When I lived in Venice many years ago, although my days were filled with working on Venetian boats, I never really spent much time rowing them. A recent invitation to a dear friend’s wedding meant a return to the lagoon with my wife, and a chance to indulge in an early morning rowing lesson and […]

Sean Antonioli
on inlove

I can’t believe that my journey into my first ‘proper adult’ job began a year ago. Bright eyed, bushy tailed and full of gin, I’d recently completed my Communications and Media degree at Bournemouth University and was ready to take on the world. Having done some work experience at Spring the year before, I knew […]

Lucia Maclachlan
on inlove

For my latest cultural expansion trip, I followed my stomach and attended Wing Fest 2018 – a celebration of the humble chicken wing in grand fashion. This event brought together 35 of the UK’s best chicken wing street food stalls, each serving up two different wings: their version of the Buffalo wing and a ‘wild […]

Gene Chui
on inlove
Play well
Play well

I often get asked how I got into design. “How did you know that design was the career for you?” “How do you even get into design?” The usual assumption is that my passion for skateboarding when I was younger and the exposure to the board graphics, different brands and all the creative people that gravitate to […]

Glen Cone
on inlove

HS2 – the planned high speed rail line that links the West Midlands and London – has recently set out its plan for a ‘green corridor’. The vision is to create a strip of land along the route which will support local wildlife, create new woodlands, meadows, wetlands and habitats, and integrate the railway into […]

Richard Revell
on inlove

Sad news for the South East and good news for Newcastle: designer Lynton is moving north in April. He leaves a gap in Spring’s creative team which will need filling. Lynton joined us five years ago, straight from university. He brought with him a good graphic design portfolio and an amazing folio of pen and […]

Erika Clegg
on inlove

Welcome to the world of One Minute Briefs (OMB), a Twitter community with an overwhelming amount of creativity and support that I became a part of last year. Each weekday, @oneminutebriefs  posts a topic to advertise, ranging from #worldteachersday to #buckets. Entries are retweeted, allowing your idea to get more exposure, and later in the […]

Sean Antonioli
on inlove

Archant and the Suffolk Chamber of Commerce have revealed their top 100 economic influencers – and we’re delighted to see 26 of Spring’s clients amongst them, as well as numerous other friends and colleagues. This year saw over thirty new names added to the chart, and with the decision to include famous names including ‘Castle […]

Erika Clegg
on inkind, inlove

If you were watching the undercard fight of the Warrington vs Ceylon between Craig Poxton and Lyon Woodstock last month you may have seen a familiar name in the ring.   Craig is a Lowestoft fighter who trains at Ultimate Boxing, a gym also used by Spring founders Erika and Simon. Now one of our […]

Richard Revell
on inlove, inwork

Hello – I’ve recently joined Spring (four months and counting), but along with fellow Springer Glen, had the pleasure of taking up our cultural expansion grant that is offered to the whole team. This grant allows the team to attend a cultural activity or event of our choice to broaden our horizons and improve our […]

Gene Chui
on inlove

A recent study by Marbles has looked at the best seaside towns in Britain for a staycation, and Southwold has topped the chart, fending off other seaside favourites such as Brighton, Clovelly and Hunstanton. The report encompassed various factors, such as hotel costs, places to eat and drink, weather, and number of fish and chip […]

Richard Revell
on inlove

This August saw Spring’s launch of H2OMG, a family funfair themed event at The Forum, Norwich for Anglian Water. The event promoted Anglian Water’s work towards water sustainability and consisted of numerous stalls such as a Water Wheel of Fortune, a Magnet Maze and my personal favourite, Beat the Bog – a bean bag game […]

Sean Antonioli
on inlove, inwork

As a company that chose to follow its ambitions by the seaside, we have been fascinated with BBC Breakfast’s focus on life in Coastal Britain this week. The series revealed a great deal of love for the coast, both by people who live there and by those who only get to visit occasionally – and […]

Richard Revell
on inlove, inview

  Two miles off the coast of Great Yarmouth there’s a sand island that is home to thousands of seals and a cluster of wind turbines. This summer I took a trip out there on Southwold’s Coastal Voyager. It’s exciting to see the land from the sea – Southwold, of course, looks enormously pretty and self-contained, […]

Erika Clegg
on inlove

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 […]

The Springers
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: […]

The Springers
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 […]

The Springers
on inlove, inview

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