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Racing for SpecialEffect

Thursday, September 21, 2017

As part of our commitment to support SpecialEffect, we were delighted to take part in their Karting Grand Prix, held at Daytona, Milton Keynes last night. Team “Chequered FOCUS” joined more than 25 teams to complete the 2hour endurance race with style – if not necessarily speed. Even playing our joker card didn’t help us […]


Data Protection matters – are you ready for the new legislation?

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

A new data protection law is due to be introduced in May next year which will have an impact on any UK business that is involved with certain types of personal data. The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a complete overhaul of the legal requirements which must be met by anyone involved in […]


FOCUS Oxford Risk Management Ltd

Tuesday, July 04, 2017

I am pleased to announce that with effect from the 1st July 2017 we have formed a new company – FOCUS Oxford Risk Management Ltd. We will continue the general insurance business in the same way as under the previous FOCUS Oxford LLP banner. FOCUS Oxford LLP will continue to provide the financial and mortgage advice […]


FOCUS supporting Pitching For Success at Venturefest Oxford

Sunday, July 02, 2017

Venturefest Oxford took place on Wednesday 21st June 2017 at the King’s Centre, Oxford. With its theme this year ‘From Start-Up to Scale-Up’,  it included interactive workshops, panel discussions, key note speakers and competitions in addition it showcased more than 30 of the most innovative businesses and cutting edge developments in the county. As we […]


FOCUS at Venturefest Oxford 2017

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Once again, FOCUS will be attending Venturefest Oxford 2017, which takes place on Wednesday 21st June at the King’s Centre, Osney Mead, Oxford. Now in its 19th year, Venturefest Oxford brings together entrepreneurs and innovators, with investors, support services and a host of like-minded people who want to be part of business success. On hand […]


Increases in Motor Insurance Costs explained

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

The Government’s recent announcement that the Ogden discount rate is to be slashed from +2.5% to -0.75% has sent headlines  (such as this from the BBC) – and insurers into a frenzy. But what does it actually mean? The Ogden Table is the way in which motor insurance bodily injury and fatality claims are settled […]


Budget Statement March 2017: Key Points for Savers & Investors

Thursday, March 09, 2017

Philip Hammond delivered the Government’s Spring Budget yesterday.  Key comments were about further support for Social Care and the NHS, with very little in the way of changes to personal taxation or savings, aside from those that had already been announced. Detailed below are the key points, with many simply confirming announcements that were made […]


Christmas Hamper Prize Draw

Thursday, January 05, 2017

Following the joy spread by our 25th Anniversary Christmas Hamper Prize Draw in 2015, we ran a second festive prize draw for Christmas 2016. This year, clients had the opportunity to win one of ten lovely hampers from Virginia Hayward Limited. From the many entries received, ten lucky winners were drawn by an independent adjudicator. […]


Christmas jumpers & Bake-off fundraising

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

As our final fundraising efforts for 2016 in aid of Helen & Douglas House, FOCUS ran a festive  bake-off event throughout December and joined in with Christmas Jumper Day. Throughout the month, staff members took it in turns to bring in cakes, bakes and other goodies, with colleagues and visitors being encouraged to sample the goodies […]


Winter Weather Challenges

Friday, December 02, 2016

December sees the real start of winter and whilst most of our thoughts at this time of year focus on Christmas, it’s worth sparing a little time to make sure that you’re protected and safe from the elements. The cold weather that usually arrives this time of year can cause real problems if you’re not […]