Howard Nurseries in Wortham, Diss have recently hired a new graduate intern to assist the business with sales and marketing. Matthew Everett was a graduate from the University of East Anglia and applied through the university’s graduate employability programme. “I’m looking forward to this opportunity” says Matthew, “It will be a great introduction to marketing for a business this size and I have already learnt so much already.”
Howard Nurseries have funded the internship through a grant with the New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership and the New Anglia Growth Hub which is enough funding for an internship lasting nine months. Matthew has already been hard at work running the nurseries Twitter feed during the RHS Chelsea Flower Show (where Howard Nurseries in collaboration with Sarah Cook won a gold medal) and updating the company’s website with all the latest news from the nursery.
The biggest change Matthew has made so far has been adding photos to the company’s availability list so customers can see how the looking before they buy them, “We want to show our customers the exact quality of product they will get when they buy from us and what they will be selling on to their customers. Howard Nurseries takes great pride in the high quality of the plants they sell and we want to take every opportunity to showcase that.”
To see Matthew’s work you can follow @Howardnurseries on twitter and visit Howardnurseries.co.uk/catalogue to see their latest availability list.