Turning Japanese
Turning Japanese

One of the things that appealed to me about Spring when I was job hunting eight months ago was the commitment to pro bono work. Volunteering had been a big part of my life in Japan and I wanted to make sure I would be able to continue that in a company that shared my […]

The Springers
on inkind

It’s that time of the year again, when awe and wonder sweeps the east. I am of course referring to the Norfolk and Norwich festival and its wonderfully eclectic mix of culture. For the past two years I have been involved with the festival and this year despite not living in the area I couldn’t resist […]

The Springers
on inkind

For the past three years, Spring has been looking for a new headquarters suitable for our size and potential. Over that time, we have had four false starts – not bad, to have four times found a property that is big enough and has the right profile for our business – but for various reasons […]

Erika Clegg
on inkind, inlove

We caught up with Account Executive Susi to talk about her time at Spring! When it comes to hidden talents not many of us can claim they speak Japanese! Susi started at Spring six months ago after teaching English there for three years. Her parents, who were holidaying in Southwold at the time, saw a […]

The Springers
on inkind

Ollie is our newest designer and is in the business for change! Ollie is our youngest and newest designer. He studied Graphic Communications at Norwich University of Arts, falling in love with the city and its beauty after just one look round. What he really enjoyed about learning his trade in the City of Stories […]

The Springers
on inkind

Meet James! He’s here to manage our exciting new Cultural Tourism project. The most recent addition to Spring, Cultural Tourism project manager James says he has walked straight into his dream project. James’ passion is the arts, making him the perfect guy to take on our huge Cultural Tourism project –positioning Norfolk and Suffolk as […]

The Springers
on inkind

We thought we would introduce you to Heather, a Springer from Belgium. Heather has joined us for six months as an Erasmus intern from University College Arteveldehogeschool in Ghent, Belgium. She had a choice between New Zealand and Southwold so she took the obvious decision; their sheep aren’t painted. Heather loves the variety of projects […]

The Springers
on inkind

The email said: “Thank you for making my awesome new bike possible. My butt may be sore but it’s cool to be a Springer!” But it’s not just Spring that’s made this possible – it’s the government’s Cyclescheme which allows employees to buy bikes through the company they work for, paying the business back in […]

Erika Clegg
on inkind

Good things come to those who work hard and never give up. I have had the pleasure of experiencing this first-hand. On the 26th of January I started as an Erasmus Intern here at Spring. I put in a great deal of effort to get to this point, but I am so glad I did as […]

The Springers
on inkind
Spring in Zagreb
Spring in Zagreb

I am in the beautiful Croatian capital for two days, soaking up the early Spring sunshine. The occasion is the third TravelZoom conference, a creative marketing session that takes place over two days every year and is attended by tourism boards from across what’s being called ‘New Europe’. I’ll be running a workshop about cultural […]

Erika Clegg
on inkind

Spring’s My Southwold brand, and the team of volunteers responsible for deploying it, are being held up as an example for other towns to follow.   The My Southwold team was set up to manage the £10,000 Portas grant received at the end of 2012 and since then it has been working on a range […]

Erika Clegg
on inkind, inwork

Content marketing is a growing part of Spring’s work, and we are looking for another talented copywriter and social media manager to join our team. You need to have a fluid, adaptable style – one day you might be writing a story about a city, the next a technical article about a piece of scientific […]

Erika Clegg
on inkind, inwork

Spring is looking for a designer to join our creative studio for an immediate start. Recent wins for The Moroccan Tourist Board and Suffolk County Council mean that we need to add another talented designer to our creative team. You will be a graduate and with some agency experience, or client side if they have […]

Erika Clegg
on inkind

Interns are always a welcome feature of a Spring summer: this lovely hand painted card arrived today from one of them. Emma Jolly is studying illustration in London, during the summer she works at Suzie’s beach café and took the time to spend a few days in the studio getting involved with projects including STEM […]

Erika Clegg
on inkind

This month I have stood down from the New Anglia LEP, with sadness but great excitement about the reason for my decision. This is Spring’s eighth year, which means we have spent our life as an agency largely in recession. Thanks to good advice early on, we focused on nurturing our team, helping them to […]

Erika Clegg
on inkind

If you’re lucky enough to work in Southwold, how can you top that for a holiday? Only this weekend, the Sunday Times featured Southwold as one of the most fashionable places to spend an extended summer break. We who are here twelve months a year know full well the benefits of fresh air, big sea […]

Erika Clegg
on inkind

Our first Springtern of the year, Tom Kirk, came for one week – and stayed for two. Here’s his account of the fortnight. My first task as a ‘Springtern’ was to the capture the essence of Southwold in a series of photographic studies. The sunny weather provided the perfect backdrop for the shoot, allowing me […]

Erika Clegg
on inkind

We were delighted to join client Anderson Construction in their charity bike ride from Chelmsford to Cambridge last weekend. There were a hundred riders in total across who mustered to tackle the 55 mile course. The Springers were raring to go from the off. In customary style, Anderson ensured the day was fun for all, […]

Erika Clegg
on inkind

We’ve been selling car stickers like they’re a legal tax requirement over the last few weeks, all in aid of the Lifeboats. These ‘Southwold makes me happy’ stickers are proving a hit with tourists and locals alike, and it seemed only right to sell them for the benefit of a good cause. They can be […]

Erika Clegg
on inkind
The Shard
The Shard

Recently I took a trip to London to experience The Shard and to take advantage of our Cultural Expansion Grant. Having arrived early we had a few hours to play with and spotted a poster advertising a photography exhibition at the Science Museum’s Media Space Gallery called ‘Only in England’. The Exhibition showcased the work […]

The Springers
on inkind, inlove

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