Our view is that as we are lucky enough to be here, we have a moral obligation to support the community with our skills and facilities. Over the years we have provided pro bono branding and strategic leadership for our direct community, creating and articulating brands for – amongst others – the Southwold Christmas Lights, Southwold Arts Festival, The Alexis Ruthven Trust, Southwold Museum, the RNLI and My Southwold. Our work with the Southwold Concert Series earned us two silvers and a bronze at the Corporate Engagement Awards. Our input to this is in our professional capacity, providing design and marketing, but also as an administrative centre, acting as box office, financial management and Friends scheme support.
Extending further into the region, co-founder Erika Clegg was a founding board director of the New Anglia LEP, the organisation tasked with leading and channeling economic growth and job creation for the region. She’s now a trustee of Norwich’s Theatre Royal, Huntingdon’s Cromwell Museum and, of course, the Southwold Music Trust, as well as being a business ambassador both for Suffolk and for Britain through UKTI. We support the Springers in their own charitable and outreach endeavours, whether that be work with young people, lifeguarding or organising open garden events. In 2016, Age UK will be launching a compelling and emotionally engaging marketing campaign, for which the creative strategy, direction and post production are all donated by the Springers. We are the private sector partner in the East of England for the Creative Industries Federation.
We look after the team here – from training, to funded access to culture here and elsewhere, the Springers are given ample opportunity to broaden their horizons and sharpen their skills. Friday gym is free for the team, and everyone is encouraged to share their skills and passions with their colleagues at lunchtime workshops. We invite our heroes to talk to the team, ranging from multi-national agency CEOs to circus ringmasters. Springers are nurtured and this creates a phenomenal team ethic.