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Positively different out-of-home

Alight Media founders

We are the fastest growing UK out-of-home media owner, with a vision to develop inclusive out-of-home, built on positive connections. 

We offer advertisers opportunities to engage audiences in every region, through our national OOH portfolio of digital billboards, digital and classic 6 sheet posters and the MiXR digital retail media network. For the last two years we have been listed in Campaign’s top 100 Best Places to work, and were recognised by the Best Companies scheme in 2023 as a Best Mid-sized company to work for in the UK, a Top 30 Best Mid-sized Company to work for in London and a Top 30 Media and marketing business.


Our history

Alight was co-founded by Matthew Dearden and Dave Huckerby (pictured above). Both Matthew and Dave have a strong background in OOH. Dave had worked in the industry for over 30 years and Matthew was previously President of Clear Channel Europe, one of the biggest OOH companies in the world.

Alight began as a self-funded, bootstrap operation, powered by Matthew and Dave's vision to deliver incremental audiences through a values-driven, talented team.

Our strategy of developing inclusive OOH across the UK, not just London and major cities, has seen our national audience reach over half of UK adults.


of all adults engage with us each month


adults see our D48s every month


adults see our 6 sheets every month


Top 30 Best Small Company

What makes us Alight Media?

We’re all about the team.

We put people at the heart of our business.

We collaborate with a diverse range of colleagues, partners, clients and communities because we know we are stronger as one.

We blaze our own trail.

We are curious.

We openly question the status-quo.

We know what we need to challenge and why.

We aim high.

We give all our effort.

We care about the customer.

We set ambitious goals and we bring them to life.

We care for each other and the world around us.

We believe everyone has an important role to play.

We apply ourselves so that we can grow.

We thrive in the face of challenges.

We enjoy what we do.

We do the unexpected.

We laugh out loud, smile and bring a positive spirit to work.


One of our founding beliefs when starting our business was the power of unleashing top talent. So right from the start we’ve had open and honest communication, and invited all Alight people to be an active part of building our culture.

Our leadership team

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Matthew Dearden

co-Founder and CEO

Dave Huckerby

co-Founder & Director

Dan Durling

Managing Director

James Baker


Jacs Carreau

Head of Direct Sales

Ged Glover

Chief Revenue Officer

Rob Smith

Development Director
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Darren McKay

Head of Data & Tech