About 1st Stop Recruitment

Established in 2001, 1st Stop Recruitment has been providing unrivalled recruitment services in Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and Essex. Our diverse selection of candidates and membership to the UK’s largest recruitment network makes us as a market leader and preferred supplier to hundreds of companies.  With a growing team of specialist consultants and increasing geographical reach, our continual growth contributes to our longevity.

Our team provide a comprehensive and professional service to everyone we work with. We dedicate our time to finding the perfect match for both candidates and clients.


Lesley started in the industry in 1987 with a well known agency. She was soon promoted to supervisor and then offered her own start up branch as the manager.

Due to having a son with special needs, Lesley needed to work closer to home to enable a better career – life balance. With several years of recruitment under her belt and specialist training Lesley decided to start up 1st Stop Recruitment, her own recruitment business. Since then she hasn’t looked back.

Being able to draw from 30 years of industry experience, Lesley has been able to lead the most efficient and effective recruitment company around. The longstanding foundation of the business was to never take shortcuts and provide a thorough service, enabling our clients to concentrate on their businesses.


As a respected recruitment consultancy we offer professional, high end customer service. Lesley has built a strong team of consultants, who have become experts in their fields. We fully support higher education, and all staff are either qualified in their field or studying towards a qualification.

We take our time to understand our clients and our candidates. It’s about the perfect match for everyone, so we invest our time and skills. To us, it is not a race to submit CV’s – we endeavor to find the right candidate. Our membership with TEAM aids this, and enables us to recruit nationally with the backing of a multitude of specialist recruiters.

Our entire business is underpinned by processes, procedures and governing bodies. However, we also pride ourselves in being friendly, approachable and professional. Clients, candidates and suppliers have all said that 1st Stop is like a breath of fresh air compared to previous experiences, with our customer service being second to none.

Meet The Team

Lesley Whiting


Tel: 01440 763021
Email: info@1ststoprecruitment.co.uk

Interesting Fact: Lesley was a model in teenage magazines.

Lesley - Director - 1st Stop Recruitment


Branch Manager

Tel: 01440 763021 / 07538 061689
Email: levi@1ststoprecruitment.co.uk

Interesting Fact: Levi spent his summers in the Caribbean.

Levi - Accounts - 1st Stop Recruitment


Recruitment Consultant – Temporary Division

Tel: 01440 763021 / 07815 717200
Email: alex@1ststoprecruitment.co.uk

Interesting Fact: Alex can read music, play the piano and sang in a choir.

Alex - Recruitment Consultant - 1st Stop Recruitment


Marketing and Resourcing

Tel: 01440 763021
Email: lewis@1ststoprecruitment.co.uk

Interesting Fact: Lewis once toured nationally in a rock band.

Lewis - Resourcing - 1st Stop Recruitment



Tel: 01440 763021
Email: info@1ststoprecruitment.co.uk

Interesting Fact: Anne was an evacuee in the second world war.

Anne - Administrator - 1st Stop Recruitment

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