News in brief

Focus Solutions is celebrating winning this year's Deloitte & Touche'Fast 50' Awards for the fastest-growing technology company in theMidlands. It is now one of the top 30 fastest-growing technology companiesin the UK. The company recorded turnover growth of 531% between 1999 and2001. Last year, it ranked 16th in Deloitte's Midlands awards and 337th inEuropean ratings.