I have been the builder and owner of Stopgap since day one in 1993!
Having done a degree in Business Studies, I spent the next six years working in sales promotion for various London agencies before my employer went into administration and I found myself without a job. I then set up Stopgap in 1993 with no recruitment experience whatsoever, but simply a strong desire to challenge the recruitment industry’s reputation for bad practice and poor candidate care.
My first job was running an illicit ear-piercing business in the girls toilets at school, aged 14.
I set up Stopgap with a simple vision - to be a recruitment consultancy that people wanted to work with and work for. We've stayed true to our principle of being a candidate centric business - getting to know them as the real people they are and not merely a commodity to place into an empty vacancy.
The most daring thing I've ever done was setting up Stopgap...With no experience of recruitment, no money, and a four week old baby.