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Take a look around at what we do, how we work & who we are

Hotfoot is a multi award-winning creative agency that specialises in helping our clients achieve their goals – as both a strategic adviser and as a delivery partner.

As an integrated agency, our team of specialists is able to offer a broad range of related services all under one roof – including brand strategy and design, marketing campaigns, website design, digital marketing, PR, and social media management.

The team at Hotfoot has significant experience in collaborating with growing clients in a range of specialist sectors including hospitality and leisure, luxury retail, health and beauty, advanced manufacturing, professional services, digital and technology, the arts, charity and public sector.

Our clients range from iconic brands and large organisations to growing SMEs and start-ups. We work with the NHS, Rolls Royce, Lancaster University, 5G Factory of the Future, DCC plc, the Nuffield Foundation, the Trussell Trust, Lake District Estates, University of Sheffield, Windermere Jetty, the Dukes, Lancaster Brewery, Greystone Gill Distillery, Leonard Dews and many others.

We approach every project with enthusiasm, a keen intelligence, and the desire to move the needle, so that our clients get incredible results.

We are winners of the Red Rose Awards Creative Business of the Year, BIBAs Creative Agency of the Year, and the Sub 36 Customer Champions of the Year.

Take a look at our recent work or contact us if you’d like to chat about a project.

“I founded Hotfoot in 2006 because I believe the best work happens when there's mutual trust, sincere collaboration, and a deep understanding of each and every client. It’s the first and final 10% of a project that often makes the difference, and with our energy and positive attitude, that’s where we excel.”

Charlie Haywood, Creative Director & Founder

How we Work


We start with your objectives and develop your Value Proposition. We work to understand your strengths, and any weaknesses; opportunities in your marketplace, and threats from your competitors. This helps ensure you achieve an outstanding ROI.



We believe plans should be agile enough to adapt to new information and priorities. That's why we offer clients a uniquely collaborative approach to project management. We're also careful to ensure costs and deadlines are clearly communicated.



Design is in our DNA. It's what makes us different. We design brands that increase the value of products and services; user experiences that generate more enquiries and sales; and strategies that accomplish your objectives.



Over the last decade our team has developed expertise in a range of specialist skills, platforms and tools, so we can create work that meets your specific objectives and that performs exceptionally across all media, from web design to print.



Whether it's capturing feedback, monitoring web analytics, measuring email responses, or tracking media coverage, we are committed to giving you the insights required to ensure your projects achieve the success they deserve.


Our Services

Every client is different, so we tailor our services to each & every project


We create enduring and versatile brand identities to increase the value of products and services. From logos, signage and stationery, to website design, packaging and promo items.


Our knowledge and experience of tech helps you achieve your goals. From responsive web design, apps and ecommerce, to email newsletters, secure hosting and actionable analytics.


We offer marketing and communications to help you find and keep the loyalty of your target customers. We develop marketing strategies based on your specific objectives, and get results.

A few words from our clients

We're proud of the work we do, so we're really chuffed to share our client feedback

"We’re absolutely delighted with the new brand and website that Hotfoot Design created for Funny Girls."
Tracey Litherland, Funny Girls
"The team has listened, advised, and helped us define our vision. We've seen an upsurge in interest about us."
Sharon Jackson, Neuro Dropin
"We are delighted with Hotfoot's quality of work and results, which are critical to the success of our new venture."
Joe Towers, Brades Farm
"Hotfoot's team is passionate and knowledgeable, and have provided invaluable support, expertise and attention."
Simon Reader, Lancaster University
"Hotfoot asked all the right questions and have done a fabulous job of translating our business into a brand."
Dr Will Maden, Miralis Data
"Hotfoot Design always delivers inspiring brands which bring our work to life. A real pleasure to work with."
Kerry Turner, Lancaster University Management School
"Hotfoot delivered on every level with attention to detail, flexibility and professionalism."
Ed Matthews-Gentle, Creative Lancashire
"We've had a huge volume of orders and so many positive comments about the website design. Thank you Hotfoot!"
Noel Radford, Radford's Pie Company
"Hotfoot helped us reach a wide audience in over 150 countries. The response was fantastic!"
Russell Reader, Lancaster University
"Hotfoot works across our group to increase custom and loyalty. They are passionate and committed."
Phil Simpson, Lancaster Brewery
"Hotfoot are intuitive, creative and very responsive. We would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone!"
David Southey, Greystonegill Distillery
""Hotfoot listened to our brief and delivered exceptional results that were positively received by all partners.""
Katia Harston, AMRC Communications Manager, 5G Factory of the Future
"Hotfoot communicated our value proposition and created a brand and website that met all our objectives."
Mark Battista, Beetham Nurseries
"Hotfoot created a fully responsive ecommerce website design and helped drive sales and customer satisfaction."
Hannah Riding, Silver Tree Jewellery
""From the very beginning Hotfoot have been really great to work with on our projects in Europe and the USA." "
Louise Cruickshanks, Chief Development Officer, DCC Health and Beauty Inc USA
"We are really happy with our brand and website and have had so many positive comments from our customers. "
Claire Cornthwaite, Cornthwaite Group

We’d Love To Work With You

Get in touch & let’s chat through your project

Awards & Accreditations

  • The Drum Recommended
  • Marketing Lancashire
  • The Bibas Winner
  • Lancashire Business Awards Nominee 2016
  • Boost Business Lancashire
  • Cumbria Tourism
  • Awwwards Nominee 2016
  • Digital Lancashire Founding Member
  • Lakes Hospitality Association
  • Red Rose Winner