15th July 2016
Named in honour of the infamous Swindon Railway works hooter, the Hooty Party attracted more than 100 business professionals who are supporting Swindon175, the year-long initiative dedicated to celebrating the birth of Swindon as a railway town.
Business West, STEAM, Excalibur Communications, Total Guide to, Network Rail and Deacons were among the many organisations at the event, joining project partners and main sponsors, GWR, and headline business sponsors, Thrings.
Also in attendance were staff from Arkell’s Brewery, which has created a specially-brewed beer as part of the Swindon175 celebrations.
Guests were treated to updates on some of the many business and community events aimed at highlighting Swindon’s status as a leading cultural and commercial destination. Paul Gentleman of GWR also talked about the history of Swindon, the Great Western Railway and its long and proud association with the town.
Addressing guests at the event, Thrings corporate partner John Davies said: “Thrings is delighted to be involved in the Swindon 175 project, and to be supporting a calendar of events and activities which shine a light on Swindon and celebrate its rich heritage.
“Swindon175 also provides an opportunity to remind people what makes Swindon such a great place to live and work. Thrings has been supporting businesses in Wiltshire for almost three hundred years, and we are looking forward to working with our partners at Swindon175 to reinforce the region’s reputation for economic excellence.”
For more information about Swindon175, please visit www.swindon175.com.