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Focus hire new sales director

Chris McGraw has been appointed director of northern sales for Focus Business Solutions.
He will be responsible for generating new opportunities within Scotland and the north of England for Focus multi-channel advice solution for the life and pensions market.
McGraw has previously worked at Fame Computers and Marlborough Stirling.
McGraw says: “Working within the financial services sector for the past nine years has given me a sound knowledge and understanding of the business needs within this market. I look forward to working with Focus, to reinforce its position within the life and pensions market delivering business automation solutions within the North of England and Scotland.”


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