About Us

Regenerus was created in 2004 as South Sefton Development Trust to continue the work of the Government-funded South Sefton Partnership regeneration initiative in the area.

Regenerus achieved a major coup with its first project when it brought Antony Gormley’s Another Place to Crosby beach. This major installation by the Angel of the North artist features 100 life-size iron figures looking out to sea. The sculptures, which were originally only a temporary feature, attracted so much interest that a high-profile campaign was launched to keep them in Sefton permanently. They have now become one of the borough’s most popular attractions.

Since the ‘Iron Men’ Regenerus has been involved in a wide range of other projects across Merseyside and beyond including:

  • Managing the £6-million Investment Centre office building in Bootle town centre.
  • Providing a wide range of support to new and developing businesses in the area.
  • Offering procurement support to social businesses as a founder member of the Confederation of Social Entrepreneurs.
  • Providing opportunities for continued professional development via accredited training.
  • Helping Merseyside residents to improve their job prospects by offering pre-employment training opportunities.
  • Being commissioned by the European Commission to deliver its Ignite social enterprise training package package in five European countries – Germany, Sweden, Lithuania, Bulgaria and Cyprus.

Here is a new video about Antony Gormley’s Another Place which has been created by Bootle-based Periscope Productions with the help of a grant from our Ace Fund. You can find out more about it on our news page.