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The Visitor Economy Network (VEN) is made up of private sector businesses who are engaged in attracting "day and longer stay visitors" into the Borough.

The Network meets on a quarterly basis and aims to share expertise, information and best practice. Further we are looking to develop a culture of exceptional customer care and best practice through our "Knowsley Welcome and Experience" .

We want everyone who attends our wonderful visitor attractions, to benefit from the excellent hospitality afforded by our many restaurants, shops, amenities, and leisure venues.

The Chamber is here to support businesses in the sector through business advice or training courses.

Through the Network we aim to influence tourism and development of the visitor economy in Knowsley, and potentially attract funding to support collaborative projects that will "make a difference".

An example of this is our involvement in the Prescot Town Team and Prescot Heritage Lottery Initiative.

Some of the companies/organisations that are involved in the VEN are as follows:-

  • Acorn Farm
  • Aerial Extreme, Knowsley Safari Park
  • Beesley & Fildes
  • Chapel Brook, Tarbock
  • Chill Out Spa
  • De Vere Village Hotel, Whiston
  • Derby Lodge Hotel
  • Gellings Farm
  • Greensbridge Farm
  • Holiday Inn by Express, Knowsley
  • Hugh Baird College
  • Jaguar Land Rover
  • Knowsley 4 x 4
  • Knowsley Chamber of Commerce
  • Knowsley Council (Business Support & Liaison)
  • Knowsley Council (Head of Leisure and Culture Devt)
  • Knowsley Hall and Safari Park
  • LCR Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP)
  • Liverpool John Lennon Airport
  • Mersey Tigers
  • Landlife/National Wildlife Centre
  • Poco Coffee Shop, Prescot
  • Prescot Town Team
  • Spaceworld, Prescot
  • Suites Hotel
  • Tomorrow's People
  • Whittakers Garden Centre / Beesley & Fildes

If you are involved in the Visitor Economy or Tourism Sector and would like to join our Network and receive information on news, events, or training, then:

TELEPHONE: 0151 477 1356 or email

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