wealden growth agency

Accelerating your success
The fastest way to grow profit is to grow sales

helping Wealden based businesses expand

Hothouse helps Wealden based businesses expand locally, nationally and internationally.

Passionate about contributing to the success of local enterprise in the heart of rural Kent, we work alongside start-ups and established businesses to identify best routes to market, develop effective strategies, harness technology and devise multi-media approaches, to secure sales from their target audiences, to drive growth and profitability.

Sometimes our projects involve modernising, rebranding and re-launching a company as part of a stimulus or turnaround process.

Emma Wood


RECENT PRESS         16th June 2018

Meeting at No. 10 Downing Street

Emma Wood – founder of both Hothouse Wealden Growth Agency and recently launched multi-media events platform The Big WOW, was invited by Emma Jones MBE and Founder of Enterprise Nation to a meeting at No. 10 Downing Street on Thursday 5th July 2018.

Alongside15 other invited delegates, all of which were from rural areas across the UK, she met with the Prime Minister’s special adviser Jimmy McLoughlin. The fundamental aim of the meeting was to outline the various challenges faced by self-employed and SMEs (small and medium sized enterprises) in rural areas and establish which measures could be implemented to help improve or resolve these issues.

RECENT PRESS         2nd February 2018

Go global to grow

Top tips to take your business international

With industry gurus stating that exporting goods abroad makes small businesses more competitive, innovative and raises productivity by up to a third in the first year alone, winning trade overseas can be a key way for Weald based companies to kick start growth and prosper.

We have already examined how local businesses can compete more effectively when they harness the power of the internet, but how can they crack international markets? Given the various demands companies need to satisfy to ship their products abroad, expanding can often be a complex and time-consuming process, but if you get it right there can be great rewards.

RECENT PRESS         1st December 2017

How To Kick Start 2018 At The Top Of Search And Stay There


The New Year is almost here and if you want to boost your business from the start, then invest some time and resources in optimising your position in search.

Working with small businesses and start-ups one question I am regularly asked is…“How do I get on the first page of a Google search?”

The answer to this question is fairly simple, in fact much more simple than the process of actually doing it! It is…Targeted keywords, regular content, regular updates.

RECENT PRESS         25th August 2017

Harnessing the Power of the Web in the Weald

You don’t need to rely on customers walking past your shop or office door

I WANT to share with you just how important a website and the internet is to any business, particularly in rural areas such as ours. The World Wide Web has transformed the way that businesses trade regardless of just how remote some might be.

Whilst numerous businesses have risen to the challenge of harnessing the web, there is often apathy from some small and even large business owners to having a website and putting their business online. Here are my reasons why it is so critical to do so.

RECENT PRESS         3rd August 2017

Ready, Steady, Go!

Three steps to launching a Weald business with Emma Wood

IN THE past few years the business population in the Weald has altered significantly, with more than 86% of last year’s increase created by the registration of trading entities which do not employ people.

The impact of e-commerce, insecurity in traditional job markets and the ability to work remotely has led to record numbers of people wanting, or having no choice, to set up on their own.

LATEST NEWS         27th January 2017

New Ebay of supply and demand
for jobs is on its way!

Check it out here

LATEST NEWS         22nd December 2016

Hothouse launches billboard
campaign with J C Decaux for its
client EcoFresh

From logo design to website, print creative to media buying, Hothouse has now designed and implemented an outdoor campaign for its client based in Paddock Wood that has been experiencing strong growth during 2016.

Click here to see the ECOFresh website

LATEST NEWS         13th December 2016

Hothouse launches unique
collaborative marketing concept
to help SMEs in the Weald grow

By combining the unique selling points, special offers and advertising budgets of micro and small enterprises, we can place much more powerful and extraordinary promotions in front of consumers, explains Emma Wood, Managing Director.

Add to this our ability to negotiate the best rates and positions with the media, as well as the knowledge of which publications are strategically relevant to each business, we are able to achieve great returns on investment for our clients; and give each of them the opportunity to feature in tangible regional publications, that otherwise wouldn’t be viable for them.

Click here to find out more about our services

LATEST NEWS         1st November 2016

Google London HQ
at Pancras Square.
Thank you!

Amazing day with the team at the new Google London HQ at Pancras Square. Thank you to Tulio Secches and his colleagues for their hospitality and for leading the way on strategic thinking for all the great insights to help Hothouse clients grow.

Inspiring debate around ‘moonshot thinking’ and fascinating to learn about all the evolving tools available to drive sales on search.

Check out ‘Moonshot Thinking’ video here

RECENT PRESS         27th October 2016

Hitting the
‘sweet spot’ for

The importance of broad advice for entrepreneurs and the ever-present subject of Brexit and beyond were aired at another of NatWest’s regular round table sessions.

Accountants Creaseys played host to the discussions at its modern of office, high on a hill above Tunbridge Wells. Its CEO Emma Roberts was among the delegates.

Representing the banking profession were NatWest’s regional MD Tim Boag, one of his relationship managers Matthew Newman and executive director with Coutts John Goss.