Lawrence Dallaglio launches Bognor Regis contact centre

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C111164-1 Bog Listening Photo Louise Adams''Listening in - WSCC's call centre's Dan Hawes with special visitor, former International rugby star Lawrence Dallagio.

Former England rugby union captain Lawrence Dallaglio launched a fresh start at a Bognor Regis contact centre.

The one-time international is the sales director of The Listening Company which has begun a seven- year contract to run the centre for West Sussex County Council.

TLC has pledged to keep the 60 jobs at the seven-year-old centre in Durban House in Durban Road.

Managing director Neville Upton said: “We are very excited about taking over the contract. This is a good centre, which is efficiently managed and with top-quality people.

“They really know their stuff and are passionate about what they do.”

They deal with 800,000 phone calls a year, thousands of emails and send out 24,000 pieces of literature.

County council leader Louise Goldsmith said: “This contact centre is the face of the council. It’s so important people get a friendly voice when they ring up and speak to someone who can help them.”