets can often mean cost optimisation of which staff reductions may be required. Whilst the process of realigning the staff profile is relatively clear, moving the remaining team forward is less so. Dealing with the grief of losing colleagues…

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