We love developing with Umbraco

We are your digital partner, your Umbraco specialists, your web development team or an extension to your in house team

About Brace Digital

We are a web development agency based in Chester, UK, building beautiful, feature rich websites and applications.

Primarily we develop on the Microsoft stack using .Net, MSSQL and Azure but if that doesn’t float your boat, we also work with other technologies and systems.


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Brace Digital was born out of a joint passion for delivering high level web solutions with a firm focus on high quality, delivering on time and on budget.

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Ben McKean
Founding Director

Ben has been involved in web development for over 15 years, half of that time has been spent developing with Umbraco. Prior experience includes insurance software, FinTech and most recently Head of Development for 5 years at an Umbraco Gold Partner. All of this experience has given Ben a great understanding of  the web project lifecycle from ideas inception to go live.

Ben is Umbraco Certified Level 1 and Level 2 and has extensive experience of bespoke solutions, database design and complex integrations.

Away from his desk Ben can be found acting as a climbing frame for his two young boys, running or cheering on his beloved Manchester City.

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Rick Lynch
Founding Director

Rick has been involved in web development for 11 years and has been building sites in Umbraco for the majority of those years. He has experience working with some of the industry leaders of the digital agency world, gaining invaluable commercial experience and developing sites for a range of blue-chip companies, multinational market leaders and well-known household brands.

Rick is Umbraco Certified Level 1 and Level 2 and has extensive experience in web architecture, UX and intricate third-party integrations.

When Rick looks up from his laptop, he can be found nose-deep in baby books as he is soon to be expecting his first child!!!... but does make time to watch Everton lose!!

Our services

We pride ourselves on fully satisfying your requirements and needs. We can deliver the full life cycle of a web project or provide additional resource where you’re short

Scoping and requirements

At the start of any project it's important to understand the project's objective, the business needs and the customer needs. We have extensive experience of getting to the guts of what a solution is required to do, how it will do this and document it in a coherent manner.

Umbraco CMS development

If you’ve not figured it out by now, we are passionate about developing with Umbraco! We feel that Umbraco is flexible and powerful enough to deliver the best results for anything browser based.

Bespoke integrations

We’ve integrated with many weird and wonderful systems, from CRMs to payment gateways and even client’s custom back office systems. We’ll do everything we can to make sure even the most complex of integrations seem seamless and natural to your end user.

UX and web design

It is true that we live and breathe the web but all users are different and require different considerations. Through the use of wireframing and careful planning we spend time on making sure your website works, as well as looking beautiful.

Frontend development

To truly bring your website to life each pixel from your design has to be carefully coded so it is an exact representation of your vision for your website. Everything we develop is responsive so you can rest assured that your users will be viewing your website in a way that is best optimised for their viewpoint.

Project management

We appreciate that our clients are busy and have day jobs. We’ll do everything we can to ensure that the delivery of the web project is pain free and fully satisfies our client's needs. With our vast experience of the web project life cycle, we believe we know what works, what doesn’t and ultimately, the best way a project can be delivered.


We’re proud to have worked with some great clients, we’d love to add you to that list….

Contact Us
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