Is your recruitment process making you feel a bit like this?

At Digital People, we're digital practitioners first. We've been the candidate and the hiring manager. We understand what good recruitment looks like from both sides of the process. Our commercial experience gives us a deep understanding of the nuances of digital skillsets, and the knowledge to help you craft the right brief, and find the right people, quickly & efficiently. For details, call 0121 409 1452

What we do


Interim & NEDs

Supporting you during growth, transition, or absence, we draw on our super vast network of experienced practitioners to help identify the best people in the market, who can fly into action & get the job done.


Team Builds

Whether you are migrating digital services in-house or building a new digital marketing team from the ground-up, we can help you to get the foundations for growth in place quickly, and cost-effectively.


Executive Search

Our proactive headhunt helps you secure the most business-critical hires, anywhere in the world, to the tightest of deadlines.

Who we are


Hi, I’m Ed. I founded Digital People in 2015, after spending almost two decades managing digital marketing and large-scale digital transformation for brands including HBOS, Lloyds TSB Insurance,, Electrocomponents PLC, John Lewis & Expedia.
At Digital People, we’re digital practitioners first.
Our experience gives us a deep understanding of the skills and nuances of digital skillsets, and the knowledge to properly interrogate a candidate’s experience. We help craft the right brief and find the right talent, quickly and efficiently with a focus on quality, not quantity.
In 2016, Digital People won the coveted Best Newcomer award at the Marketing & Digital Recruitment Awards. We were recognised for our commitment to creating a philosophy based around the candidate experience, and exceptional client service levels

Why trust us?


Our Experience

In almost two decades as client-side digital practitioners working across B2B & B2C Retail, Financial Services & Travel, we've worked in, hired or managed many of the roles we now recruit for, which gives us a unique perspective of the industry.


Our Retention Rates

In the 7 years since we opened our doors, 98% of our candidates were still in role, or had promoted by the time they reached 12 months. Our focus on cultural fit has enabled us to achieve industry-beating retention rates.


What if it things go wrong?

We focus on culture fit, because if it isn't right on day one, it won't be right in 6 months time. We're so confident in our retention rates that we offer a 12 month replacement warranty, so if anything goes wrong in the first year, you know we have some skin in the game.

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What our clients say

Richard Martin, Digital Director at market leading health & safety supplier Arco, explains what it's like to work with us...

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Ed's understanding of e-commerce best practice, and ability to develop and deliver a plan of change are excellent. Ed's a great recruiter - very good at finding excellent people.

CEO, Octopus Energy

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Brief: e-Commerce team build

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