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Growth by Design

Comedy legend Brian Conley presents award for New Business of the Year

16 March 2018 16:34


Haywards Heath-based business Growth by Design scoops New Business of the Year at the 10th Anniversary of the Gatwick Diamond Business Awards held at Effingham Park Hotel. Last night’s awards celebrated people and businesses who have shown innovation and inspiration in their work, and have demonstrated a real commitment to the sub-region. The awards have become one of the region’s premier business occasions - celebrating the best of the best across the Gatwick Diamond. This year’s awards were presented by the award-winning comedy legend, star of stage and screen and, more recently, a popular contestant on Strictly Come Dancing, Brian Conley.

Tim Rylatt had a lightbulb moment in early 2016 when he realised that a combination of his business growth coaching firm and his friend Henry Laker’s marketing business could create the perfect support for local businesses. A company that could complete all the marketing tasks a business owner required but with regular touch points so they really understand the impact of activities and how they can turn the sales funnel on and off to achieve their growth objectives. Growth by Design was born!

Henry says, “I’m delighted we’ve won this award. I say ‘we’ because it is a team effort and every member contributed. It’s our unified working approach and the idea that everyone has contributed - with their various personal and business experience viewpoint - to the service model design and delivery that made the difference. By working in a way which values different perspectives on challenges, we’ve created some client-focused, results-focused marketing packages that are truly different. We’ve had contributions from those skilled in marketing, fashion, digital, communication, business strategy and more.”

Tim says, “The interview stage of the judging process was interesting and challenging! We were asked not just about what we do, but how we approach it, what values and culture our team and ourselves live by. We had to think hard about who we were and it reminded me that the creation of jobs both within our own company through growth, but also through our clients’ growth is exciting and motivating to us all. We are over the moon to have won this recognition, and it inspires us about what is still to come!”

Stephanie George from the award sponsor, Basepoint Business Centres, explains why Growth by Design took the title for New Business of the Year, “They clearly demonstrated their unique nature, making them stand out from the crowd in what is a very saturated market. They showed incredible passion for helping their clients in a holistic way, with this ethos obviously running throughout the whole company. We were particularly impressed by the personal development opportunities provided for their team and felt that this will help them achieve their plans for growth. It was also clear to see that this business has the potential to grow and be around for a very long time.”


Notes to editor:
If you’d like to speak to Tim or Henry, please contact Sally at Rev PR, 07887 495198

Winners photo from left to right: Brian Conley, Joanna Storer, Julia Whitmore, Henry Laker, Tim Rylatt, Stephanie George

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About Growth by Design

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. You’ll benefit from attentive listening, and pro-active suggestions.

You’ll enjoy the creative and well structured approach and be able to easily recognise the expertise of the well trained team. By the time we start to deliver your marketing service you’ll already be confident and excited about the results…

Once your project or support programme is underway, you’ll feel consistently well informed, with the ability to positively interact and be responded to. As a team, you’ll find that no matter who you talk to there is always a willingness to help and a focused mind ready to help you. Your project will be delivered to timeframe and to the required specification or beyond, and you’ll love the human level of care applied to the work being completed.

Throughout and beyond the working relationship with our team, you’ll find that you are appreciated, valued, and well supported, meaning that you’ll gain the confidence through experience which will not just allow you to refer us to your friends, clients, suppliers and others you know, and this will be at a level where you’ll choose to do so with genuine enthusiasm!

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