Hi I'm Lara,

Supporting research & insight specialists of all levels in achieving their career aspirations – and helping clients maintain their ‘dream team’.

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My area of expertise

I’ve always specialised in the research & insight sector and cover any agencyside role and clientside roles within the professional services, financial services, education or NFP areas.  

I spent 11+ years in research both agencyside (Ipsos MORI and Isis Research Hong Kong) and clientside (Legal & General, British Airways and Shell).  Back in 2003 I was lured into the world of recruitment by Stopgap and besides a 2 year gap in 2011-2013 (to live in Canada) I have been with the company ever since.

A little more about me...

Reflecting Stopgap’s commitment to flexibility, I’m now working remotely based up in the North West of England. After many years of living in London or abroad I’ve returned to my place of birth and am now watching my pre-teenage children grow up frequenting some of the same places I did (with a few changes noted!). When not taxi-ing children I really enjoy exercise (after many years of rowing training it’s just part and parcel of life) and I’ve also noticed a developing interest in gardening – something that has made my mother rejoice! P.S I’m down in London on a regular basis and always keen to meet people face to face.

I’m a big fan of Stopgap (as you can probably guess from my length of tenure!) – uber supportive employer, great colleagues and an approach to recruitment that I absolutely identify with.


"I stayed sane whilst settling a 4 and a 2 year old into a new life in Montreal."

This involved: Using Google Translate on a constant basis, trying to make out that having a skiing lesson in -25 degrees is perfectly normal, introducing winter sports in a big way – as well as skiing, ice-skating (best quote from my son – “ you didn’t tell me it was going to be slippy”), (much easier) utilizing one of the many outside swimming pools to deal with the 3 hot months in the summer.

View my current roles

10 Apr 2019

Research Manager

Qual and Quant researcher needed for this brand positioning role. Survey design, analysis and strategy exp. required.

8 Apr 2019

Quantitative Researcher

Research professional with survey design and analysis technique experience required for this audience research company.

2 Apr 2019

Insight Advisor

Great opportunity for a researcher looking to work in a high profile and flexible clientside organisation.

10 Apr 2019

Research Manager

Tired of London but still keen to live in a vibrant environment?

20 Mar 2019

Insight & Stakeholder Research Executive

Exciting clientside contract opportunity - you'll get involved in high profile work impacting on this company's future.

8 Mar 2019

Research Manager

Are you motivated by what moves people and brands? Are you data driven, business focused and service oriented?

28 Feb 2019

AD or Director

If you're a quant Associate Director or Director wanting to work for a leading market research agency on some great blue chip clients then read on...

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