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We’re a boutique digital recruitment consultancy. We’re former digital practitioners, who do recruitment the way it should be done.
Talk to us! Call us on 0113 459 1200 or send us a brief

How can we help you?

Interim & NEDs

Helping you during periods of growth, transition or absence, we draw on our extensive network of experienced contract practitioners, to help identify the best digital people in the market fast - saving you time, money & frustration.


Team Builds

Whether you're migrating digital services in-house or building a new digital marketing team from the ground up, we can help to future-proof the needs of your business.

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Executive Search

Our proactive retained headhunt helps you secure the most business-critical digital leadership & board-level hires, anywhere in the world, to tight deadlines.

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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 Lloyds TSB Insurance, John Lewis, Electrocomponents PLC & 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

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How we work



For us, the brief is one of the most critical parts of the process. We're not looking for anyone; we’re looking for someone with the right skills and the right personality. Where circumstances allow, we’ll spend as much time with your key stakeholders as possible in order to get a feel for your company’s culture, understand your wider business objectives and develop a detailed set of requirements. We're looking for a two-way match, which is why we have such an incredible retention rate (98% after one year).



While salary may be negotiated towards the end of the recruitment process, we help identify an indicative salary range by reviewing comparable roles in the market, regional variances in salary and skillset requirements of comparable roles. We’ll also outline our fees and payment schedules at this stage. This allows you to budget from the outset, with no surprises later on.


Go to market

Next, we’ll prepare your job descriptions and ad campaign. We’ll either write job descriptions from scratch or rewrite existing job descriptions to make sure they attract only suitable candidates. We'll also begin a proactive headhunt.



Unlike many recruitment agencies, we won’t inundate you with dozens or hundreds of CVs. Instead, we’ll screen the most promising candidates to discuss their experience and suitability. We’ll do this either in person or by video, as we believe that a face-to-face conversation is the only way to get a true feel for what motivates and drives people. Face-to-face conversations also help candidates understand who’s representing them. A good recruiter-candidate relationship has proved invaluable over the years, and we’ve placed (and recruited for) very successful hires at many companies as a result.


Shortlisting & Interviews

Once suitable candidates have been screened, we’ll talk you through our remaining shortlist. Due to our quality-focused approach, we’ll typically present up to five candidates for you to consider. We’ll talk you through their motivations and goals, and explain why we think each candidate would be an asset to your company. By presenting only the highest-quality candidates, you’ll be in a great position to make the right hiring decision. Once you’ve chosen the candidate or candidates to pursue, we’ll be on hand to support you with interview arrangements.



When you're ready to hire we'll be able to support you with the offer process, referencing and eligibility checks, and on-boarding. We'll also follow up at regular intervals to see how your hire is settling, and really important for us - the impact they have on your business!

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● We’re absolute digital specialists● 20+ years of client-side expertise● 12 month free replacement warranty for total peace of mind

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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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