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The Coaching Platform rebrands to Focus Solutions

The Coaching Platform, a specialist financial services training consultancy and part of Focus Solutions Group, from today will trade under the brand name of Focus Solutions.

The Coaching Platform was acquired by Focus Solutions in December 2008 to provide the multi-channel distribution specialist with training and competency capabilities as part of their overall offering to the financial services industry.

Alison Young of The Coaching Platform and training and consultancy director for Focus Solutions, says: “We are delighted with how the acquisition by Focus has gone and we have found that over the past year the services we provide have become fully integrated within the overall Focus offering. It now therefore makes perfect sense to brand all of these capabilities under the Focus name and to emphasise our position as part of the Group to our customers, partners and industry as a whole.”



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