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Stopgap win at the MARA awards

Event Thursday 2nd December 2010, Jumeirah Carlton Tower, Knightsbridge, London
 
MARA (Marketing & Advertising Recruitment) AWARDS
 
WIN Best Candidate Experience, Recruitment Innovation
 
On the 2nd December 2010, Londons Jumeriah Carlton Tower, Knightsbridge, hosted the inaugural Marketing & Advertising Recruitment (MARA) Awards.  Stopgap, led by Claire Owen, walked away with two awards on the night: the much-coveted award for the Best Candidate Experience, as well as the award for Recruitment Innovation.
 
For 17 years, Stopgap has taken great pride in offering its clients and candidates a positively different experience of marketing recruitment.  This ethos is core to its guiding principles, of which impeccable candidate care is paramount.  Stopgap invests in a three-strong team of Candidate Care Executives, who ensure that every applicant for a Stopgap job receives a personalised phone call or email.  Kirsty McSweeney, Stopgaps Senior Candidate Care Executive, has made over 11,000 phone calls since the team was set up last year.
 
Stopgap also picked up the award for Recruitment Innovation, following a successful piece of work with longstanding clients, Premier Foods, in which they were looking to fill five brand management positions.  This comprised social media, branded advertising and a dedicated researcher and resulted in five successful placements.
 
When asked about winning these awards, Claire Owen, Stopgaps Leader of Vision and Values, said:
 
Since I started the business 17 years ago, I have always remained adamant that excellent candidate care is fundamental to good recruitment.  So many businesses claim to offer this, but the reality is quite different.  The award for Best Candidate Care is the one everyone wanted to win, and our success in this category shows just how committed we are to delivering on this promise.  We are also passionate about recruitment innovation and providing our clients with the positively different service that our candidates receive.  Winning both of these awards highlights our commitment to remaining the UKs leading marketing recruitment business.

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