Established in 1984, Derbyshire Specialist Aggregates has expanded from its original site in Youlgrave, Derbyshire and now has five sites across the UK. As well as our central processing plant we have sites in Ryder Point, Bridgend, Port Penrhyn and Garston.
The company is a market leader in the manufacture of specialist dried aggregates and operates in a number of sectors including landscaping, pebble dashing, resin bound, coloured quartz and industrial dried minerals.
Delivering nationwide, we source materials from all over the UK and worldwide and offer an unrivalled range of colours, sizes and shapes to suit all applications.
As one of the largest manufacturers of dried aggregate in the UK, we pride ourselves on offering 100% stock availability at all times and keep thousands of tonnes of raw material and finished product ready for next day delivery. Customer service, quality, reliability and trust are important to us.
The customer base is varied with both B2C and B2B targets (distributors, landscapers, builders, driveway contractors and decorators) and our marketing activity is centred around our online presence with supporting multichannel activity including direct marketing, advertising, exhibitions and PR.
The company is proud of its success to date and ambitious for more! The team are professional, knowledgable and friendly – this is an informal fast moving, fast thinking environment where everyone is involved and included and management decisions are made and acted upon quickly.
Length of opportunity: Eight weeks
Salary/hourly rate: £9 per hour
The marketing assistant will provide marketing support to the marketing and sales team with specific focus on the decorative aggregates sector.
Decorativeaggregates.com is the main portal for the B2C channel and sales are heavily influenced by online activity and SEO. The internship involves a research project which investigates the performance of the decorativeaggregates.com website and seeks improvements in design, content and functionality.
It will require an analysis of competitor activity as well as SEO and PPC performance and the intern will be required to work closely with the current agencies who supply digital services.
The project will also require a recommendation for potential marketing activity via social media with identification and justification of which platforms could be utilised and the type of mechanics employed to generate increased sales.
- Understanding of digital platforms.
- Strong verbal and written skills.
- Marketing degree discipline preferred.
- Produce report on decorativeaggregates.com online performance and develop a social media marketing strategy.