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The Serious Bit
Kate heads up the Agency team as Lead Consultant having 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
27 Apr 2017
The hunt is on for an experienced Events Director, to join this SW London agency that specialise in servicing BtoB clients across Integrated disciplines.Location: Greater LondonJob Type: PermanentJob Salary: £45,000- £50,000 per annum
25 Apr 2017
This Charity specialist marketing agency is seeking an Account Manager to join their team and work on some exciting, varied charity comms activity.Location: Greater LondonJob Type: PermanentJob Salary: £28,000 - £32,000 per year
24 Apr 2017
A Senior Data Insights Manager is needed to oversee end-to-end delivery of Econometric modelling and Attribution projects for a growing client list!Location: Greater LondonJob Type: PermanentJob Salary: £60,000 - £70,000 per annum
11 Apr 2017
This fantastic agency are looking for an Events Executive to support in client servicing and the delivery of a range of conferences and events!Location: Greater LondonJob Type: PermanentJob Salary: £25,000 - £30,000
6 Apr 2017
Heres a a great opportunity for a Paid & Social Media Strategist with at least 18 months experience, to work across global tech clients for a SW London agency.Location: Greater LondonJob Type: PermanentJob Salary: £30,000 - £35,000 per annum
28 Mar 2017
This small, integrated design and marketing agency in Surrey is in search of a superstar Account Manager looking for the next step in their career!Location: South East EnglandJob Type: PermanentJob Salary: £30,000 - £35,000
30 Mar 2017
Fab opportunity for experienced,PR Agency Account handler to assist 2 Account Directors on UK and International accounts....... working across btob and btoc activity, you will be involved in everything from strategy, to events in India, to Press releases, to status reports and more!Location: Greater LondonJob Type: FreelanceJob Salary: To £250 per day Ltd Max.
24 Apr 2017
An excellent stepping stone for an agency Account Director to join the CRM marketing team for this Surrey-based b2c tech company.Location: South East EnglandJob Type: PermanentJob Salary: £48,000 - £52,000