Crickhowell has been named the “Best Place to Live in Wales” in a UK-wide survey conducted by the Sunday Times. The newspaper highlighted the pride felt by local people for the town and how they had “chased off” plans to turn the former Corn Exchange pub into a national chain supermarket and instead turned it into flats and shops. This week, Corn Exchange Crickhowell Ltd shareholders got a double bonus when the company paid out its first dividend on their investments.
The company’s Managing Director, Dean Christy said: “We are all incredibly proud of our town and its fantastic range of independent and family-run businesses. They are what motivated so many people to invest their own money in The Corn Exchange project and to protect the character of Crickhowell. To see Crickhowell named Best High Street in Britain last year and the Best Place to Live in Wales this year is absolutely fantastic. And to be able to announce a dividend to shareholders this week is even better. It shows that collective community action really does pay, both in terms of publicity, which will bring further trade into
The dividend will be paid in June to everyone who invested in Corn Exchange Crickhowell Ltd. The Director’s Annual Report said all three shops in The Corn Exchange had
Dean Christy reacted to the Sunday Times announcement on Radio Wales.