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StopGap Consultant

The Serious Bit

Caroline is one of two Heads of Business at Stopgap and she heads up the brands and agency teams.

Caroline initially started in sales and has 15 years of experience in sales and marketing working for some great blue-chip companies including Cadbury Trebor Bassett, Lyons and TNS. She worked her way up through national accounts, trade marketing and category marketing when it was in its infancy as part of the first category managers team at Cadbury Trebor Bassett, as well as setting up the entire department at Lyons Coffee.

However, few people know that she originally started her career in hotel and catering and is a trained chef, able to cook and silver serve at banquets and functions for hundreds of people…she hates cooking now though and her husband Tony does it all! 

The Fun Bit

When I was little I wanted to be...

…blonde with straight hair because my hair is wild, curly and untameable!

My worst job ever was...

…when I worked in hotel and catering I did a six month stint in the housekeeping department – when you are cleaning rooms after people nothing ever surprises you anymore. Some of the things I have seen and have had to clean up I am not able to put in print – use your imagination and then think worse!

In my spare time you can find me...

mainly drinking and eating and then spending all my time at the gym, boot camp or Pilates trying to work it all off!

The brand I am most passionate about is...

…Mulberry, because I love their bags and want more of them! Also I think the quality is amazing and they are true classics.

As always, Stopgap prevails as the most distinguished recruiter I work with, and believe me there are many (!) since you are the only ones who ALWAYS send feedback or a reply, even when one is unsuccessful. Kudos to you and the team for standing well above in what is an ever growing massive crowd – yet no-one can hold a candle to you in this respect. I am so impressed!