Focus thinking

www.focus-first.co.uk

In keeping with our passion for intellectual rigor and cutting-edge thinking, in September 2004 key members of Focus Consultancy Ltd established an independent think-tank, Focus FIRST (Focus Institute on Rights & Social Transformation).

Herman Ouseley,
Chairman of FIRST.

A non-party-political and not-for-profit organisation, driven by the need to explore the nature of social rights and enhance knowledge and understanding of the practical tools for real social progress and transformation, FIRST’s primary mission is the pursuit of progressive political and social change.

Reflecting the multicultural nature of its sister company, FIRST aims to deliver a range of programmes and high-quality products focusing on effective policy responses to the social and cultural diversity of 21st-century societies. FIRST draws from, and also contributes to, broader Focus activities, including management education programmes and European and international advisory and consultancy services.

In an interdependent world, FIRST relates in ways aligned with its progressive mission to a broad range of stakeholders, including business, funding bodies, government, other think tanks, academic and voluntary and community organisations, both in the UK and internationally.

FIRST is our way of exploring the nature of social rights and enhancing knowledge and understanding of the practical tools for real social progress and transformation.

Research papers

FIRST has now published several papers addressing major social issues such as multiculturalism, childcare and early years.