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Improve People's Lives

27/11/2020

What Katie did ... and what she did next

Newly promoted Springer Katie is busy proving that you can improve lives through social media – and shares her thoughts on lessons from 2020 and hopes for 2021. Having helped to secure a renewed contract with Paradigm I have been developing a new content and social strategy to support their objectives. It has involved lots...

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Make Excellent Work Rea and Nathan with their mountain bikes

26/11/2020

An Account Executive's view of 2020 (and hopes for 2021)

Rea joined Spring about a year ago, just in time to see how things are ‘normally’ before Covid-19 changed many of our working practises. Here’s a little about what she’s working on, and what the year has taught her. I am working with EDF and the Sizewell C (SZC) Project team who are currently at...

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Bring Positive Energy

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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Know What Matters

24/11/2020

2020 in Spring's engine room

2020 has required focus and adaptability across all aspects of our business. Here is how Spring’s financial manager Su has kept things on the up in a turbulent year. I have learnt from 2020 that remote working has its upsides. Yes, we miss each other, but productivity is up in many areas and technology allows...

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Live Our Vision

24/11/2020

Meet the newest Springer, Digital Marketing Apprentice Mason

Back in 2018 Erika was on the Digital Apprenticeship route panel at the Institute for Apprenticeships as an entrepreneur advisor. Fast-track to 2020 and it’s been a real joy to welcome Mason Gardner to Spring as a Digital Marketing Apprentice. We chatted to Mason about what his working life involves at Spring, amidst the challenges...

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Improve People's Lives Lena O'Shea

24/11/2020

Empowering our regional Hospice

We are always pleased when we can use our skills and resources to help good causes. Recently Lena has been working with the internal team at St Elizabeth Hospice and the partnership is delivering positive results. Here’s what she has to say. I am really proud to be working with St Elizabeth Hospice and ECCH...

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Bring Positive Energy

23/11/2020

Great work never stops (and we learn things, too)

We’ve been asking the Springers to share some thoughts on the work they’re doing and the lessons they’re taking from 2020 – and looking ahead to their hopes for 2021. Here’s Sean, designer, kicking us off. The Nursing and Midwifery council asked us to create an identity for them surrounding equality, diversity and inclusion. They...

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Bring Positive Energy Rea and Nathan with their mountain bikes

23/10/2020

Hitting the Trails with a Cultural Expansion Grant

During lockdown my other half Nathan decided to re-ignite his childhood passion for Mountain Biking, so when lockdown lifted we used my Cultural Expansion grant to test our riding skills in the Welsh countryside. We booked a two-night stay in a sizable six-berth safari tent (with fully furnished living, dining, kitchen area, Aga included) in...

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Improve People's Lives River at Blenheim Palace

23/10/2020

Beating the lockdown blues at Blenheim Palace

After a long spell of lockdown where the only form of exercise permitted was going for a walk, you’d think the last thing I would want to do was more walking. Not so! However, a change of scenery was much needed which is why I used my Cultural Expansion Grant to visit beautiful Blenheim Palace. ...

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Springblog

25/08/2020

How to make the most of your digital expertise

Digital expertise is one of the most valuable assets a business can use. It can have an enormous impact on a business’s brand, revenue and exposure – arguably, it’s your number one marketing tool.   Here are Spring’s top tips on how to cut through a crowded market and drive brand awareness by using digital...

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Springblog App Notifications

25/08/2020

Top 5 social media mistakes

Social media is one of the most powerful marketing tools. But used the wrong way, it could have a potentially damaging effect on a business’s brand and image.  Want to avoid it? Here are the top five social media mistakes businesses make, and how to do much better for your business.  1.Targeting the wrong audience ...

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Springblog

24/08/2020

How Spring is getting the studio ready for 7th September

After six months of WFH, we’re ready to swap our morning Zoom calls for a natter over our monitors, back in our beloved Spring studio.   Lockdown has tested and proved the value of our Ethos, with the Springers throwing themselves into the world of the virtual studio. But, as we tread carefully out of...

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Springblog

19/08/2020

MH Goals launch a Revolution

We love working with brands who are full of innovation and creativity. One of these is our long-term client MH Goals, who make high quality sports equipment that is used at every level of the game from the Premier League to grassroots. MH Goals is an industry leader for British-made sports equipment with an emphasis...

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Springblog

19/08/2020

Improving Healthcare Together

Spring has been working with South West London Alliance to provide strategic consultation support through targeted social media. With plans to make changes to the local healthcare services within Epsom, Sutton and St Helier, SW London Alliance and its associated CCGs formed Improving Healthcare Together (IHT).  IHT’s members were aware social media is an integral...

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Springblog

05/08/2020

Sizewell C planning documents tour the community

Now the application for a Development Consent Order for Sizewell C has been submitted to the Planning Inspectorate, and following the government’s process, Spring has been taking the Planning Document to the local community to ensure fair access to the full submission. Because of Covid, this is happening by Library Bus. With the planning application...

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Bring Positive Energy The Spring team

29/07/2020

How Spring's bringing positive energy to an odd time

We’ve all had to adapt fast to the situation, and it struck me that we haven’t shared how Spring’s done so. So how are we keeping our Ethos alive, delivering projects and staying positive and united? One of the greatest challenges felt like it would be maintaining our Ethos when everything was thrown up into...

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Springblog

27/07/2020

Launching Net Zero Leiston

Over the last few months, Spring has been working with councils, consultancies and energy providers to help launch a truly unique and highly ambitious project, Net Zero Leiston. A first-of-a-kind project for a town the size of Leiston, Net Zero Leiston’s goal is to create a net zero carbon community. Stakeholders include community representatives, local...

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Springblog

03/07/2020

How to bring a brand to life: tell a story

Are you sitting comfortably? Then let’s begin. Here is the story of a wedding, told by Spring for Bruisyard Country Estate as we brought their brand more fully and clearly to life. Illustrated with character and verve by Louisa Marcq to add even more depth to this glorious venue’s brand. As you wake, you hear...

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Bring Positive Energy Top 5 Tips for Customer Service

24/06/2020

What client services people can learn from the hotel trade: Top 5 Tips for Customer Service

Account Executive Rea’s early career experiences of working front of house in a hotel that had just had a £5m revamp has taught her some valuable and highly transferable lessons about customer service, which she shares here. 1) BE APPROACHABLE The age-old saying of ‘service with a smile’ is well known for a good reason....

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Know What Matters EDF Sizewell C consultation

27/05/2020

EDF submits DCO for Sizewell C

Today, our client EDF has submitted their Development Consent Order (DCO) application for Sizewell C to the Planning Inspectorate. Sizewell C is a proposed two-reactor power station to be situated alongside the now decommissioned Sizewell A and active Sizewell B. It is a multi-billion pound project for which we have delivered the public planning consultation...

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