The Mechanics’ Institution Trust

The Mechanics’ Institution Trust

The Client

The Mechanics’ Institution Trust are a local social enterprise that combines a building preservation trust and a development trust.

They are actively involved in partnerships and alliances between the community, voluntary, private and public sectors so have complex communication needs.

The Job

Oikos got involved in the Trust’s re-branding, providing the “Community – Building – Trust” structure for the content, and turned the final designs into an elegant WordPress theme.

Oikos also:

  • helped get the site into search engines such as Google and Bing,
  • advised on and got involved with the Trust’s use of social media;
  • set up the Google Apps suite of tools to allow branded email and collaboration tools.

The Result

Oikos created what has become a well-publicised website and social media presence for the Mechanic’s Institution Trust that’s already resulted in new members and donations.

See the site here:


Posted on

March 28, 2011