Our story

GAP is born in 2000 and since then has grown to become a major player in the finance recruitment world.


GAP Placements purchases office premises in Putney Wharf on the River Thames. We have our own home!


Johannesburg office opens. GAP wins mandate for the Prestigious Barclays Africa YCAP Program, amid strong competition for the project. We earn this accolade for the next two years running.


GAP Investment into cloud technology with a new database platform enables full integration between the branches. The family is united!


GAP is rated the leading supplier of professional staff to two of the Big 4 firms in the United Kingdom and preferred supplier to 3 of the Big 4 firms.

ACA CA(SA) Managing Director
ACA CA(SA) Managing Director


Ian Woodthorpe, the MD and founder of Gap Placements says “GAP Placements has a record turnover year. We are rated the Number One supplier in the UK to one of the largest professional services firms globally, and the only agency in the UK to service all four “Big 4” firms. Our client base has grown to include Europe, United Kingdom, Ireland, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Channel Islands, Australia, South Africa, Nigeria and Mozambique. With a truly global footprint of clients we offer unrivalled career enhancement opportunities. In 2016 we aim to double our headcount and add a UK contract desk!”

Meet our team

We specialise in:

Financial Recruitment

International and Local, Temporary and Permanent

Search and Selection

Targeted Search for Senior Appointments or Hard to Source Skills

Project Recruitment

Managing Time and Cost Effective Recruitment Projects

In an increasingly competitive environment, identifying, attracting and retaining talented individuals is a Corporate Priority, and GAP Placements partners with clients who understand this.