Last week I spoke about Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights at QualitySolicitors Jackson & Canter's symposium on "Making Money from Intellectual Property", One of my fellow speakers was Brian Corbett, Innovation and Technology Advisor at Regenerate Pennine Lancashire.
Regenerate Pennine Lancashire is an economic development company owned by Lancashire County Council and the borough councils in Pennine Lancashire: Blackburn with Darwen, Burnley, Hyndburn, Pendle and Rossendale. Its governing body is made up of the leaders from each of the councils and by a board mostly made up of the councils’ chief executives and representatives from the private sector, including our Chairman, Dennis Mendoros. Regenerate Pennine Lancashire has assisted over 3,727 businesses and secured over 5,500 jobs. It has attracted over £120 million of public and private sector funding to the area.
An idea of the company's work can be gleaned from its annual report for the last year of the LEGI (local enterprise growth initiative) programme and its business plan for 2012-2013.
Regenerate Lancashire's website has:
- a directory of finance schemes and other publicly funded services available in the Pennine Lancashire area;
- a calendar of future events;
- a library of articles and other resources
- facts and figures about Pennine Lancashire
and other information, The company also publishes a regular newsletter. This is the May 2012 edition.