Focus is a company who builds technology for people

People are the heart of what we do

Founded in 1995 and acquired by abrdn (formerly Standard Life Aberdeen) in 2011, we are a software product and services business, based in the UK.

Our expertise covers enterprise class financial advice solutions, including:

  • Digital client Engagement
  • Client Portal
  • Core Advice CRM (including case management)
  • FactFinding
  • Risk Profiling
  • Automated Suitability & Other Report Generation
  • Workflow
  • Integrations e.g. Valuations, AML/ID & V
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Software that works, and works for people

Our offering includes a range of digital collaboration tools, such as personalised video, an appointment system, co-browsing and web chat with optional voice or video calling, e-signatures and many others while supporting different languages and currencies, and will normally be integrated into our customers IT estate.

We pride ourselves on providing class-leading customer experiences, operational efficiencies and investment solutions while working hand in hand with our Abrdn colleagues.

Our culture and values


We understand your goals and help the business to achieve outstanding results.


We take ownership and delivering results for our customers is a top priority.


We are experts in our field and can extend that knowledge to our customers.


We are creative, with the full backing from the business to explore new ideas.


We look for, and push, boundaries and prefer to face any obstacles head on.


We work to build a culture of mutual respect built on positive relationships.

Leadership Team

We're a team with serious experience in delivering financial service software.

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Dave Upton

Managing Director

Mike Hearfield

Head of Digital Ideation

Andreea Platts

Head of Digital Product Management

Nathan Kitchen

Head of Digital Development

Pete Kulak

Head of Digital Support

Craig Richards

Head of Operations

Corporate Responsibility

Corporate responsibility comprises the way in which organisations manage their core business to add social, environmental and economic value in order to produce a positive, sustainable impact for both society and the business itself.

Our mission is to ensure we understand and take clear responsibility for current and potential business and environmental impacts on our stakeholders (employees, customers and partners).

Our aim is to make sure that we continue to sustain responsible and ethical business practices, respect our employees, value our customers and continue to grow as a profitable company.

To us, corporate responsibility means:

  • Continuing to maintain ethical trading practices.
  • Reducing the impact of our working practices on the environment – read our environmental policy here.
  • Encouraging flexible working styles – online meetings, working from home and flexible working to reduce travel.
  • Ensuring that the risks to health and safety of employees are properly controlled.
  • Investing and becoming actively involved in the industry communities in which we operate.

We believe that effective management of corporate responsibility

  • Is vital to our employee's well-being.
  • Has a role to play in enhancing the reputation of businesses and helping us to achieve success and maintain a profitable position.
  • Is financially beneficial to business and all stakeholders involved.

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