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StopGap Consultant

The Serious Bit

Kate is a Senior Consultant in the Agency Team and has been at Stopgap since 2005. She has a wealth of experience in agency side marketing, having spent 12 years in account handling for integrated agencies such as Grey/G2, where she worked her way up from Account Executive to Account Director on a range of accounts including shampoo, pet food, paint and tobacco. This took her all over the world – Colombia, Canada, Egypt and America - working across everything from maxi yacht and powerboat sponsorship, to corporate identity and branded merchandise. She then moved to the design division, working on packaging and interiors design. She works Wednesday to Friday, in a job share with Fay Nicholls.

The Fun Bit

When I was little I wanted to be

...a BBC Newsreader because I liked reading out loud! I loved how important and smart they looked sitting behind the news desk; it all looked very grown up and sophisticated! However, when I discovered that the anchor people had usually spent years out in the field – not always in the comfort of the studio, I decided that it wasn’t for me!

The most daring thing I’ve ever done is

...applying to a Sunday newspaper ad for a place in the Tall Ships Race. I joined a crew in Cadiz that I’d never met and sailed over to the Canary Islands. Being on the early morning watch was my favourite thing – there was an absolutely amazing atmosphere and I had no sea sickness despite one overnight storm!.

In my spare time you can find me

...trying to improve my running speeds, distance and technique, walking in the countryside or cooking anything healthy – the more vegetables the better!

 If I were a brand, I would be

...Mini, because I’m little but not tiny, I’m very reliable, I’m good quality and I’m a bit of fun! 

I have always found every placement through you perfect and never felt the need to really question. I think I've trusted your judgement more than my own!!

Just to say that I left with an extra skip in my step following our conversation. I sense you ‘get me’ and valued your thoughts, observations and advice enormously. Thank you.

I’ve been so impressed with the support offered by Kate Boston of the Stopgap team. She listened carefully to the brief and responded with a solid and appropriate list of candidates. She was tireless in delivery, and more than anything else, she was a delight to deal with.

Stopgap has exceeded my expectations. They supplied us with two of the finest account directors I have ever worked with, but also they found them without difficulty. I believe this in part reflects their selection process but also the company’s approach in not only understanding the technical aspects of the brief but most importantly the culture and values of the candidates and the agencies involved. To cap it all, their staff – whoever picks up the phone – feel like real grown ups who understand just how critical it is to find the right fit. In a world where I suspect temp to perm hiring will increasingly be the model for expensive, critical hirings, I believe Stopgap have a particular advantage.

Kate's reliability, expertise and passion for the advertising industry has not only given me the drive to excel in the role that she placed me in but also has provided me with the confidence and support that is required in the transitional period on both a business and personal level. She is an outstanding communicator who has been efficient in all of our dealings. As a brand custodian for Stopgap, I would have no hesitation in recommending Kate and Stopgap recruitment services to colleagues, friends and agencies in the industry

A selection of my jobs

  • An integrated Account Manager is needed at this full-service, Central London agency specialising in Financial Services!

    Location:
    Greater London
    Job Type:
    Permanent
    Job Salary:
    £28,000 - £33,000
    Location: Greater London
    Job Type: Permanent
    Job Salary: £28,000 - £33,000
  • Great opportunity for an Account Director at this full-service, Central London agency specialising in Financial Services!

    Location:
    Greater London
    Job Type:
    Permanent
    Job Salary:
    £42,000 - £47,000
    Location: Greater London
    Job Type: Permanent
    Job Salary: £42,000 - £47,000
  • Privately owned, integrated agency in Hertford is seeking an Account Executive with approx one years agency experience, to join their team.

    Location:
    South East England
    Job Type:
    Permanent
    Job Salary:
    £21,000 - £24,000
    Location: South East England
    Job Type: Permanent
    Job Salary: £21,000 - £24,000
  • This is a varied and exciting opportunity, for an experienced Senior Account Manager or Account Director, to work at a privately owned agency in Hertford.Supporting the senior management team, you will help drive growth with existing, long standing Clients as well as seeking out new opportunities.

    Location:
    Greater London
    Job Type:
    Permanent
    Job Salary:
    £40,000 - £45,000 per annum dep on experience
    Location: Greater London
    Job Type: Permanent
    Job Salary: £40,000 - £45,000 per annum dep on experience
  • Integrated agency just South of Greater London, is looking for a permanent Digital Designer with Coding experience, to join their creative team. You will work across multiple Client projects.

    Location:
    Greater London
    Job Type:
    Permanent
    Job Salary:
    £35,000 - £40,000 - depending on experience
    Location: Greater London
    Job Type: Permanent
    Job Salary: £35,000 - £40,000 - depending on experience
  • If you want to add value in a small agency and love to have autonomy in project delivery, then this Senior Account Manager opportunity could be for you!

    Location:
    Greater London
    Job Type:
    Permanent
    Job Salary:
    £35,000 - £37,000 dep on experience
    Location: Greater London
    Job Type: Permanent
    Job Salary: £35,000 - £37,000 dep on experience
  • The hunt is on for a bright, driven and confident Account Director to work on two of the UK's most loved charity brands!

    Location:
    Greater London
    Job Type:
    Permanent
    Job Salary:
    £40,000 - £47,000
    Location: Greater London
    Job Type: Permanent
    Job Salary: £40,000 - £47,000
  • Fantastic opportunity for a driven, team-centred Account Director, to manage ATL and digital campaigns for this automotive client at European level.

    Location:
    Greater London
    Job Type:
    Permanent
    Job Salary:
    £50,000 - £52,000
    Location: Greater London
    Job Type: Permanent
    Job Salary: £50,000 - £52,000
  • Great opportunity for a PR (Senior) Account Director at this small, strategic PR and Partnerships agency, working on some very exciting clients! Role will be 4-5 days per week.

    Location:
    Greater London
    Job Type:
    Freelance
    Job Salary:
    c£50,000 pro rata per annum ( 6-9 months)
    Location: Greater London
    Job Type: Freelance
    Job Salary: c£50,000 pro rata per annum ( 6-9 months)
  • Lovely opportunity for a Senior Account Manager with DM / CRM experience to work at a top London Direct agency, on a very well-known retail account.

    Location:
    Greater London
    Job Type:
    Permanent
    Job Salary:
    c£35,000
    Location: Greater London
    Job Type: Permanent
    Job Salary: c£35,000