GRV Media’s The Focus website saw 3.7m users in October, just 20 months after launch.
Established in April 2020, The Focus has journeyed from a website originally set up at the start of the pandemic to provide furloughed journalists the chance to continue writing into one of GRV Media’s fastest-growing brands.
The website includes news and content from the worlds of entertainment, food, lifestyle and sports, including Motorsport and NFL.
Martin Cooper, now a Senior GRV Media Editor, said: ‘I am proud to have been there at the start on The Focus. Like one or two other staff, I was able to leverage my work on the website and transition into a permanent role elsewhere within the company. It is so gratifying to see something that I helped bring about doing so well’.
GRV Media CEO, Graham Morris, said: ‘We have seen some impressive growth on The Focus from a standing start over on The Focus, but I do think this is only the start, for both The Focus and the rest of our group of websites. We have just hired a Group Social Media Manager and are looking to secure the services of a Group SEO Director.
These new hires will help generate additional traffic on all our owner-managed websites, and sites like The Focus will have the potential to grow even more quickly’.