From time to time, we invite a person we admire, from any walk of life, to come and have lunch with us and talk about their experiences. Yesterday we welcomed Peter Wilson MBE to the Spring studio as he became the latest of our Spring Heroes. Until last December, Peter was CEO of Norwich […]

Richard Revell
on industry, inlove

It’s around this time of year that Southwold and the surrounding area pick up an extra buzz. People from around the country pour in for Latitude, one of the most popular festivals in the UK. It’s held on the Henham Estate, just four miles from Southwold and close enough for us to hear a kick drum […]

The Springers
on inlove

From Britten’s Aldeburgh Music taking over the whole Snape Maltings campus, to Sheeran’s love song to Suffolk, Castle on the Hill, breaking all streaming records. From Jon Hunt’s extraordinary Wilderness Reserve, which has just featured in Harpers Bazaar’s Top 150 hotels in the world, to a flood of high profile attention and substantial Heritage Lottery […]

Erika Clegg
on inlove

One of Suffolk’s most famous children Ed Sheeran has released new music today, attracting worldwide media attention after a year-long break from producing, performing and posting on social media. The lyrics of one of his two new releases, Castle on the Hill, describe his experiences growing up in nearby town Framlingham and allude to the […]

Maddy Adey
on inlove, inview

Recently, the DBA – the design industry’s trade association – asked four of its board directors, including Spring’s co-founder Erika Clegg, to name a design they had admired in 2016. Erika chose the limited edition, hand-made brass poppy pin released by the Royal British Legion for Somme 100 as her 2016 design highlight, and said: […]

Maddy Adey
on industry, inlove, inview

Experimental theatre isn’t necessarily for everyone, and it’s unlikely you’ll know for sure until you see it. So it’s quite a leap of faith for an audience member to take. At the end of October I was at SPILL Festival of Performance in Ipswich. SPILL has been going since 2007, and is produced by Ipswich-based […]

James Gorry
on inlove, inview

Last night’s Archant Business Awards kicked off in spectacular fashion thanks to a dancing waiter flashmob arranged by Spring with the help of DanceEast’s CATS students. The students were cunningly disguised as reception waiters, for the event opener sponsored by Spring. At a signal, thirty ‘waiters’ broke into energetic dance to a pumping soundtrack, much […]

Erika Clegg
on inlove

This weekend saw the Norwich Theatre Royal host the James Plays, and two of the Springers attended thanks to the agency’s Cultural Expansion Grant. The three plays cover the stories of James I, II and III of Scotland, and are written by Rona Munro and directed by Laurie Sanson. That fact leaves you completely unprepared […]

Erika Clegg
on inlove

Spring was inspired at the Suffolk & Ipswich Chambers April networking lunch at Woodbridge’s Seckford Hall this week by an insight into how Rick Sheepshanks’ Stokes Sauces achieves its award-winning success.   Influenced by Kevin Robert’s theory that trusted brands are not just respected but loved, his team are encouraged not just to focus on the […]

Lena O'Shea
on inlove

Great news for potential Springers! We are looking for an account manager with good PR and social media skills. Is it you? If you think you’ve got what it takes, we’d like you to show us! Yes, we’d like to see your CV and a brief covering letter, but we’d ALSO like you to send […]

Erika Clegg
on inlove

This weekend one of the Springers has been down TV memory lane – and, it seems, re-emerged as an agony aunt. Laura Marfell-Williams appeared on Blockbusters at the tender age of 17 (she hasn’t changed a bit) and assures us that, at the point seen here, she had only just started and the other two […]

Erika Clegg
on inlove

This year, Spring decided to treat the pupils of Southwold’s primary school to a trip to see Snow White at Norwich Theatre Royal. Every year, the panto at Theatre Royal draws huge crowds (and with 1,300 seats it can accommodate them!) and gales of laughter. It’s an important part of many Springers’ Christmas, and we […]

Erika Clegg
on inkind, inlove
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LDFxAi Weiwei

This year I used my Cultural Expansion Grant to explore some of the best in design and art around London. My route through London Design Festival began by stumbling across one of the guides sitting outside Brands Limited in Clerkenwell. They were displaying a range by Bernhardt Designs, called Colours. The furniture was striking and […]

The Springers
on inlove

Man on the Moon is John Lewis’s tearjerker for the year; and it’s great that they are supporting Age UK – a charity close to Spring’s heart. The simple fact that Lily, the girl in the ad, cares about the man on the moon is lovely. And the quality of the piece cannot be denied. […]

Erika Clegg
on inlove

Living and working in this iconic seaside town it’s hard not to love the sea. It’s also impossible to not be inspired by its strength and beauty. It’s an inspiration that is shared across the globe – by surfers, free divers and other lovers of the deep blue, and it’s this common bond that the […]

Glen Cone
on inlove, inview

Edinburgh in August is a funny place. You see so many shows in a row that they all start to blur into one another, the coffee-fuelled gaps between them become more and more crucial, and the lines between good culture and bad culture become crossed – was the last show I saw really that bad, or did […]

James Gorry
on inlove, inwork

This has been a circus summer, all in all – Southwold has hosted Circus Hassani and Spring’s work on cultural tourism has allowed us to celebrate the range of circus, traditional to modern, that’s focused on Great Yarmouth. And as we visited and worked, we have realised some points of connection between Good Circus and […]

Erika Clegg
on inlove

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of The Landmark Trust, Sir Antony Gormley created a series of sculptures entitled LAND. Five life-size statues have been placed around the country at Landmark Trust properties and hearing that one of them would be placed just down the road in Aldeburgh, a few of the Springers decided to go […]

The Springers
on inlove

It’s summertime! Another glorious, big blue skied, east coast summer is upon us; and we Springers are right in the thick of it in Southwold’s bustling town centre. The Southwold Arts Festival was a great celebration of the town’s community and brought world-class speakers and performers to Southwold for a week at the start of […]

Erika Clegg
on inlove

If you are a super-talented web developer, come to Spring! We’ll make you a highly-valued part of the creative process as an integral member of our studio team. You’ll have the opportunity to take part in early stage briefing sessions, meaning you can ensure that your skills and passion for technology are brought into Spring’s […]

Erika Clegg
on inlove, inwork

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