John Regan Associates is a small company that ‘obsesses’ on the acquisition of external funding for zoos, aquariums, botanic gardens and similar organisations in the UK and across Europe, as well as for in situ conservation projects. More about JRA
BioQuest concept for Morecambe
Delighted to have had a positive response yesterday from David Taylor ( Deputy Chair of Lancashire LEP and Chancellor of University of Central Lancashire) re the LEP’s interest in BioQuest concept ( zoo cum science discovery experience)for Morecambe and its need for capital funding. Will now move forward on this with Dave Marsden of Lakeland Trust for Natural Sciences.
About John Regan Associates
JRA is a small company that focuses on securing external funding for zoos, aquariums, botanic gardens and similar organisations in the UK and internationally, as well as for in situ conservation projects. We also act on behalf of HE institutions to establish facilities on public biodiversity sites and otherwise build beneficial relationships.
The Bio Parc concept, in partnership with Cornwall’s Eden Project, dialogues with governments of growth economies around the world on the potential to establish high profile financially sustainable attractions affirming/promoting the bio-science, biodiversity, natural and overall environmental offer of the country in question; projection of the very ‘soul and pride’ of the given nation on a global scale in the context of biology & environment.
‘New Zoo’ in the UK is about archetype change across the entire UK zoo landscape; making zoo capital projects of greater and wider relevance to the UK society and so be more ‘fundable’ in the first place.
Happy to talk to anyone without commitment about raising funds, concept development (which should really always come first!) and attracting senior champions as trustees, patrons, mentors and door openers.
What Our Clients Say
“John Regan is a most tenacious person in lobbying for external funding of zoo activities that have a bearing on society. He is able to access influencers and champions at the highest levels. With these connections and his wide knowledge base he has been impressively successful in securing funding for capital projects in zoos. John is one of those persons who have been able to convince decision makers, that zoos matter.”
“In assisting zoos with identifying European and other funding opportunities for their education and conservation projects, John Regan provides a unique service. John is not only very experienced when it comes to the business and funding side of zoological operations, but he is also very capable of finding connections between what we do (or want to do) and the programs and thinking at EU and government levels. It also helps that he is a nice guy to work with.”
“John’s work has been quite complete covering the main issues of the work assigned. He has been quite helpful not only during the project, but also afterwards with more details about the issues. He really knows about the business.”
“John provided European Zoos with advice on fundraising and marketing. I found him very helpful and competent and his advice was excellent. He is a great guy to work with.”
“John is a very amiable person, which almost ‘masks’ his sharp intellect. He grasps your ‘subject’ very quickly and gives feed back fast and fully. He also provides answers and comments whenever you ask, no matter what erratic questions it may be. A great person to have by your side.”
“Here at the Eden Project we’ve been very fortunate to have known and worked with John over a number of years. John mixes his impressive knowledge of EU and UK funding with an amazing network of contacts to present us with some exciting opportunities. His ability to spot a gap or find the right angle to lever in funding or build new relationships with like minded organisations is incredibly beneficial to us and we hope to continue to work with John for many years to come”.
“Space for Giants was delighted by JRA’s support for the recent launch of our UK fundraising programme at the House of Lords just prior to Christmas. This event was hugely successful and completely oversubscribed, attended by giants of the political, philanthropic, media, business, academic and conservation world. We have immediately secured several large donations from generous supporters and are in the process of negotiating several further”.
“John is a highly accomplished fund raiser with a particular range of experience and skills that make him ideally suited to working with Zoos and Aquariums. He has an excellent track record of raising significant levels of funding for capital projects and I would recommend him highly if this was one of your organisations objectives.”
“This is to record, briefly, BirdLife’s appreciation of the work that John Regan Associates did with us to raise funds for conservation of Tsitongambarika Forest in Madagascar. JRA staff had strong contact networks, worked effectively on complex logical frameworks and narrative proposals, ensured deadlines were met, responded promptly to correspondence and handled complex multi-institutional partnerships with great professionalism. The project is proceeding as I write thanks to approaches made by JRA to one of the foundations they had themselves identified.
Many thanks for the important role you played. I would not hesitate to recommend JRA to others in a similar position to ourselves”.
The sponsor’s perspective: interview with Sir Nick Scheele (former President of Ford Worldwide and Executive Chairman of Jaguar Cars) who negotiated the $3 million deal with John Regan Download Interview