Internship Reference: MANBD03
Founded in 2019, this company works with a number of businesses across the region. With a focus on the Manchester business to business community, we have steadily built up a business database. Our aim is to have the right people in the right roles, so attention to detail and quality candidates are integral to our success. Due to growth, we are looking for a business development coordinator to further increase our client base. A candidate with business development experience within the corporate sector would be ideal for this role.
Our main activities are to promote Manchester businesses. We do that in a number of ways.
1 – We create a business listing on our website that slots into the business directory. This gives the business SEO a boost so potential customers can find the business more easily when searching for that type of business on Google, Bing etc.
2 – As a member we will share the organisations posts with our followers on our social media platforms. We focus on LinkedIn as these tend to be the right business people that other businesses want to engage with. We have 1000’s of business followers. All our followers are real, and the vast majority are in positions to make decisions about their businesses and who they engage with.
3 – Networking events. These events have become very popular. We’re expect over 100 business people at our events now since we started them last year. The events are open to all businesses regardless of the geographical location. We’ve had business representatives from London, Yorkshire and Scotland.
Those are the benefits of the free (Silver) membership. We pride ourselves on having an advertisement free platform, and we never ask out connections to take up a paid for membership, the choice is always theirs. We aim for one newsletter a month, which you can opt out of at any time.
There is also a paid for membership (Gold), these are our paying business members. In short, being a Gold member shares social media posts without the need to tag us, as we actively follow those businesses. The main benefit for Gold Members is being able to have pop-ups at our events and the opportunity to tell everyone about their business, as well as us referring other businesses to them.
As we are very well connected with businesses in Manchester, we have a good degree of skill in getting the message of our members out to the wider business community.
Our networking events are becoming extremely popular with businesses both in Manchester and the surrounding areas are these are open to everyone regardless of location.
We also recognise businesses who make extra efforts to reduce their carbon footprint by awarding them our Carbon Hero award which generates a huge amount of interest on social media.
Business Development Coordinator
– Keeping in regular contact with current and prospective clients
– Arranging appointments and meetups
– Manage a pipeline of new leads, projected business and prospective clients
– Work towards and achieve set monthly KPIs
– Working independently and resiliently, as well as with a team
– HTML or WordPress skills
– Ability to speak English