Professional recruitment consultancy


1st Stop Recruitment was established back in 2001 and since opening its doors, it has remained the ‘go to’ agency for clients and candidates alike. We pride ourselves on our client centric approach and the range of recruitment based consultancy services we provide.

Our core service includes recruitment solutions for full, part time, temporary and permanent roles. However, unlike other recruitment agencies, this is not the extent of the services we offer. In addition to the core recruitment solutions we offer a range of additional consultancy services and informational resources to assist clients and candidates alike .

Now having completed the transition from Recruitment Agency to Recruitment Consultancy, we are delighted to be able to provide an extended portfolio of support services to both clients and candidates alike.

Lesley Whiting, Director

Our Founder

Back at the start of her career in recruitment Lesley was employed and trained by a large national recruitment company. Here, she demonstrated a natural flair for the industry and quickly rose through the ranks to the position of Branch Manager. With over 8-years of of experience under her belt, Lesley made a career decision to open her own recruitment agency and in 2001, in Haverhill, Suffolk, 1st Stop Recruitment opened for business.

For almost twenty years, 1st Stop Recruitment has been serving both clients and candidates alike in the local community and further afield in Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and Essex. As Director of 1st Stop, Lesley’s commitment to personal service is underpinned by almost 30-years of industry experience. This ensures that all who use 1st Stop Recruitment get the best possible service.


….well almost! 1st Stop Recruitment has been serving clients and candidates alike for more than 20 years and although our office doors may not be open at the current time due to COVID, we are still very much in business. The team are working harder than ever, just remotely!

1st Stop Recruitment…

…is powered by TEAM.

A unique and unrivaled UK network of independent recruiters that provide up to date information, guidance and support to its members. Lesley Whiting has held the position of TEAM Divisional Director, East Of England for the last 10 years.

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