Great things in business are not done by one person.

They’re done by a team of people.
Steve Jobs
When you work with Growth by Design you never really work with just one person, even if that’s what you think you are doing. You actually have the strength of our entire team behind you, working together as one.


Our vision is to enhance the reputations, efficiency and profitability of small and medium businesses across the world through the provision of supportive, powerful, cost effective and modern marketing support services in a way which gains them local recognition but with worldwide presence.


As a client of Growth by Design, you’ll enjoy a friendly welcome and a genuinely connected service with a business outcome focus.
At the needs assessment stage you’ll find that you learn new things, and gain more passion and motivation to put your company’s vital messages across to the very best prospects in innovative, professional and considered ways…

Our Fantastic Team

Our team always stays focused on our long term goals. While we have a lot of fun, enjoy each other’s company, we never lose focus on the ultimate purpose of us coming together.

Henry Laker

Managing Director

Henry has over 25 years experience of helping clients communicate to their customers with creative, marketing led solutions that consistently get results. When not working he can most often be found gardening or trying to keep control of his four mad Jack Russell terriers.

Tim Rylatt

Tim Rylatt

Commercial Director

Tim has a strong background in business coaching and a real passion for marketing and sales. He likes to learn buyer motives and then communicate towards them. When away from work Tim enjoys riding his motorbike and the cinema.

Juliet Rylatt

Juliet Rylatt

Finance Director

Juliet is the organiser and keeps us all in check. She loves planning, administration and providing support to the team. In her time off she enjoys reading, travelling and drinking prosecco!

Joanna Storer

Joanna Storer

Digital and Content Team Leader

Joanna heads up the digital marketing team and creates social media, email and blog content for clients, putting her degree in marketing and adept organisational skills to good use! She spends her weekends exploring the local area and trying as many restaurants as she can, socialising with friends and creating video content for her YouTube channel, Simply Redhead.

Cassandra Freeman

Cassandra Freeman

Deputy Team Leader

Cass is enthusiastic about all things digital marketing and is excited to be a part of the Growth By Design team. She works in digital marketing and can often be found producing content and reading up on industry news. In her spare time, she loves playing video games, teaching her pet rats tricks and getting buried in a good book/comic book.

Tom Groom

Marketing Assistant

Tom has joined our marketing team straight off the back of finishing a Master’s Degree in Digital Marketing. He has a passion for creating, and is always looking for the perfect content to communicate our client’s value to their customers. Away from work, Tom can be found playing, watching, and reading about football, as well as potting balls at his local snooker hall.

George Wakerley

Marketing Assistant

George discovered his passion for digital marketing while studying music at BIMM Brighton. He is always aiming to match a high level of creativity with the right level of relevance. If George is not at his computer writing blog posts, you can find him playing all over the country with his band, participating in Parkrun or riding his motocross bike.

Ysella Collier

Marketing Assistant

Ysella has been in business communications for many years and loves helping companies to find their voice. Out of work she is social secretary to her 2 children and likes long dog walks.

Jules Whitmore

Jules Whitmore

Graphic Designer

Jules bring to the team over 25 years experience working as a Graphic designer, she’s passionate about all things typography and loves the smell of ink on paper. When not working she spends her time mostly knee deep in mud playing superhero’s with her son.

Tom Bird

Web Designer

Tom thrives off the challenge of problem solving to create innovative user experiences, and with a background in both digital and print, he is an extremely versatile member of our team. When Tom is not working on beautifully designed websites, he can usually be found on the hockey pitch or hacking round a golf course.

Jody Barnes

Jody Barnes

Creative Design & Illustration

Jody is a graphic designer of the very highest calibre and puts our competition well and truly in the rear view mirror. That’s just how he likes life away from work too and can regularly be found racing modern bikes, classic twinshock bikes, mini bikes and even Rotax go karts. Surfed for years and has travelled to a fair few countries to do it too.


Senior Programmer

Over 20 years experience of solving highly complex problems. From AWS to YAML Tahir knows a lot of acronyms. A truly outstanding programmer – if you can think it, the chances are he can do it. Tahir loves traveling and riding his motorbike which he has taken all over Europe.

What our clients say

Growth by Design have provided impeccable service along with their wonderful design talents! They have completely transformed our online presence as well as our overall branding. Cannot recommend them highly enough!- Angela Spencer, Babyopathy
Henry provided Weald with clear marketing advice, which is still on-going as he tries to empower us with social marketing, blogging and all those new media things. Growth by Design created us a new web site and then trained us how to use and modify it. In summary, a professional service from a talented man who does what he says he is going to do.- Mike Nelson, Weald IT - Professional IT Support for Business
Henry Laker is the creative force behind Growth by Design and I can't recommend the company highly enough. Growth by Design specialise in creating marketing material aimed at the target customer - sounds simple but its quite an art and a skill to get into the customer's mind and understand what will interest them - and motivate them to spend money with your company.- Jo O'Connor, Battle House of Flowers

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If you’re ready to see what our modern marketing approach could help you achieve for your business then we’d love to hear from you.
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