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Sphere Digital Recruitment are a multi award-winning agency specialising in recruiting marketing, sales, analytics, product ​& creative talent on a permanent and contract basis in the UK, Europe and North America.

​It’s our job to be the experts and Sphere Digital Recruitment embrace the ever-changing and growing digital world. We’re proud to help businesses grow their digital teams and people take the next steps in their career.

Above all, we are a firm of passionate recruiters who love to have meaningful and engaging experiences with our people and customers to enable growth and get results.

Winners of Best Small Company in the UK 2022, Best Company
Winners of Best Recruitment Agency in the UK 2022, Best Company

We understand that every business is different and that your hiring needs and plans change, so our services adapt too; enabling you to save money, time and hire better people, faster.

Sphere’s team are on hand and ready to help and we can support you in different ways:


Individual permanent hires on a contingent, exclusive or retained basis

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Hiring for contract, FTC or parental/maternity covers

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Future Talent

Finding you the very best recent graduates and entry-level candidates

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Contingent & Retained Recruitment

We have flexible payment options to support your hiring needs

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Team Builds & Project Delivery

Campaign based partnership helping you to hire at scale and to reduce both your costs and your time spent with external partners

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Embedded Talent

Hire an internal recruiter via Sphere on a monthly rolling contract, plugging into our talent and our talent network for a full-service talent solution

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Our Vision

To be a specialist digital media, marketing, creative and technology recruitment business that will achieve great results for our people and our customers by having meaningful and engaging experiences with them that enable growth and get results.

Know our markets and know our customers. Be specialist. Be an expert.

Work together, listen, add value. Build long lasting relationships with customers and peers. Be a partner.

Start projects with an end in mind. Have reason behind our action. Focus on a result. Be solutions driven. Be purposeful.

Work with integrity. Understand our responsibility in everything that we do. Look first at ourselves. Be an example to others. Be responsible.

Do small and basic things brilliantly all the time. Be clear and concise. Keep things simple.

Go above and beyond. Never settle for mediocrity. Expect and strive for excellence in everything we do. Be ambitious.

Be prepared. Embrace and drive change. Be opportunistic. Be adaptable.

Our History

Since launching in 2012, Ed Steer and Niall Phelan, Sphere's Co-Founders, have built an award-winning global recruitment agency. 

Sphere is an ambitious business and has grown rapidly, moved to bigger offices 4 times and launched teams into new markets whilst remaining focused on the key things that make us great - our people, our culture and our customers.


Winner of Best Recruitment Agency

10 Years of Sphere

Sphere celebrated their 10th birthday! Such a proud achievement for us 

Moved to Broad Street, New York

Our North American office moved to new and upgraded offices at 85 Broad Street, with space to grow to 12 people


Diversity & Inclusion Champions

Ranked Top 3 for Diversity & Inclusion Champions at LinkedIn Talent Awards 2021

9 Years of Sphere

We celebrated 9 years of Sphere


8 Years of Sphere

We celebrated our 8th birthday at Sphere 

Moved to Red Lion Street

We signed a contract at Red Lion Street, moving Sphere into a nwe space for 100 people with world class facilities for our people and customers


7 Years of Sphere

Sphere turns 7 years old

Ibiza Incentive

We launched an Ibiza incentive for the top billers in the business


6 Years of Sphere

We celebrated 6 years of Sphere with our infamous boat party!

Most Socially Engaged Staffing Agency

We won the Most Socially Engaged Staffing Agency LinkedIn award 


55 Employees - 10 Specialist Teams

We ended the year with 55 employees across 10 specialist teams

5 Years of Sphere

We celebreated our proudest moment to date - turning 5 years old!

Then there were 50

Our 50th employee joined the business, a fantastic achievement in less than 5 years!


A Team of 40

Yet another milestone... we ended the year as a team of 40!

4 Years of Sphere

We celebrated our 4th birthday

International team launched

Our International team launched as a result of the demand from our customers to help grow and scale their businesses globally

Bex Hudson Joins the Team

Bex Hudson joins to launch our contract team


30 Sphere Employees!

We finished the year with 30 fantastic employees

Winners of the APSCo Recruitment Company of the Year

We were crowned winners of the APSCo Recruitment Company of the Year award - an incredible achievement at just 3 years old!

3 Years of Sphere

We celebrated 3 years of Sphere

Ben Steer joins

Ben Steer joins as our Finance Director


11 to 20 Employees in a Year!

We ended the year with 20 employees - a far cry from just the two in 2012!

2 Years of Sphere

We celebrated our 2nd birthday, in another new office - this time in Covent Garden

Sphere Graduate Recruitment Team

We introduced the Sphere Graduate Recruitment team and won the award for Best Client Service at the MARAs

Then There Were 11...

We grew from a team of 2, to starting 2014 with 11 employees!


More Awards!

We once again had successes at the MARAs and were proud winners of 5 awards, including: Best Client Service, Best Client-side Team, Best Large Agency, and Agency of the Year

1 Year of Sphere

We celebrated 1 year of Sphere and moved into an even bigger office in Euston Tower

Beginning to Grow...

Moved into a new larger office in Euston Tower due to growth


Winners of the Best Newcomer Award

We were crowned proud winners of the Best Newcomer Award at the Marketing and Digital Marketing Recruitment Awards (MARAs)

Where it all Began

Ed Steer and Niall Phelan launched Sphere Digital Recruitment from our first office in Fitzroy Square, London

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Sphere Digital Recruitment is a multi award-winning agency specialising in recruiting marketing, sales, analytics, product & creative talent on a permanent and contract basis in the UK, Europe and North America.

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