In 1986, Gina Christopher went to college in Brighton to study accountancy. She had a placement lined up on completion with a Chartered Accountants’ Firm in Southampton. However for various reasons she decided not to complete the course and started working instead as an accounts assistant for Cunard.
After only 9 months as there was no opportunity for progression, she sought a new challenge in the billing department at British Gas. Again this did not provide the challenge she was looking for and helped her come to the decision that large companies were not the right place for her.
She found a role within a small asset finance brokerage, and progressed from administration to sales within 3 months. In the next 5 years she increased business volumes whilst developing the company’s systems and introducing its first database. The company then changed hands, and at the age of 25 Gina started her own business.
The name, Focus Leasing, was decided after many agonising hours, and was finally decided upon as the whole ethos of the business was to focus on our customers’ needs.