The British Tunnelling Society (BTS) is announcing the UK’s second National Tunnelling Day to take place on the Thursday 1st December 2016. The aim of the day is to generate interest in the great number of world class tunnelling projects currently being undertaken in the UK and to promote the industry (and its many professions) to students of all ages and the general public.
The day is an annual event on the first Thursday of December chosen due to its proximity of the Feast Day of St. Barbara, traditionally seen as the Patron Saint of Tunnellers in the UK.
As part of the day we are running a media campaign on Twitter under the hashtag #TunnelDayUK. The society would appreciate your company’s help with the promotion of the day on social media networks. We would like people and organisations to tweet and share interesting images, stories, news items (historical or current) using the designated hashtags and ultimately get it trending on social media channels.
Our Young Members organisation will be leading this media campaign through their @BTSYM twitter and facebook accounts and will be re-tweeting and sharing posts containing the hashtags through the day. A poster, which can be displayed in your office to promote the day among your staff, is attached. It would be great if all in the industry could engage in the day and make it enjoyable, interesting and informative.
For the first National Tunnelling Day in 2015 there were more than 700 tweets using #TunnelDayUK with a reach of 1.5 million users and this year we are hoping it will be more successful.
For further information please contact either: BTS Young Members Chair Mateusz Wojtasik on firstname.lastname@example.org or