Catarina King – Cofounder (Society 1)

Catarina King cofounded Society 1, a co-working space in Preston, with Brendan King and Christopher Ruppert. Their collective backgrounds range from catering to travel and hospitality. Their varied careers span the UK, France, Germany and Australia. They are a dynamic team and passionate about bringing co-working to Lancashire.

They took the family restaurant building, the Alpenhof in Preston, and converted it in to a large open plan work space across 3 floors, designed for freelance and start-up businesses. 12 months later Society 1 plays a crucial role in the development of Lancashire’s ecosystem  for creative enterprise.

In 2017 Society 1 and Creative Lancashire launched Let’s Talk, a series of events to address current issues relevant to creative practitioners – hosted by Catarina King.

Upcoming Let’s Talk events at Society 1:

Let’s Talk: Ideas, decisions and the creative process, with guest speaker Dave Kirkwood.

  • Date: Thursday 5 June 2018
  • Time: 6-8pm

Let’s Talk: Spaces & Places, the Role of Cultural and Creative Institutions Roundtable 

  • Date: Thursday 5 July 2018
  • Time: 5.30-7.30pm

Society 1 is located at 9-10 Cross St, Preston PR1 3LT

Limited free tickets available for these events – pre registration essential, Eventbrite links coming soon.

Society 1 Founders Chris Ruppert, Brendan King and Catarina King