About Us

What makes us different?

The how and the why of Stopgap.

We’ve specialised in placing great people in great marketing roles since 1993. We were the first recruitment team to focus on the diverse and dynamic world of marketing, creative and digital.

What makes us great – and different - is how and why we do what we do.

Challenging the recruitment industry's reputation for bad practice and poor service, and determined to epitomise a company that truly looks after its staff, we work hard to do one simple thing: to make people happy and fulfilled in their careers today so that we’re inspired to do it again tomorrow.

We were the first recruitment team to focus on the diverse and dynamic world of marketing and digital.

And here’s how we do it; delivering on our core values:

  • Human Approach: Because people and their relationships are at the heart of what we do. We listen and we understand.
  • Collaborative Spirit: Because we appreciate each other’s contributions and abilities whether we are working with clients, candidates or each other. 
  • Daringly Different: Our personal touch is at the heart of our business and stands us apart from our competitors. 
  • Expertly Informed: Due to our long history in the industry, the ex-marketers amongst us, everything we do comes from a position of experience and insight. 

Candidate or Employer: when you’re happy, we’re happy!

Claire's Story

Read about our Founder Claire Owen’s inspiring journey, her reflections on the first 25 years of Stopgap and her vision for the next 25 - and beyond.

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