Centre of Excellence

Welcome to the Visit Exmoor Centre of Excellence!

Visit Exmoor have developed this resource to assist our businesses, and their employees, with access to vital courses, information and programmes. 

West Coast 360: Hospitality and Leisure Excellence

To support local businesses, to get ready after Covid restrictions are lifted, West Coast 360 and Skill Up West Somerset are pleased to offer FREE training to employers, their staff and anyone interested in working in the hospitality and leisure industry. These courses are for West Somerset residents whether you are returning to work after furlough, wishing to gain more skills or looking to start a career in this sector.

The Ambassador Programme

The Ambassador Programme is an online training course which has been developed by West Coast 360 to assist those working within the hospitality and leisure industries to improve their local knowledge and customer service skills. As well as those who are interested in pursuing a career within the sector.

Having good local knowledge and giving excellent customer service are key elements in the experience of visitors and in bringing them back to the area and to local businesses. The aim of the Programme is to ‘create Ambassadors for the West Somerset area and to improve the service that visitors to the area receive.’

Want to play your part for a PLASTIC FREE future?

Every day approximately 8 million pieces of plastic pollution find their way into our oceans. Globally there is recognition that this must stop, which is why Exmoor National Park Authority has signed up to the ‘Plastic Free Communities’ campaign, coordinated by Surfers Against Sewage.

Single-use plastics have no place in our National Parks. Our ambition is to drastically reduce the consumption of single-use plastics, like packaging, cups, cutlery and carrier bags throughout Exmoor National Park, starting with the Authority, and working to help spread the word and find solutions within our wider communities.
Our Ambition is to:
REDUCE our single-use plastics footprint AND to help UNITE COMMUNITIES to do the same across Exmoor National Park.
We will achieve this by:
1. Reviewing our daily operations to identify ways of reducing single-use plastics.
2. Encouraging partner organisations, communities, and business to get involved and supporting them to take action.
3. Spreading the word about the plastics problem and simple ways of helping tackle it.

For more information and to get involved please contact Lucy McQuillan, Exmoor National Park Authority 07966 515580 to register, and follow the four steps, as set out in the Surfers Against Sewage Business Toolkit. On successful completion you will receive an award that you can proudly display at your business and use the Plastic Free Logo in your marketing materials. Visit Exmoor will list any Plastic Free Exmoor accredited member businesses in our Green Tourism section of our new website, free of charge. 

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