Erika Clegg

Co-founder and Creative Director

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.

Glen Cone

Senior Designer

Glen’s been here pretty much from the start, and is a popular and pivotal part of agency life. He’s always on the go – when he’s not creating fantastic digital and brand design, he’s playing with his kids, late-night surfing or working on the skateboard brand, Jubilee, he owns with fellow Springer, George. He loves the diversity of projects, the opportunity to work with really inspiring colleagues and the work-life balance.

Bex Spillings

Senior Designer

Bex designs beautiful, effective and creative work for Spring’s clients – she’s a real craftsperson with great attention to detail. Her projects since joining the agency from London have included Marriage’s Millers flour packaging and the HLF-funded Woodbridge Tide Mill visitor experience fit out. She often deploys her video editing skills for digital campaigns and events; and loves Spring’s friendly team. At the weekends you’ll find her up a rockface, in her husband’s commercial bakery or mooching about with her cats.

Rob Mehew

Senior Web developer

Rob loves clean, modern web development with a mobile-first approach. In his spare time he likes to walk his four dogs with his wife and loves most things geek. He has worked on websites since tables were acceptable and has a passion to keep learning and try new technologies.

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.

 

Laura Marfell-Williams

Senior Account Manager/Directrice Clientèle

Laura brings her combination of fluent French, organisational expertise and PR experience to the Spring talent pool. An adoptive East Anglian, by way of Paris and London, shes worked in fashion, construction and professional services. Home life is equally busy with two daughters and community fundraising activities in her small Norfolk village.

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.

Sam Cook

Junior Designer

Sam interned for three weeks at Spring before becoming a permanent Springer. He loves editorial and branding design and is a whizz with typography. Sam’s hobbies include architectural photography and beach walkies with his two dogs.

Nikki Berry

Account Director

Nikki’s a ray of sunshine with a determined streak, who revels in working with a range of clients including EDF Energy and Mark Harrod. Described by one senior client as “the best account manager I’ve ever had”, Nikki enjoys the freedom Spring has always given her to have great ideas and work as part of a friendly, supportive team. She spends sunny weekends on the beach with her beloved dog and new husband.

Maddy Adey

Communications Executive

Maddy grew up in Southwold, moving to Liverpool for University where she studied English and French, with one year living in sunny Nice where she interned at a newspaper. She then swapped the Promenade des Anglais for Southwold Beach to join Spring, apparently only working where a lunchtime swim is possible!

Lynton Wall Palmer

Designer

It was the birds that won him the job. Lynton turned up for his interview with a fabulous graduate portfolio, of which the stand out pieces were exquisite hand-drawn finches. Since then, he’s grown into a supremo of well-crafted design as well as our resident scamper, illustrator and story-boarder. These skills came into their own in Spring’s National Trust ‘Remember When..?” project. He loves the working environment at Spring, not to mention its proximity to the sea; and balances his creative sensibilities with an obsession with pretty much any type of sport.

Nikki Holland-Gladwish

Operations Director

Nikki’s a born-and-bred Suffolk girl who came home to Spring a few years back, after launching her design career in London and Cornwall. An unusual mix of creative (her degree’s in Graphic Design) and utterly focused on administrative detail (her passion for spreadsheets won her the job), she’s a fabulously hands-on Ops Director who never, ever drops a ball. She loves the variety of projects at Spring, and the way we are constantly exploring new media and new ways of delivering campaigns. At the weekends she’s all about the green fingers.

Halcyon Meldrum

Executive Assistant

Halcyon is our go-to girl for all administrative and financial enquiries, as well as providing executive assistance to co-founders Erika and Simon. When we’re promoting ad space or campaign participation on behalf of clients, Halcyon mans the phones; she’s also Spring’s main point of contact for CSR activities like the Southwold Concert Series. She loves Spring’s camaraderie and the diversity of our clients, and she’s passionate about her family and the Southwold and Reydon community.

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. He’s reveling (‘scuse us) in the range of work he can undertake at Spring: on day two he found himself interviewing childhood idol Michaela Strachan. 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.

Ian Cochrane

Non Executive Director

Ian – ex MD of Fitch and Chair of Landor – helps us all to focus on the bigger picture as we expand. He loves Spring’s energy and huge appetite for growth and learning, and has been instrumental in devising our stakeholder scheme. In his free time, he’s an aspiring international skier, table tennis player and golfer, and loves bees (most of the time).

Lucy Henson

Head of PR

Lucy joined us in the autumn of 2014 as the demand for a dedicated Spring PR service started to grow. With nearly twenty years of a wide variety of communications experience under her belt, she is a creative and highly proficient senior communications professional, as well as a keen walker of low-slung dogs on the beach at lunchtime.

James Gorry

Cultural Tourism Project Manager

James joined the Springers to focus on Cultural Tourism to Norfolk and Suffolk, having previously worked with Pacitti Company and SPILL Festival of Performance in Ipswich. He has lived in Coventry, Canterbury and California; though above all of these he loves Suffolk’s breath-taking landscapes, vibrant cultural goings-on and Adnams Spindrift.

Su Archer

Database 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.