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Total Swindon's Highlights of 2016

As December draws to a close, we wanted to take a moment to look back at what a year 2016 was. There was certainly lots to get excited about and lots to remember. Here are our highlights!


Highlight: Swindon turns 175 years old

About: It's official, Swindon was born as a railway town 175 years ago in 1841. A whole year of events was planned by Swindon175 to celebrate the landmark year, as well as shining a light on our heritage and where Swindon goes from here.



Highlight: Better Extreme Trampoline Park opens. 

About: A £2million development of the Link Centre opened including brand new foam pits, battle beams, and extreme dodgeball, as well as hosting exercise classes and toddler bounce sessions. For more information or to book a session, click here.
Highlight: National Apprenticeship Week and 2016 Apprenticeship Awards
About: We firmly support the use of apprentices at Total, one of our marketing team is a graduated apprentice and we've just taken on another digital content apprentice. It's not wonder then that we were all over National Apprenticeship Week and the Apprenticeship Awards. Re-read our apprentice interviews here and the coverage of the Awards here

Highlight: Britain votes to leave the European Union.

About: A nation was divided as the EU Referendum offered an 'in' or 'out' vote on our inclusion in the European Union. As we won't know the true implications of the decision to leave for years to come, luckily we had some expert advice from BusinessWestThrings and Banks BHG.

Highlight: Swindon's Wheels of Pressed Steel around Magic Roundabout
About: Swindon turned 175 in 2016, and the MINI plant (previously Pressed Steel) also celebrated 60 years of car panel production in the town. 60 cars both modern and classic took part in a parade around the iconic Swindon landmark.
Highlight: Team Total complete Tough Mudder
About: It's becoming a bit of a tradition, but Total took another Team of manics to complete Tough Mudder. A properly fun but testing obstacle course over 13km including ice tank jumps, barbed wire, electric shocks, human pyramids and, of course, mud. Lots of mud!



Highlight: 'Total Guide to' continue supporting Bath Rugby

About: With the start of a new season, we once again showed our love of Bath Rugby by sponsoring Bath born-and-bred forward, Kane Palma-Newport, for the fourth season. We couldn't wish for a nicer man representing us and our team!




Highlight: Swindon Half Marathon rises from the ashes 

About: After the sad news that Swindon Half Marathon would not go ahead due to lack of funds, the much-loved event was cancelled. However a comittee of people, including representatives from Total Swindon, Run, 121 Fitness and DC Injury Clinic got together to hatch a plan. Fast forward a few short months and the New Swindon Half Marathon was born. Looking to run in September 2017.




Highlight: Contracts signed for huge new redevelopemt around Old Town's Locarno Corn Exchange.

About: After years of laying dormant, redevelopment plans have been put in to action for a new look Corn Exchange building, encompassing retails space, hotel and living space, as well as a communal market square. To re-read the full story, click here.




Highlight: Swindon Wildcats' 30th Anniversary.

About: The Swindon Wildcats celebrated 30 years as an ice hockey club in December and marked the occasion by hosting a number of great events, such as a meet and greet with fan favourites and a match against club legends that will live long in the memory.


Extreme Trampoline Park Swindon

Better Extreme Trampoline Park

The Link Centre's Extreme Trampoline Park is home to a variety of exciting features designed to test your skills and enjoy with family or friends!

Link Centre, Whitehill Way, Westlea, Swindon , SN5 7DL

Swindon Wildcats Ice Hockey

Swindon Wildcats

Swindon Wildcats is Swindon's Ice Hockey team. Fixtures are played at the Better Link Centre.

The Link Centre , Whitehill Way , Swindon , Wiltshire, SN5 7DL

Thrings Swindon


Thrings Solicitors in Swindon have been providing legal advice to businesses and individuals for almost 300 years.

6 Drakes Meadow, Swindon, SN3 3LL

Business West

Routes to Employment

Swindon Borough Council,

New College
Swindon and Cricklade Railway
Alexandra House
Jurys Inn
Leekes (affiliate)
De Vere Cotswold Water Park (general)
Thermae Bath Spa
Blunsdon Fitness+
David Lloyd

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