About us

We’ve each of us worked in different fields of work but both get inspired by the same basic things; the potential we all have to shine whatever our circumstances if we only just get the chance. Having both taken time off work since we adopted little ones, we found it challenging to get back into work and so, over many cups of the coffee we came up with the idea of starting our own company.

Kate Brook

Kate moved to West Dorset fourteen years ago to have children and live near the sea. She has been a social worker with adults with a learning disability and much of her work has also been with vulnerable people who may have struggled to receive a service and meet eligibility criteria. Kate has also been interested in trying to increase referrals and make links with people from black and minority ethnic communities. Since having children, she has done voluntary work with Home-Start and is part of an Adoption Panel. From personal experience, she believes in the power of getting out of the house, kind words over a cup of coffee and the positive Ripples that this may produce!

Eileen Haste

Eileen has worked as a freelance community artist for most of her working life, with a little spell latterly as Arts Practitioner at Weldmar Hospicecare.

She’s been lucky and worked on lots of different projects; lantern processions, and youth theatre projects, intergenerational book projects, she’s worked with homeless children in Romania, and produced Community Puppet Theatre touring shows. Here in Bridport she’s been involved in the setting up of Bridport Community Shed, recently opening its Dinky Scrapstore where anyone any age can come along and get stuck into the trove of treasures it has. Creating room for people to be together in a supportive space and enjoy and be surprised by one another just keeps on being a great pleasure!