Roco is a Creative Hub based in Sheffield set up to support the growth and development of the cities burgeoning creative industries. A unique model for the sector Roco is a BenCom (community benefit company) – it is owned by its shareholder members, and as a social enterprise all profits are put back into the business.

Founded by designer and creative business ‘experimenter’ Andrea Burns and social and community property developer Chris Hill, the pair raise £1.2m through community shares and social lending to develop 7 Georgian listed town houses to become home to creative studios, co-working space, creative bookshop and design store, café bar and galleries.

Autumn 2017 sees the final phase of Roco come to life with the opening of 26 new studios and the launch of We Make Works their tools, tech and education space.