T 020 8332 7656
My Account
T 020 8332 7656

Find Your Perfect Job

BRIEF US

You are here: Meet The Team >  Kate Boston

MY SHORTLIST

Nothing shortlisted yet - add jobs by clicking on the star icon

Latest News

How digital marketers can prepare for GDPR

The General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) are set to be rolled out on 2...

read more

Insight from the MD: The times they are a-changin’

What a 12 months we’ve had. Regardless of whether you’re politic...

read more
StopGap Consultant

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

  • Want to join a fast growing, highly creative full service agency based in Hertfordshire? Read on!

    Location:
    Greater London
    Job Type:
    Freelance
    Job Salary:
    £28,000 - £32,000 per year - 1 year Fixed Term Contract
    Location: Greater London
    Job Type: Freelance
    Job Salary: £28,000 - £32,000 per year - 1 year Fixed Term Contract
  • A fantastic opportunity to join a large, established team, in a strategic Digital CRM project management role for a global FMCG client!

    Location:
    Greater London
    Job Type:
    Permanent
    Job Salary:
    Dependent on experience
    Location: Greater London
    Job Type: Permanent
    Job Salary: Dependent on experience
  • Fast and furious opportunity for sparky Account Managers with truly integrated skill sets, at West End agency.

    Location:
    Greater London
    Job Type:
    Freelance
    Job Salary:
    £160 per day - est. 3 months
    Location: Greater London
    Job Type: Freelance
    Job Salary: £160 per day - est. 3 months
  • Lovely opportunity for SAM or even a PM, with a passion for charity, existing agencyside experience and Integrated comms, including basic digital. Read on............

    Location:
    Greater London
    Job Type:
    Permanent
    Job Salary:
    To £35,000 per annum
    Location: Greater London
    Job Type: Permanent
    Job Salary: To £35,000 per annum
  • Exciting opportunity for an experienced freelance Senior Account Manager to join the charity team immediately, on a 6 month contract at this global agency.

    Location:
    Greater London
    Job Type:
    Freelance
    Job Salary:
    £170 - £180 per day - 6 months contract
    Location: Greater London
    Job Type: Freelance
    Job Salary: £170 - £180 per day - 6 months contract
  • Lovely opportunity for agency GAD with CRM running through their veins, to join this London agency to work on one of the biggest international travel brands!

    Location:
    Greater London
    Job Type:
    Permanent
    Job Salary:
    To £75,000 per annum
    Location: Greater London
    Job Type: Permanent
    Job Salary: To £75,000 per annum
  • Here is a great opportunity for an experienced agency GAD or SAD to put your clientside hat on and help shape the strategic direction of CRM programmes for the UKs second largest energy company.

    Location:
    Greater London
    Job Type:
    Freelance
    Job Salary:
    £270 - £350 per day - 6 month contract
    Location: Greater London
    Job Type: Freelance
    Job Salary: £270 - £350 per day - 6 month contract
  • Brand new Account Director position is available at this award winning agency , to service an ever developing Client - a huge name from the travel sector.

    Location:
    Greater London
    Job Type:
    Permanent
    Job Salary:
    £43,000- £50,000 per annum
    Location: Greater London
    Job Type: Permanent
    Job Salary: £43,000- £50,000 per annum
  • Following a recent account win our Client has become the strategic CRM agency for a major travel Client. They need an established Senior Account Manager to join the team, as they create data-fueled customer driven communications.

    Location:
    Greater London
    Job Type:
    Permanent
    Job Salary:
    £35,000 - £38,000 per annum
    Location: Greater London
    Job Type: Permanent
    Job Salary: £35,000 - £38,000 per annum
  • If you love the entertainment sector, this is a genuinely exciting opportunity for a Senior Account Manager to join a fabulous account at a top notch agency. As the lead CRM agency across EMEA for this entertainment account, the hunt is on for a Senior Account Manager with solid email production experience to manage delivery of eCRM campaigns for this iconic brand.

    Location:
    Greater London
    Job Type:
    Permanent
    Job Salary:
    £35,000 - £38,000 - per annum
    Location: Greater London
    Job Type: Permanent
    Job Salary: £35,000 - £38,000 - per annum
  • Due to a new biz win, this agency needs a Senior Account Manager with direct and digi experience, to work in a high paced and energetic environment.

    Location:
    Greater London
    Job Type:
    Permanent
    Job Salary:
    £38,000
    Location: Greater London
    Job Type: Permanent
    Job Salary: £38,000