Stopgap Clients


New to us? Glad you stopped by.

We’re very pleased to meet you and we’re ready to help in every way that we can. First of all, we’re going to make you some promises. It’s the Stopgap Way.

We promise to:

  • Listen carefully to fully understand your brief.

  • Provide first class consultancy that’s tailored to your operational needs.

  • Provide you with a consultant that has both marketing and sector experience.

  • Create a bespoke multi-channel candidate sourcing plan at no extra cost to you.

  • Present your business professionally and protect your brand in everything we say and do externally.

  • Identify and contact both active and passive job seekers who have ‘grown up’ with us.

  • Interview (in person where time allows), and character profile all candidates before presenting a shortlist.

  • Manage the expectations of all candidates, debriefing those that are unsuccessful at every stage.

  • Always be completely transparent with you and keep you informed throughout.

We Employ The Right People...

Our talented, intelligent consultants have pretty much all worked in marketing in a previous life. You can meet them here.

Having first hand experience of the roles we recruit for gives us invaluable insight and means we ‘get it right’ more often. And since we’re not commissioned, we’re driven only by our passion to put the right people in the right jobs. 

Each of our consultants has their own specialist sectors and will work with you to fill both your permanent and freelance vacancies. We understand the nuances of your particular industry and talent needs. 


We make it our business to get to know candidates before you do, so we can be sure of the culture fit as well as the ‘on paper’ fit and you don’t get inundated with CVs that are ‘not quite right’.

We’re true advocates of candidate care, ensuring that we get back to every single applicant whether they’re successful or not, and offering career advice and coaching. 

It’s important to us that we understand, champion and protect your brand as an employer, so we always represent you with the integrity you deserve.

We share candidates across teams (no commission means increased collaboration) so you benefit from the transferable skills that we’re hot at spotting.

We advertise on third party sites as well as on our own website, as well as use LinkedIn and other social channels to connect with marketers, and we don’t charge extra for this. 


Our 26 year heritage means we have a unique and long-standing relationship with a network of marketers who have grown up with us. Our service-led approach, low staff turnover and rich engagement programme have all helped us guide thousands of marketing professionals through their careers – from first job to ‘top dog’. This means we have access to an unparalleled pool of marketing talent that refreshes itself through referral and recommendation. By daring to be different, we challenge the recruitment industry’s reputation for bad practise and poor service.

Whether you’re known to us or new to us, recruiting for one or many, need specific advice or a long term trusted partner, we're here to help in any way that we can. Give us a call on 02 8270 7171, or you can submit a brief here and we'll be in touch to discuss your needs further.

Please refer to our T&C's page to read Stopgap's standard Terms of Business.