To mark the occasion, the twosome who originally opened the Centre reconvened at Arnold House on September 23rd to celebrate the event. The very same Lord Lansdowne and Roger Fido were on hand to recognise the successes of those ten years and to wish “many more” to those presently entrusted with the running of the Centre – ourselves, the CADT.
It was fitting that the Centre had just been recognised by Mystery Shoppers from Enjoy England as performing better than ever before. Enjoy England assessed 322 TICs in England in 2010. We were rated 17th overall – and 3rd in Wiltshire’s 18, behind Salisbury and Swindon.
The shoppers had telephoned, e-mailed and actually visited the Centre, rating it on its speed of response, the warmth of its welcome, the degree of local knowledge exhibited by its staff and their eagerness to promote the area to their visitors. Now that really is service. Thank you team!
As well as books, maps and souvenirs relating to Corsham, the Centre books local accommodation. Taken together with evening meals, this is conservatively estimated to put over £20,000 directly into the local economy.