About us

Meet the team

We launched Urban Digital in March 2020, only a matter of weeks before the pandemic hit the UK and are proud to have withstood these turbulent times.

Collaborating with some of the globe’s most dynamic start-ups and scale-ups, Urban Digital are proud to be authentically aligned to this entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Our team is characterised by hard work, tenacity, and resilience, exemplified by our success during unprecedented times—a testament to our unwavering commitment to delivering exceptional results for our clients.

Each team member brings firsthand industry experience and unparalleled market insight, cultivated through years of hands-on work with industry giants like Google, The Guardian, Channel 4, Future Publishing, Fox Interactive Media, and Omnicom, among others.

This industry knowledge allows the team to confidently consult with each client, with both knowhow and certainty.

Career Highlights: 

  • Worked for two International digital media recruitment agencies
  • In-house recruitment at a world leading tech giant
  • In-house recruitment at a global media advertising and communication agency
  • Managed the commercial recruitment advertising team of a global press brand
  • Managed the commercial delivery for an International marcomms platform
  • Lead the recruitment strategy for a public sector research and engineering body, via an award-winning MSP. It is due to this combined recruitment experience that in 2020 Urban Digital Recruitment was born.

You’ll typically find Rebecca: 

  • On a building-site, overseeing her house renovation project!
  • Alternatively, snuggled up on the sofa with her daughter, watching Bluey..!

Rebecca’s favourite quote:

“There is no elevator to success. You have to take the stairs.”

Rebecca Wells

COO & CoFounder

Career Highlights: 

  • Fresh from University, Laura immediately embarked upon her successful recruitment career
  • Later moving to London, she gained invaluable industry experience, working within digital sales for a number of leading digital businesses & media owners
  • Laura went on to be the consistent top biller, at another leading recruitment agency, where her eye for the perfect match, speed of delivery and excellent customer service, saw her become the recruiter of choice for many clients
  • This combined experience and her desire to challenge the status quo within recruitment, led to her forming a partnership with Rebecca, resulting in the launch of Urban Digital Recruitment

You’ll typically find Laura: 

Running around after her beautiful daughter, socialising during play-dates and toddler birthday parties. Outside of motherhood, you’ll find Laura indulging in: eating out across London, retail therapy, Pilates, reflexology and of course Netflix.

Laura’s favourite quote: 

“The harder you work the more luck you create.” 

Laura Brazil

Laura Brazil

CCO & CoFounder

Career Highlights:

Alex has extensive experience headhunting mid to senior level talent in the digital media and technology sectors across the UK, EMEA and APAC.

With her broad knowledge of the digital media and technology ecosystem, Alex has successfully ran retained and contingent searches for businesses in the field of Video, Native, Connected TV, Digital Audio, Programmatic, Affiliate, Data and SAAS.

Her experience spans over 7 years in digital and tech recruitment, including founding and launching her own agency, Morrow Talent, which later merged with Urban Digital.

You’ll typically find Alex: 

At home, snuggling her brand new baby boy!

Alex’s favourite quote: 

“Insanity, is doing the same thing time and time again and expecting a different result.” 

Alex

Alexandra Farrell

Managing Partner

Career Highlights:

  • 12 years’ recruitment and digital experience
  • Worked for two leading digital recruitment agencies, with a focus on ad tech
  • Worked as in-house recruitment and HR for a social content start up
  • Worked for two major digital publications in sales and partnerships

You’ll typically find Cheets:

Walking in the Derbyshire countryside, running around after her toddler, or entertaining friends and family in her garden bar.

Cheet’s favourite quote:

“If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude”

Laura Cheetham

Laura Cheetham

Associate Director

Career Highlights:

Sean is highly experienced in headhunting top-level technical talent for a range of companies in the UK, Europe, and the U.S. – from those established in the mainstream press to ambitious, high-growth start-ups that have gone on to raise over $100m, or hit Unicorn status.

After graduating with a degree in Communications, he worked as an employment coach, assisting the long-term unemployed in building up their skills and confidence to secure full-time employment, before moving to London and founding his own agency, which he ran successfully for eight years.

You’ll typically find Sean: 

In the kitchen trying to cook new dishes, spending quality time with his family, or kicking a football somewhere! 

Sean’s favourite quote: 

“Don’t count the days, make the days count.”

Sean Martin

Executive Consultant

Career Highlights:

Lou started her career in hospitality in Cornwall, she later moved to London to join agency life. She held roles including Team Manager, Talent and Operations Manager and Personal Assistant within the Leadership team.

After a 2 year career gap to have her daughter, she stepped back into supporting companies as a Virtual Assistant.

Now she is a valued member of the Urban Digital team and is the Operations Manager.

You’ll typically find Lou: 

Running around a beach with her 3 year-old daughter, playing pirates and hunting for sea glass or getting soaking wet splashing in the sea. She also loves meeting up with friends and family which always includes eating (a lot)!

Lou’s favourite quote:

“When you get to where you’re going, turn around and help her too. For there was a time, not long ago when she was you.

Lou Wallis

Operations Manager

Career Highlights:

Hannah started her sales career in Hong Kong where she lived for 18 years! Hannah was an Account Manager for a company who consulted for businesses across the Asia Pacific. After moving to the UK, Hannah worked in sales and after consistently being a top performer was handed a large national account to manage and within a year of having the account had doubled the margin to £1m+

Within the first 5 months of Hannah’s recruitment career, she was successful in winning large accounts on a retained basis.

Hannah has consistently been a top performer throughout her career.

You’ll typically find Hannah: 

Watching the latest true crime documentary! Out walking in the countryside or cooking up a storm with a glass of wine in hand!

Hannah’s favourite quote: 

“Success is peace of mind, which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you made the effort to become the best of which you are capable.”

Hannah Brennan

Recruitment Consultant

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