More than 80 private and public sector guests attended a special event to find out more about growth plans for Prescot.
The October Knowsley Ambassadors’ meeting, held in the former Somerfield unit of Prescot Shopping Centre, saw key figures from the area talk about the town’s potential with major projects and investment in the pipeline such as the Shakespeare North theatre.
Edward Perry, chair of the Knowsley Place Board and operations director at Knowsley Hall and Safari Park, welcomed attendees at the event before speaker Philip Lamb of Geraud UK talked about plans for Prescot Shopping Centre and a new market in the town.
Plus John Till from thinking place delivered the new Prescot story and Lesley Martin-Wright, chief executive of Knowsley Chamber and head of Knowsley Growth Hub, launched the borough’s Economic Growth Plan.
Commissioned by the Knowsley Place Board, the plan underpins all the growth and investment lined up for Prescot and will help to guide and accelerate future growth in the coming years.
The well attended meeting also provided an opportunity for guests to network and find out further details about Prescot projects as a range of experts and organisations hosted stands within a ‘market place’.
Following the event, Perry says: “It really is a wonderful time for Prescot. The town stands on the cusp of such an exciting new era with so many different projects that are working to develop and improve the town.
“The commitment for investment and growth from both the private and public sector is a real testament to the confidence in the town now and in the future.”