Welcome backstage

Discover what we do, how we work and who we are

Hotfoot is a multi award-winning strategic creative agency specialising in collaborating with brilliant clients to achieve ambitious goals.

As an integrated agency, our team of specialists offer a broad range of services under one roof, from brand identity design and marketing campaigns to website design and development.

Our clients range from iconic brands and large organisations to growing SMEs, charities, universities and start-ups. We work with the NHS, Rolls-Royce, Lancaster University, 5G Factory of the Future, DCC plc, Lake District Estates, University of Sheffield, Windermere Jetty, the Dukes, Greystonegill Distillery 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 Northern Digital Awards Campaign of the Year, 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 perceived value of your brand, products and services. From brand guidelines and packaging to print design and digital experiences, .


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


We create marketing campaigns to help you find and keep the loyalty of your target audiences. We develop marketing strategies based on your specific objectives, tailored to get results.

A few words from our clients

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

"Hotfoot listened to our brief and delivered exceptional results that were positively received by all partners."
Katia Harston, 5G Factory of the Future
"The whole Hotfoot team has been a pleasure to work with. They respond incredibly quickly with innovative ideas and creative solutions."
Alastair Evans, Rolls Royce
"Hotfoot defined our value proposition and created a brand identity that met all our objectives."
Mark Battista, Beetham Nurseries
"From the very beginning Hotfoot have been really great to work with on our projects in Europe and the USA."
Louise Cruickshanks, DCC plc
"Hotfoot works across our group to increase custom and loyalty. They are passionate and committed."
Phil Simpson, Lancaster Brewery
"We are really happy with our brand and website and have had so many positive comments from our customers. "
Claire Cornthwaite, Cornthwaite Group
"Hotfoot ensures our website constantly evolves which helps drive sales and customer satisfaction. "
Hannah Riding, Silver Tree Jewellery
"We selected Hotfoot because of their passion, commitment and creativity. We are hugely impressed with their work. "
Gita Bhutani, The NHS
"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
"The team at Hotfoot is intuitive, creative and very responsive. We would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone!"
David Southey, Greystonegill Distillery

We'd love to work with you

Get in touch & let’s chat through your project

    Awards & accreditations

    • The Drum Recommended
    • Pride Awards
    • The Bibas Winner
    • Prolific North Creative Awards
    • Boost Business Lancashire
    • Prolific North Marketing Awards
    • Awwwards Nominee 2016
    • Digital Lancashire Founding Member
    • Northern Digital Awards Winner 2023
    • Red Rose Winner