Beach Clean Diary

April 30, 2019 / Abbie Baynes  / 

Spring’s Abbie Baynes joined Hydro Flask charity – Surfers Against Sewage – on their latest Spring Beach Clean. Read her story of nature, nurdles and nudism below…

“After a 6:30 am set off, we headed down to the coast. The weather, initially forecasted to be dark and windy, was glorious and sunny and the waves glistened as they danced onto the shore.

Joey Holmes, from Cool of the Wild, and Abbie at the beach clean


“Perranporth beach looked spotless to the untrained eye, but we later learned that the strong coastal winds drag any litter three miles to the opposite end of the beach, dumping it against the rocky cliff edge. Access is limited to this part of the beach, with only those willing to walk the distance visiting. We also learned that this end of the beach was a nudist paradise. We could be in for quite a treat!

“The grunt of a Land Rover, clearly beginning to admit defeat to the elements, rumbled in the distance, pulling up beside us. We hopped in the back and with a jolt of the engine we headed down to the far end of the beach to uncover what plastic treasures had been washed up.

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Inside Spring PR: Meet Abbie

April 30, 2019 / Abbie Baynes  / 

Meet Abbie Baynes, one of our Account Executives who predominantly looks after the Hydro Flask, Reima and LifeStraw brands. She’s been with Spring since joining us as a Digital Marketing Apprentice four years ago. We’d describe her as our reliable rock – hardworking and dedicated with a bubbly fun side. How would she describe us? Let’s find out.

Abbie (right) in the Brecon Beacons



What brought you to Spring PR all those years ago?

“I was just about to go to university to study marketing but was struggling to come to terms with three more years of education and having to quit my part-time job to do so. Much to my parents’ dismay, I looked into alternative options and found that I could do a higher-level apprenticeship which would give me the best of both worlds. That’s when I came across Spring PR. I loved the idea of working in a small, friendly team and a business that was growing with room for me to develop. 

 “They were looking for someone to do digital marketing whilst attending college. I remember being terrified when I pulled up, dressed in my mum’s brand-new shirt (sorry, mum!) for my first interview. Thankfully, Stephanie liked me enough to hire me (well, she hasn’t said otherwise yet!) and so my marketing career began.”

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New Job Opportunity at Spring PR!

April 29, 2019 / Abbie Baynes  / 


Senior Account Executive
Full time, 35 hours plus occasional overtime
Spring PR, Malmesbury
Competitive salary
Application: please apply by sending your CV and covering letter to stephanie@springpr.com.

Are you looking for a new and exciting career opportunity to work at one of the most renowned active lifestyle PR agencies in the outdoor industry?  Spring PR is based in the picturesque Wiltshire countryside on the outskirts of Malmesbury and we are looking for a Senior Account Executive to bring their enthusiasm, expertise and energy to help us grow. 

We’re a small team who pack a punch and work with some of the biggest and most innovative brands in the outdoor active lifestyle industry including Mammut climbing, Hydro Flask drinking bottles, SMITH sunglasses, Elliot Brown Watches, Polartec fabrics and Yogamatters.  We have recently gained a number of new clients and are now looking for someone with solid consumer PR experience to add value by hitting the ground running and taking ownership of a group of accounts.

We’re looking for a confident self-starter with proven media contacts in the consumer, lifestyle and national news sectors and meticulous planning skills.  Someone who is full of creative ideas, has a friendly approach, dedicated attitude, attention to detail and is keen to develop their PR and marketing career within our company would be suited for the role.

We are a friendly team of people with a number of long-standing employees and the company’s Founder, Stephanie Briggs, is still heavily involved.  We regularly organise and run media events, alongside our day to day office-based work and pride ourselves on a hardworking, enthusiastic, close-knit office culture. 

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Find the Perfect Mat for Your Journey

April 24, 2019 / Abbie Baynes  / 




With over 20 years of serving yogis throughout their yoga journey, Yogamatters knows that one of the most important decisions to help along that journey is choosing the right mat.

Yogamatters prides itself in a knowledgeable team that understands not one yoga mat fits all. A recognition which has developed into a range of mats to satisfy every yogi – from daily practitioners to occasional warriors.

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Attending The Photography Show

April 1, 2019 / Abbie Baynes  / 

This month also featured the Photography and Video Show at the NEC in Birmingham, where Spring client Country Innovation showcased their collection of outdoor wear designed for professional and amateur photographers.

Spring’s Helen went along to find out about the newest and best gadgets on the market, including drones, cameras, lenses, microphones, bags, tripods – you name it! You could see it, touch it, test it and buy it. It was also a fantastic opportunity to learn from content creation experts in their field all about lighting, sound, apps, planning and preparation.  

Country Innovation Founder, Maria Chilvers, spent four days at the show and found it successful: 

“After winning awards for our Traveller Jacket and Raptor Waistcoat in the photography magazines due to their unique design and attention to detail, we decided to enter the main stage arena and exhibit for the first time at The Photography Show at the NEC. It has certainly opened up a whole new market for us. As well as meeting many core Country Innovation customers, we talked the talk to a whole variety of new photographers from all walks of life.

The Country Innovation team at The Photography Show

“We had an extremely busy four days at the Show, with a huge amount of interest for our brand new Aperture Jacket which has been specifically designed for the photography market. In addition to making new consumer contacts, we have also had some really good trade enquiries from leading camera retailers. Onwards and upwards!”

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