Here you'll find out what we're thinking and doing to support the arts, share learning across the health and social care sector and act on the climate crisis.

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12 Jan 2024
Jessica Rose

Well, what a start to the year for social enterprise. My long-term friend, collaborator and fellow social entrepreneur Lucy Ferguson picked up an MBE in the New Year Honours List for her services to social enterprise and the creative industries.

It's really heartening to see someone like Lucy, who's so genuine in terms of her purpose and approach to business and social value, being recognised in this way.

Lucy and I started our social enterprises together, shared office space, staff, contracts and ideas. We still work together now.

Lucy Ferguson MBE
5 Jan 2024
Content Editor

At the start of 2024 we wanted to look back on our achievements and learning from 2023 and say a huge thanks to all our clients, collaborators, staff and freelancers.

2023 was about understanding what we have to offer as an agency and social enterprise, securing funding for key social and environmental projects and building our commercial client base to enable us to have a greater impact in Margate and on the issues we work on. This year will be about continuing that journey and delivering on some ambitious projects.

Co-relate team at work
30 Nov 2023
Cheri Allcock

First Fridays relaunched at Marine Studios on Friday 3 November with Return of the Robots, centred on the work of theatre maker Robert Poulter and the ongoing graphic novel, illustrated and written by Richard Houghton. Join us on Friday 1 December for Journeys with Travis Elborough.

First Friday Margate
27 Nov 2023
Kat Lewis

Co-relate has joined forces with Kent Poetry and HKD to launch the first dedicated hub of studio space for writers in Margate. With funding from Arts Council England, the Writers’ Room brings together writers and members of the wider creative community, providing much-needed subsidised workspace and peer support for anyone working with words. We want to support the local literary ecosystem to grow alongside Margate’s vibrant art scene.


16 Nov 2023
Jessica Rose

“I have a confession to make,” I recently told audience members at the Social Enterprise Kent annual conference at Turner Contemporary in Margate, “this isn't my first social enterprise.”

My first social enterprise was a social success and a financial failure. After seven years of enabling people facing severe barriers to work to move towards creative careers, in 2016 we were staring into the abyss of bankruptcy.

Jessica Rose