Swindon’s Mechanics’ Institution Trust has unveiled a new brand and website with the help of Swindon company Citrus Creative and the website by Oikos following a 6 month process of development and consultation with Trust members.
The Trust will now simply be known as The Mechanics’ Institution Trust, a much shorter and simpler name than used previously.
Daniel Rose, Chair of the Mechanics’ Institution Trust said “We are really excited by this new look and website but its about more than that. The change is about ensuring the Trust sets out a stall that is engaging, relevant and shows the breadth of our work and vision for Swindon’s heritage and community”.
The new website, which will include the use of social networking such as Twitter, will continue to develop and have additional functions over the coming months. One of the most useful new functions will be the ability for people to become a member of the Trust online.
Membership has proved popular for many years but the Trust recognises that in today’s busy world being able to sign up and donate online makes it much easier and simpler for people to show their support.
The Trust want to encourage people to take a look at the new website over the Christmas period and invite feedback of any ideas for future development.
2011 should be an exciting and challenging year according to Mr Rose, who said, “The future of the Mechanics’ Institution building will be crucial as the Urgent Works being undertaken by the Council are finalised. The Trust will continue to press hard to be a community ownership solution which would see the building restored and of benefit to the town”.
The Trust will be publishing its 2011 plans in January but will include several important projects including the launch of the Trust’s own library, a large photographic archive programme and a series of heritage public events.
Find the trust www.mechanics-trust.org.uk
Follow the Trust on Twitter: @mechanics_trust