A third floor office just off Oxford Circus on a hot summer's afternoon? A brick and glass unit in an Industrial Park on a cold, wet Tuesday? Or an old Victorian print works in the middle of Southwold, a very pretty little seaside market town which, in the words of The Times, 'is experiencing a renaissance'? Our staff benefit enormously from their environment and it shows in the quality of their work.
Spring’s head office is a light-filled open plan space with an energy all its own. We are tucked away in a Southwold side street that we share with Adnams brewery and some fishermen’s cottages, just round the corner from the Market Place with its regular markets and events.
Whilst we have a policy of going to our clients’ offices (we think that’s just polite) those who do visit us here always comment on the friendly atmosphere, the energy that crackles and the good music. Unless George is MC that day, of course.
The light, bright space is entirely open plan, allowing for seamless communication between the creative team, account handlers and planners.
This means that projects are efficiently run, that everyone’s given the opportunity to be part of the creative process, and that even when a project lead is out, there’s always someone about who knows the status of a job.
This ease of communication continues across our dealings with clients – who often remark on our energy in helping them stick to their work schedules – and suppliers, who rarely experience a delay in decisions, approvals or indeed payment.
We hold larger meetings, workshops and away days in Adnams rooms including The Cygnet (which is behind the Swan hotel), The Crown or The Swan Reading Room. Any of these has ample parking space for attendees and all offer accommodation for visitors who need to be here early or late for meetings or events.
A smaller unit in Orbis, the icon of East Anglia’s new renewable energy economy, supports this office. This location, right at the heart of the new Norfolk and Suffolk Regional Enterprise Zone, makes Spring easily accessible for clients within the sector and also expands our meeting and conferencing spaces for clients in other industries.
Designed using cutting-edge environmentally friendly technology, the 3,300 square metre, five storey building is a worldwide centre of excellence for the vastly expanding energy sector. It sits on Britain's most easterly location at Ness Point in Lowestoft and features state-of-the-art offices, conference and exhibition facilities.
In addition Spring owns a well-equipped photographic studio, in a converted stable block six miles from our head office. This facility comes into its own when pack shots, product images, fashion shoots or even portraiture are required.
The Press, 4 Church Street, Southwold, Suffolk IP18 6JG
Come and Visit
If you are driving to Southwold, set your SatNav to IP18 6JG. Parking is usually available near Saint Edmunds Church (just before you get to us) or Adnams (just after).
Spring's offices are bright, airy and filled with creative inspiration - from still-drying scamps to displays of finished work, from our extensive reference library to the ongoing hum of conversation around every project.
The Press, 1980's
Before Spring took up residence, The Press was home to Southwold Press.