Hire the best. We introduce the hidden talent that even the best employer branding and noisiest of social media can’t find. 




Are quality introductions important to you? 

No such thing as a stupid question they say, well maybe in this case. You need to bring new skills to your team, that’s a given. Whether a contractor or an employee you also need the right personality.

We understand this.  You take your business and your recruitment seriously and so will we.

Work with the digital Hubbub and you’ll experience a focused, no-nonsense, and straight forward recruitment service.

We speak your language. We’ve been around the block and on the other side of the fence too, so we’ll understand the business problems you’re trying to solve. Our promise is that we won’t waste your time introducing inappropriate people. Quality, not quantity, is our aim.  Referenced talent; tried and tested talent.

Our forte is building digital product teams, from UX research and UI design to technical development, delivery, and testing.

How do we do this?

No magic dust, just a busy mix of jaw-jaw, cute technology, and constant learning. As part of the digital hubbub, we’re constantly tuned in and deciphering the noisy confusion of the digital sector and its recruitment market.

To be ready for when you put a call in for help, we need to be ready to deliver. So we keep on top of new technology and design trends. And who’s leading the way in their fields – which people are lighting it up.

We focus on building relationships with the whole talent pool, including especially the hidden talent who are only passively looking for pastures new.  Frankly, the best talent, those with the rarest of skills and best aptitudes are busy. They really don’t need to come to you and won’t respond to social media. Our experience is that the loudest, shoutiest, most obviously available talent may not be your perfect choice.  We cut through the noise and help the right voices to be heard.

What can you expect?

Expect genuine business and sector advice. We’ll grasp your business issues and your recruitment briefs at the first time of listening.

A results-focused service.

Flexibility. We work with all sizes of SaaS businesses, digital agencies, software development consultancies, and of course end client teams. We’re a small and agile business and appreciate flexibility ourselves. In return, we are to be able to offer flexible solutions, including rates and payment terms to assist smaller digital businesses and start-ups.

A bit of chat. As a recruitment business, we enjoy forging long-term business relationships. We often have candidates who become hiring clients and vice versa. We’re not going anywhere so let’s get to know each other.





Permanent Recruitment

Growing your team?  A contingency permanent recruitment service.

(No fee until you hire).


Freelance and Contract Recruitment

More resource needed to deliver your project? Maternity or sick leave cover required?

Let’s deliver an expert contractor.


Search & Selection

Senior role? Sensitive role? Need an expert and guaranteed result?

Appoint us.

We like to surprise our clients:

Words of appreciation:

“I’ve found Ian easy to work with because he knows the design sector well and he has integrity, treating businesses and candidates equally well. He works hard at matching candidates with the right job and aims to create long term relationships with clients. Overall a good guy to know as far a recruiters go!”

Ian Cochrane

Non-Exec Director, Mentor and Business Advisor

“Ian helped fill two roles (Account Manager and Senior Artworker) for our agency. He understood the brief from the outset and the candidates that he sent were on brief which saved time. Both hires are still employed!”

James Armstrong

Managing Director, Neighbour

“Ian is an absolute pleasure to deal with, he managed to find and place a devloper in one of my client’s businesses within 5 days. Pretty impressive.”

Robin Waite

Freelance Senior Integrated Designer, Business Coach, Speaker & Author.

“Ian is a great recruitment partner and has sourced very good candidates (one of which we have now hired) for us. He’s personable and dedicated, and an effective and well networked recruiter. Happy to recommend him!”

James Cowdale

Owner & Creative Director , Third Floor Design

“Ian took the time to understand the brief and make specific recommendations focusing on quality not quantity.”

David Mayer

Senior Partner, Lippincott


The Hubbub is based in Cirencester, in the Gloucestershire Cotswolds. I work with people and organisations all over the UK.