Focal Resarch is not just an IT company, but would describe itself primarily as 'an information company', which harnesses and uses technology, to the benefit of its customers. The team are continually developing the business; the latest of these projects being the launch of its new PREEMPT Portal, which is set to revolutionise the supply of social housing data.
This data, whilst primarily focusing on the social housing and housebuilding sectors, provides specialist Market Intelligence for sales, marketing and business planning purposes. It helps to identify what is to be spent, when and by whom.
Information is collated on Registered Providers such as Local Authorities, ALMOs and Housing Associations; also on Procurement Consortia, Contractors and the contracts that link them all.
PREEMPT Online plays a pro-active role, driving comprehensive information, including Bewares!, Alerts! and opportunities, directly to our clients. These clients include Product Manufacturers and Suppliers, Builders and Contractors, and other Specialist Companies and Consultancies.
Therefore, the information that is produced and the ways it can be used via the PREEMPT Portal, is not 'run of the mill', but genuinely offers something special!
Focal Research takes pride in what it does, and who it does it for - and with many customer relationships over twenty years old, the company hopes this speaks for itself!
Orginally founded in 1991 by Julie Adkin, Focal Research has an excellent and well-deserved reputation for its knowledge and its helpfulness. The Focal team are well known for providing relevant, accurate and up-to-date information to a diverse range of clients targeting the social housing and housebuilding sectors.
Julie, who still continues to influence the products and services the company provides, is a widely respected figure in both the Social Housing Sector and Building Industry.
In the past, Julie has performed a number of senior roles, including as a:
Knowledge gleaned from this background has been passed on to key members of the Focal team so that their experienced personnel are able to offer you access to the right information, on the right organisations, via their new PREEMPT Online Portal.
This is backed up with their advice and training on key market issues ~ issues that will not only affect the sale of your company's products and services, but also how you sell them.
I am sure you will be impressed at the sheer range of information we provide but the only way to truly appreciate what we do is to see the content of our Market Intelligence for yourselves.