Prescot is becoming a thriving town with a developing night-time economy and more businesses in the process of opening. In 2018, 11 new businesses opened their doors and 3 more so far in 2019 with another 7 planned for the rest of the year.
The Shakespeare North Playhouse will be a distinctive visitor attraction generating over 140,000 new visitors to the area from across the UK and internationally. It is estimated that the project will increase the value of goods and services produced in the city region by £13 million during construction and by £5.3 million each year following its opening in 2021.
In recognition of working better together for the benefit of the town, a number of independent businesses were presented with a Judge’s Choice Award at the 2018 Knowsley Business Awards to acknowledge their support and commitment to Prescot town centre.