South Sefton Development Trust is now known as Regenerus to reflect the broader scope of our current operations, which now includes involvement in regional, national and European initiatives.
We unveiled our new name in November 2014 at a celebration lunch marking our tenth anniversary held at Hugh Baird College’s L20 Restaurant in Bootle.
The lunch was attended by more than 80 guests, including the Mayor and Mayoress of Sefton, Cllr Kevin Cluskey and Mrs Linda Cluskey, Sefton Council Leader Cllr Peter Dowd and individuals and organisations we have worked alongside us, and supported us, over the past decade.
Guests at the lunch heard Chief Executive Cate Murphy review the highlights of the organisation’s work since 2004.
Apart from Another Place – which has attracted around 650,000 extra visitors to Sefton – these have included helping to establish 185 small businesses and providing support to more than 550 existing enterprises. This has resulted in the creation of 280 new jobs, with a further 522 being safeguarded.
On Merseyside, more than 2,100 people have benefited from training courses run by Regenerus, and over 5,000 people have taken part in our community initiatives.
In total, these activities have contributed around £5.6 million to the south Sefton economy over the past ten years.
Going forward, Regenerus pledges to:
See below for a photo gallery of the Regenerus tenth anniversary celebration event.