Creating teams. Shaping futures.

Gabby Shaw

- Principal Recruiter
Digital Specialists
Phone: 0117 926 9530

Put simply, Gabby brings together emerging and talented digital specialists (SEO, PPC, affiliate, CRO, creative or socially focused) people with multi-national agency groups, big brands, boutique agencies and ambitious SMEs.


Gabby shares what it’s like to work at ADLIB.

The best thing that happened to me this week:

I had someone pop in to the office this week who I've helped find at least two jobs over the years. One of the best things about this job for me is the number of great people you get the chance to work with, and I always find it particularly rewarding when you work with the same person time and time again over a long period of time and see their career move forward in really positive ways. With so much going on at any given moment, it's sometimes hard to keep track of the days / weeks / months - but I'm pretty sure that happened this week… 

If I could change one thing that happened in my day today… 

As it's only 10:16am, there hasn't been a huge amount of opportunity for things to go wrong today as yet (touch wood). Part of the fun of working in the world of recruitment is having to think on your feet to react to fast-changing situations, many of which are wildly out of your control and impossible to predict - so come back to me in 5 or 6 hours and I'm sure there'll have been plenty to talk about.

For me, this is “what working at ADLIB” is all about: 

Something that I've struggled to find in past recruitment roles and that I'm extremely grateful to have at ADLIB is a group of hugely talented colleagues and role models who challenge me weekly to just do a bit better. We're hugely precious about our standards from a cultural perspective and it leads to being able to work with a roomful of people you can trust and have a good time with. It's a tough job at times, so having the right team around you is crucial.

My biggest feel good moment since I’ve been at ADLIB: 

It’s tough to pick just one moment from what has been a hugely rewarding three and a half years here so far - but I think it'll prove pretty hard to beat having the opportunity to go SxSW earlier in the year. To get the chance to spend a week in Austin, TX listening to some of the leading minds in the tech, digital and creative world challenge the way you think about the world you work in has been an absolute career high for me. 

How I explain what I do at a party: 

I say that I do recruiting for digital marketing and eCommerce. If I'm with friends, this is a lot simpler as a lot of my friends in Bristol actually work in digital or creative, so a lot of them have found work through ADLIB over the years and I'm spared the typical "oh babe, I'm so sorry to hear that you work in recruitment" response. If I'm with family or an elder bunch, I then have the joy of attempting to outline what "digital" and "eCommerce" means!