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Bringing Aycliffe Business Park Together | 21 Feeling left out in the cold? Build Build and manage your database. Create Create eye catching promotion. It’s easy to miss out on great things. That’s why email marketing is hugely recommended. Entice former customers, excite current clients and engage with new contacts. Start creating warm leads today. Send Ground Floor Enterprise House The HUB Workspace Welbury Way Aycliffe Business Park DL5 6ZE 0845 838 7517 www.thriveability.co.uk Send targeted information to specific segments. Analysis Evaluate and analyse. Modern Rugs finance director Martin Tragen (left) and marketing co-ordinator Anna McMillan with Thrive Marketing creative director Johnny Woods (second right) and designer Tom Mather. Online retailer thriving thanks to local marketing support One of the UK’s leading suppliers of rugs is thriving thanks to the support of a neighbouring marketing agency. We are a customer-focused business, with a wealth of experience in the transport, distribution and warehousing sectors. Stiller in brief: • Family owned business, established in 1954 • Cost-effective regional and national distribution • Diverse fleet of collection and delivery vehicles • On–line tracking and tracing of freight deliveries • High-bay racked warehouses for up to 20,000 pallets • On-line stock tracking • Over 200,000 square feet of food grade warehousing • ISO 9001 (Quality) accredited • ISO 14001 (Environmental) accredited • Broad range of commercial and industrial properties to let WE NOW HAVE EXTRA PALLET STORAGE AVAILABLE Call 01325 313 140 Ridgeway, Aycliffe Business Park Newton Aycliffe, County Durham DL5 6SP for more details Newton Aycliffe-based Modern Rugs – one of the largest online rug shops in the UK – has enlisted the help of Thrive Marketing, which already supports a number of Aycliffe Business Park firms to develop brands, websites and marketing campaigns. The Thrive team, headed by directors Johnny Woods and Rachel Townsend Green, has been working closely with award-winning Modern Rugs, which has its HQ on Aycliffe Business Park, on graphic designs and email campaigns which have resulted in some great results for the online retailer. Modern Rugs, which won ‘Best Online Retailer 2015’ by the national Interiors Monthly Magazine, sells more than 25,000 rugs every year from its Aycliffe site. The company was set up by Ben Dale in 2004 and moved from its original premises in Bishop Auckland to a new 5,000 sq ft site at Maple Way before undergoing a £3.2m management buy-out in December 2014. Finance director Martin Tragen, a former Timpson group finance director, said: “Discovering Thrive was a great find! “Their team, led by Johnny Woods, has so far designed a new logo and trademarks which have been of great use to us, for various projects.” Thrive has had significant input to Modern Rugs’ sales presence at the upcoming London Olympia Ideal Home Show, as well as working on the design and management of its successful customer update emailing programme. Martin added: “During our first 18 months on Aycliffe Business Park we have been keen to make use of services located in the area, whether that is IT support, electricals or recruitment agencies. “We are grateful to have Thrive based so close to us as we look forward to collaborating with Johnny and his team on many more projects in the future.” Thrive Marketing, which has a team of eight, has been active on Aycliffe Business Park for two years, having merged two separate marketing and design companies – Au Fait Marketing and Echo Graphics – to integrate their offering for clients. Creative director Johnny added: “It’s great to help other local businesses as Aycliffe By Sarah Burns Business Park expands and we’re always keen to meet companies. “Martin and the team at Modern Rugs are a great bunch and we hope to only expand on the current success we’ve had as a collaboration.” Thrive Marketing has produced a number of successful email campaigns for Modern Rugs, amongst other clients, which leads Johnny to stress the importance of email as a marketing tool. Johnny added: “Email can be sometimes seen as an interference, but we strongly believe that when done correctly, with clean databases and strategic processes in place, it can be one of the most powerful tools for boosting web traffic, sales and repeat visits.” Thrive Marketing is an inbound marketing agency based at HUB Workspace on Aycliffe Business Park and offers content marketing, graphic design and web development services. If you would like to speak to Thrive about email marketing or any other services they offer, visit their website www.thriveability.co.uk