Erika Clegg

Co-founder and Creative Strategist

Erika launched Spring in 2006 after a decade in London, first at Bell Pottinger and then as Client Services Director at Attik. The agency combines a few of her favourite things: creative energy, bright people and Southwold. Erika is also a Board Director of the Design Business Association, a Trustee of Norwich Theatre Royal and a British business ambassador for UKTI. She lives just outside Southwold and enjoys the beach (especially sea swimming), high and low culture and her bright yellow classic Saab 900.

Simon Hazelgrove

Client Services Director

Since co-founding Spring in 2006, Simon has jointly headed the growth of the company, working with some of the agency’s largest clients on a day-to-day basis as well as overseeing the company’s production activities. Previously owner of London’s largest architectural photography studio, Simon holds on to his sense of adventure through cycling and other explorations whilst enjoying his young family.

Lucia Maclachlan

Account Executive

Having spent her childhood jetting back and forth between Singapore and Oulton Broad, Lucia is a Suffolk girl at heart and recently returned to Southwold after graduating from Bournemouth University. She is eager to kick off a career in communications and looks forward to working with the Springers!

George Bennett

Senior Designer

George started at Spring in 2009 straight from university and has worked his way through the company to become Senior Designer. George’s ability to design beautiful things that come to life in print, digital and real world is matched only by his talent for a pun. For George, design is all about finding that perfect balance between craft and strategy – work should be beautiful, and it should be there for a reason. So committed to the agency is George that he moved house to cut his morning commute from five minutes on foot, to three.

 

Chris Abbott

Digital Account Director

Chris, from a media background, is passionate and experienced in SEO and digital marketing, enjoying the ability to combine creativity with measurable outcomes for clients.
He is proud Dad to an energetic young family and their shared weekend pursuit is Krav Maga, an Israeli combat system.

Steve Sharp

Creative Strategist

Steve’s award winning career has seen him specialise in Retail Food and Fashion Marketing, leading to his main Board role with Marks & Spencer. Here he steered transformational campaigns including the creation of Your M&S food advertising dubbed “Food Porn” by the media, and the groundbreaking Plan A Corporate Social Responsibility programme. A Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, The Marketing Society and The Royal Society of Arts, Steve is a Doctor and Visiting Professor of Glasgow Caledonian University, which incorporates the Scottish campus and those in London and New York. Photo: Uli Weber

Glen Cone

Senior Designer

Glen has been at Spring pretty much from the start, and is a popular and pivotal part of agency life. He is always on the go – when he’s not creating fantastic digital and brand design, he’s playing with his kids or out cycling. He focuses on the details, to ensure accuracy and craft, and is a great questioner of purpose. Our clients enjoy working with Glen, partially because they trust him to deliver, and equally because he’s good company, empathetic and fun.

Sean Antonioli

Designer

Originally from New York, and with the cheesecake making skills to prove it, Sean is a Graphic Design graduate of the University of Suffolk. His earlier life experiences include working in Venice as an apprentice gondola builder and building Christmas window displays for Macy’s and Sak’s Fifth Avenue.

Lena 0’Shea

Business Development Consultant

Lena joined the team after swapping 15 years expertise managing a UK top 10 communications agency for a breath of Southwold sea air. She is passionate about helping brands achieve their goals and works alongside us all to ensure Spring realises its ambition to grow and evolve as best in class. She loves the dynamic yet nurturing nature of the team and balances her working life with her family, love for live music and the great outdoors.

Rob Chittock

Web Developer

Robert, born-and-bred in Suffolk, combines his creative eye for detail and web development knowledge to build websites from the ground up, using the latest web technologies and cross browser knowledge, developing bespoke and accessible solutions. Outside of work, Robert is a keen cyclist and bass player, who also enjoys cooking and travelling.

Jessica Topham

Community Engagement Director

Jessica is an experienced PR practitioner who plans and delivers strategic community and stakeholder engagement for planning applications. One day she’s handling a wildlife-friendly solar farm consultation, the next a new home for a football club. She loves that the Spring team provides the creative skills she needs to offer a full service to her clients, including design, print production and web development. Jess enjoys travelling and especially sampling local foods when she gets there.

Richard Revell

CONTENT MANAGER

Richard is an award winning writer who, before joining Spring, had written for companies including Waterstones Booksellers and Nationwide Building Society. Heading up our content development team, Richard also contributes the words to ad campaigns, brochures and articles. His work has ranged from international tourism campaigns to writing for property developers to creating compelling copy for major manufacturing companies. He’s a sport-mad, book-devouring, devoted husband and dad.

Rebecca Clegg

Proofreader

Rebecca is Spring’s proofreader and also undertakes research in the lead up to creative briefing. She loves the way the Springers work well together, and the happy atmosphere of the studio. She enjoys the challenge and responsibility of proof reading. Arguably her greatest contribution to Spring happened in 1973, when she became Mum to co-founder Erika.

Greg Quinton

Creative Consultant

Greg is, in his other life, Executive Creative Director of The Partners, the UK’s most consistently awarded brand and design agency for 30 years (and fourth in D&AD history). At Spring Greg acts as an external support and mentor to the creative team, helping us to build our reputation as one of Britain’s most exciting young agencies.

Su Whitelock

Finance Manager

Su joined Spring in 2014, returning to work after bringing up her three children. Su’s background is in accountancy and database management, previously working for firms including PKF and Lovewell Blake. She lives close to Beccles and enjoys her garden especially growing her own vegetables. The new addition to her family is Boomer, a very active Cocker Spaniel.