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25/11/2020

Richard on work, worship and the unexpected value of normality.

As part of a series of conversations with Springers, we asked Richard to update us on a favourite project he’s working on, what 2020 has taught him, and his hopes for 2021. One project I’ve been focusing on recently is a new website for Southwold Flower Company – a growing farm just outside Spring’s hometown...

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29/04/2020

Own or run a business and not sure what happens next? This might help.

It was all going so well … and it will again. We know from our clients in manufacturing, the professions and other businesses just how tough this time is, and how hugely varied their circumstances are. What also shines out is their resilience and ambition. We are proud to work alongside business owners and boards...

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18/03/2020

Ethos in the time of Coronavirus

Spring’s Ethos runs deep, and that’s largely because we make continual efforts to keep it relevant and live. Yesterday I sent this note to every member of our team, to set out how the Ethos adapts to fit the current Coronavirus situation. Culturally we are a very close knit group – family, indeed – and...

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18/12/2019

2020: the year of Ubuntu

This year, we discovered the concept of ‘Ubuntu’. It’s core to our ethos, and next year we intend to deploy it consciously as well as instinctively. It originates from the Zulu phrase “Umuntu ngumuntu ngabantu” meaning “a person is a person through other people”. In essence it means that we’re all part of an interconnected...

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06/08/2019

The benefits of belonging (and how to make people feel it)

If you belong you are likely to be happy, loyal and productive. So what can companies do to instil this in their teams? We all want to belong. It’s Maslow’s third most important need (once you’ve dealt with the sabre-tooth tiger and eaten lunch). And the benefits of having a team that’s tightly bonded, where...

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