Knowsley Council is helping its town centre hospitality businesses achieve standards of excellence with free support.
A free package of support will be available to food and beverage businesses across Kirkby and Prescot Town Centres and Huyton Village Centre.
To support the borough’s growing high-quality hospitality economy the Council has appointed a specialist in food safety training to provide local businesses with all the required information and guidance to achieve a strong food safety score. This support will be focused on the Safer Food Better Business model.
The initiative in Knowsley commenced with a seminar for food and beverage businesses in Huyton Village Centre on Monday 13 March 2023 and this will be followed by further sessions in Kirkby and Prescot town centres.
The second phase of the support will provide one-to-one training and guidance for individual businesses, with a focus on the Safer Food Better Business model. The guidance and support will help businesses to achieve and maintain a strong food safety score and increase their sales.
This project is funded by the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund and allocated to the Council by the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority.
Cllr Tony Brennan, Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Economic Development, said: “The borough’s evening economy is really starting to thrive, providing a more diverse offer in our town centres. This free support will help our hospitality sector to achieve and maintain standards of excellence.”