About Focus Technology Solutions, our story.
Only a select few understand how an accountancy firm is enabled by technoogy
What makes us Focus Technology?
At FTS we thrive To ensure your Accountancy Practice business goals are realised through your technology services.
We are a team of professionals that are passionate about best in class customer service and technical environments, but love to match these with your unique business needs.
The Accountant Sector Technology Service Specialists
Why use Focus Technology Solutions?
Turning the complex Technology into English
Focus Technology Solutions is an award winning, IT Managed Service partner based in Wigan, Lancashire supporting over 1,500 people within our client businesses. Our founder Darren Strong has over 20+ years experience in providing IT and Telecoms services as an outsourced partner to over 150 SME clients within the UK.
Darren pushes the whole FTS team daily to make the complex and wide-ranged IT industry available, tailored and above all in a human language for our clients.
Darren worked his way up being a desktop engineer, supporting North West schools and colleges to then move through corporate ranks and onto being part of a small (but exciting) IT Managed Service Provider based in Chester. Here (as the business grew to 5m turnover) he grew through the ranks and gained experiences around leading people, business and financial structures. But we really started to accelerate when we became a part of a peer group called Evolve, where Darren is now a facilitator and leads four groups through quarterly meetings and goals. Due to this learning path, Darren felt he had to create and lead a team to change the way IT Support was delivered to the business industry and so FTS was born.
Darren believes a lot of his core values, structure and dedication comes from years of martial arts foundational work which occurred for over 20 years. During this time he gained a 4th Dan Blackbelt in Shutoki Karate and a 1st Dan Black Belt in Jiu-jitsu. This strong structure, dedication and leadership skills are seen throughout the business and this empowers the team to be aligned.
We bolt-on bespoke services to match your business unique needs to make a one-stop-shop, one number to call when you have issues causing pain within the business, no more being stuck in the middle.
It isn’t just technical for technical sake, it is tried and tested approaches that have helped our clients grow their businesses with less pain.
Bespoke to You
We provide bespoke best in class managed IT services and telecoms solutions, support services, managed backup, disaster recovery and consultancy to SME businesses around the UK.
Your feedback is gold to us
Keeping our customers happy is the key to helping them succeed through technology. Our customers regularly comment on the speed of our response, the patience of our staff, the fact we communicate and keep you in the loop.
That's why our goal is to provide an experience that is tailored to your company's needs. No matter the budget, we pride ourselves on providing professional customer service and give a 90 day money-back guarantee.
Best in class
At FTS our team continually challenge themselves to improve and develop. To help us do this we are members of a facilitated global IT peer group. We meet quarterly to share knowledge, experience and best practice. This creates accountability within the leadership team for continuous improvement, centred around four plans -
Four times a year our performance is measured across a range of metrics and benchmarked against hundreds of other IT businesses, ensuring we stay focused on progress in a fast moving industry.
Through this peer group, our leader and owner Darren Strong facilitates four groups within EMEA, which gives himself and our teams greater extensive exposure to over 60 other business like ourselves. This means we are always in the know and well connected with everything required to enable our client's practices.
We can prove our performance is best in class.
Our Company Values.
The following Company values are integral to the way we work as individuals, as part of a team and with our Customers. These values guide our business, our product development and our brand as our company continues to evolve and grow.
Our Company values are also used during the staff interview process. They help us to identify the right candidates that will be a good fit for our culture and our Customers service expectations.
How we work
We are passionate about getting to know your business, people and how this is aligned to your business and legacy plans. As these are directly linked to the technology and support your require through this journey to ensure your success.
We look for long-term partnerships and work with you along your journey to enable your people to be successful.
Your journey starts with focus during our initial discovery assessment
Our best practices are aligned to our vendor partnerships and ITIL® service management to evolve what we do and how we do it as the fast pass of technology develops.