About us

A two-person team helping recruiters leverage the power and freedom of WordPress.

Products and services

Recruitment websites

Custom-built WordPress websites that give you the flexibility and freedom to find your competitive edge.

The power and flexibility to beat your competition

By choosing WordPress, you’re choosing an open-sourced content management system with no limits.

You won’t be restricted by the functionality of a closed, platform-based website.

Your website will be fully custom-built to your needs, with the flexibility to find your competitive edge.

Ownership and freedom

A recruitment website from Highrise Digital is yours. You don’t ‘license’ it from us, you own it.

This means that you will never be held hostage by your website provider. The content and code of your site is yours to do as you please.

Simple Social Images

Get more engagement on your job posts with automated, branded, beautiful social sharing images for your jobs.


Connect WordPress with your job posting & distribution software.

Fast and simple.

WP Café

A show about the business of WordPress development

WP Café is our weekly YouTube/podcast show where we discuss the trials and tribulations of WordPress development and running a business.

The team

Small, but perfectly formed

We’re proud to be a small team. It means you get a more responsive, responsible partner.

You’ll always be talking directly to us, not through project or account managers. We’re also the ones doing the work, so we can confidently talk you through challenges, ideas and options.

Mark Wilkinson

Back-end developer

Mark is a seasoned WordPress developer and recruitment integrations expert.

He’s happiest when solving problems in PHP or when on the golf course.

Mark is the guy that makes stuff work behind the scenes.

Keith Devon

Designer, Front-end developer

Keith loves to craft web interfaces that delight and inform users.

When he’s not making websites look pretty, you can often find him cycling through the Kent countryside, or at the beach.

Our story

Back in 2014, two WordPress freelancers came together to work on a project. Keith was looking for some additional development resource and he’d just seen Mark give a talk at the WordPress London meetup about deployment workflows.

Mark and Keith started working together on that project and kept the relationship going for the next couple of years. Their skills were complementary, with Mark being back-end and Keith front-end focused, and they shared common ideas around values, best practices and the WordPress community.

At a café table in London, in early 2016, Keith and Mark got together to discuss joining forces. They came up with a name and a logo and Highrise Digital was born.

Our mission was to build better WordPress sites by focusing on painless content management and website performance. That’s still our driving force today.

The future

The last couple of years have seen two major changes for us:

  1. The move into the recruitment sector
  2. Adding more products to our offerings

We’re now a fully recruitment-focused business. This focus will allow us to concentrate our efforts towards helping more and more recruiters through our products and services.

Working with recruiters

Mark had been working on Broadbean to WordPress integrations before starting Highrise Digital.

Through a series of plugins and services, Mark and Keith refined the process and in 2020 they launched JobRelay.

Working with recruiters on their integration projects has given us valuable insight into the industry and their technical needs. We’ve become the go-to WordPress people in the recruitment space.

Now, having helped hundreds of recruiters with their website integrations, we’re marrying the two sides of our business and offering a full recruitment website service.

What we do

At Highrise Digital we are relentlessly passionate about building better WordPress sites for recruitment businesses. We believe in a higher standard of WordPress development.

By working with us you’re choosing a development partner who will:

Highrise Digital work in a different way. We build custom, lean, forward looking websites that are tailored to your content and your business requirements.

How do we do it?

Giving back

Helping the communities that helped us

We’re huge advocates of giving back to the communities that we operate in.

No web company has ever become successful without relying on the help of others, and we believe in sharing our knowledge and helping to nurture the next generation of WordPress professionals.

We have a podcast and YouTube show (WP Café) where we share our experience of running an agency and developing with WordPress. We also regularly publish WordPress development tutorial videos to our 1.6k+ subscribers.

Previously, we ran a mentoring programme, and gave talks at, sponsored and supported local meetups and national WordCamps.

Highrise Digital on YouTube

Our growing YouTube channel now has over 100 videos and 1.6k subscribers.

Get in touch

We’d love to discuss your next recruitment website project with you.