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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

  • This is a really lovely opportunity for Senior Account Manager with DM and CRM experience. You'll be working at one of the top London DM and CRM agencies , on a well loved and very well known UK retail account.

    Location:
    Greater London
    Job Type:
    Permanent
    Job Salary:
    £ - Competitive
    Location: Greater London
    Job Type: Permanent
    Job Salary: £ - Competitive
  • Due to business growth, the hunt is on for a new Project Implementation Manager to join the digital project team at this employee engagement agency in Bucks.

    Location:
    South East England
    Job Type:
    Permanent
    Job Salary:
    £26,000 - £28,500 per annum depending on experience
    Location: South East England
    Job Type: Permanent
    Job Salary: £26,000 - £28,500 per annum depending on experience
  • Client Services Manager is required at Bucks employee engagement agency, to join the automotive and white goods team.

    Location:
    South East England
    Job Type:
    Permanent
    Job Salary:
    £25,000 - £28,000 per annum depending on exp
    Location: South East England
    Job Type: Permanent
    Job Salary: £25,000 - £28,000 per annum depending on exp
  • Due to some internal promotions, this Bucks based employee engagement agency seeks a Client Exec to join their Automotive team.

    Location:
    Greater London
    Job Type:
    Permanent
    Job Salary:
    £21,000 per annum
    Location: Greater London
    Job Type: Permanent
    Job Salary: £21,000 per annum
  • Joining at an exciting time for this small privately owned company - a restructure is already underway - this is a super opportunity for an organised, forward thinking candidate who can deliver projects for Executive Coaching.

    Location:
    Greater London
    Job Type:
    Permanent
    Job Salary:
    £24,000-£29,000 depending on experience
    Location: Greater London
    Job Type: Permanent
    Job Salary: £24,000-£29,000 depending on experience
  • Our client is looking for a superstar Senior Account Manager to manage varied eCRM campaigns for this iconic entertainment brand!

    Location:
    Greater London
    Job Type:
    Permanent
    Job Salary:
    Competitive
    Location: Greater London
    Job Type: Permanent
    Job Salary: Competitive
  • Account Manager with strong print DM experience and based in Sussex? Want to work for this revolutionary fund-raising agency? Then read on ...

    Location:
    South East England
    Job Type:
    Freelance
    Job Salary:
    £28,000 - £37,000
    Location: South East England
    Job Type: Freelance
    Job Salary: £28,000 - £37,000
  • Account Manager with a passion for great creative is needed at this full service advertising agency based in Hertfordshire!

    Location:
    South East England
    Job Type:
    Permanent
    Job Salary:
    £30,000 - £35,000
    Location: South East England
    Job Type: Permanent
    Job Salary: £30,000 - £35,000
  • Are you an Account Executive? Want to work for an integrated advertising agency with excellent training and development opportunities? Read on!

    Location:
    South East England
    Job Type:
    Permanent
    Job Salary:
    £23,000 - £25,000
    Location: South East England
    Job Type: Permanent
    Job Salary: £23,000 - £25,000
  • Not all jobs are created equal! This Social Media Manager opportunity is a unique chance for someone with a passion for digital to work on some very well known beauty and lifestyle brands...

    Location:
    Greater London
    Job Type:
    Permanent
    Job Salary:
    £27,000 - £30,000
    Location: Greater London
    Job Type: Permanent
    Job Salary: £27,000 - £30,000
  • If you want to add value in a small agency and 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
    Location: Greater London
    Job Type: Permanent
    Job Salary: £35,000 - £37,000
  • Responsible, strategic Senior Account Manager role, working on CRM activity for one of the biggest and best known car brands in the world!

    Location:
    Greater London
    Job Type:
    Permanent
    Job Salary:
    To £38,000 per annum- depending on exp.
    Location: Greater London
    Job Type: Permanent
    Job Salary: To £38,000 per annum- depending on exp.