Sana Arif joins the Energy Team as a graduate sustainability consultant and is based in the company’s Nottingham head office. Sana’s interests and qualifications lie within the energy sector, focusing on renewable technologies with specific skills in wind, solar power and hydrogen fuel cell technology.
She graduated from the University of Nottingham with a BEng (Hons) in Electrical Engineering and Renewable Energy Systems and she completed her Masters during an internship with Blueprint.
“Focus works with both the University of Nottingham and Blueprint and we are therefore especially pleased to welcome Sana to the team,” said Focus partner, Jason Redfearn. “It’s great to see Sana join Focus Consultants, at a time when our work in the energy and sustainable development sector is expanding. She brings new skills to the team and will add strength and depth as we continue to grow.”
Also based at Nottingham is George Jones, who joins the Funding, Research and Economic Development Team. George has joined the company through the University of Nottingham’s Internship Scheme. George has strong client-facing skills and excels in communication and consultation techniques coupled with research and evaluation. He has travelled and studied widely in the UK and South America.
Focus partner Heather Frecklington said: “George is a welcome addition to our team. His skills are an excellent fit with our requirements and we look forward to working together.”
The third new team member is Evie Osbon who has joined the Focus London team as a graduate project manager. Evie has a background in the theatre and arts, having graduated with a BA (Hons) Acting Degree. She is the latest addition to Focus’ expanding London team and will be supporting the firm’s project managers on a range of cultural and heritage-focused projects.
London partner Eleanor Clarke commented: “We are pleased to welcome Evie to our team. Her knowledge will provide a really useful user-centric insight into our arts-related commissions. She is already proving an excellent asset to the team getting to grips with brief development and programme management.”
Focus, which has offices in Nottingham, London, Leicester and Boston in Lincolnshire, specialises in creative approaches to securing funding packages and delivering high quality projects across the UK. Since its creation in 1994, Focus has helped to secure more than £953 million of grant assistance for a range of projects and businesses across the UK and delivered more than £1.3 billion of projects and programmes – making it one of the most successful companies of its kind.
It also offers a range of services to the property and construction industry, including building surveying, quantity surveying, project management, and sustainable development support.
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