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Our team

Director and Chief Executive

Sophie Fullerlove

Sophie leads the team at The Spring. Her role includes all areas of strategic management including working with the trustees to write and deliver all areas of the Business Plan. She also programmes The Spring’s live events and visual arts, manages relationships with funders and partners, is responsible for budgets and fundraising. She is dedicated to making The Spring a cultural highlight for the region.

Sophie has worked in marketing and development roles in arts venues in Hereford and Salisbury. Before joining The Spring she was General Manager at Forest Forge Theatre Company.

Outside her life at The Spring, Sophie enjoys going to the theatre and is an enthusiastic reader and baker. She lives in Southampton with her husband, son and pet tortoise.

You can contact Sophie via email at sophie@thespring.co.uk

General Manager

Sue Dickinson

Our General Manager, Sue joined the team in December 2017. She has worked as Production Manager at the Royal Court and has experience putting exhibitions together at the V&A. Sue is responsible for health and safety and overall management of the building. She also manages room bookings and our volunteers.
 
You can contact Sue via email at sued@thespring.co.uk
Operations Coordinator

Hélène Davies

Hélène grew up in Havant and has been involved with The Spring since she was a child. Since graduating from The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, Hélène has been very fortunate to tour the UK and around the world as Deputy Stage Manager for English National Ballet. Outside of work Helene enjoys crafts, baking and researching her family history.

Hélène is currently on Maternity Leave

Duty Managers

Duty Managers

Our team of Duty Managers make sure our live events run smoothly, coordinating with visiting performers, our front of house volunteers and bar staff so our visitors have an enjoyable time and stay safe.

Our Duty Managers are Nigel Brown, Hélène Davies, Carolyn Greenway and Richard Watts.

Finance Manager

Clayre Williams

Clayre moved to Hampshire three years ago and found The Spring in September 2017 after 20 years in corporate London.  She is responsible for all financial reporting for both The Spring and Havant Arts Active.

Outside of work, Clayre enjoys walking and reading and lives in Liss where she volunteers as a village councillor.

 

You can contact Clayre via email clayrew@thespring.co.uk

Deputy General Manager

Richard Watts

Richard joined the team in June 2018, he grew up in Emsworth and now lives in Havant. He is also involved with Havant Dynamo Youth Theatre, who perform at The Spring.

His background is in the stove and fireplace industry, where he was one of the UK’s experts, representing the industry on various British and European standards groups.

Outside of work Richard enjoys photography, the countryside and watching motorsport.

Box Office Assistant

Anne Howson

Anne has volunteered for 3 years at The Spring & has now been happily working as a member of staff at the box office for over two years.

Audience Development Manager

Amy Stone

Amy joined the team in March 2019 and is responsible for marketing and audience development.

Since graduating with a degree in French and History from Royal Holloway University in 2017 she has worked in a variety of museums across the south east as a project manager and freelance workshop facilitator and is currently Assistant Curator at Egham Museum part time, in addition to her role here at The Spring. 

Casual Duty Manager

Becky Dunn

I have been a Casual Duty Manager at The Spring since March 2014 (with an 18 month break between June 2017 and December 2018).

 

I have been a workshop tutor at The Spring since 2010, running over 30 sessions on a variety of arts & crafts - willow sculpture, Christmas wreaths and lanterns, Beachcombers' sculptures, silk painting, upcycled jewellery, Halloween workshops, junk modelling, wire sculpture.

 

Before joining as a DM, I was on the Spring Board for several years, responsible for personnel.

 

As well as working at The Spring, I work at Bosmere Junior School in South Street where I run the school library 4 days every week in term time, and on Wednesdays I look after my grandchildren.

 

I live in Grove Road, just behind The Spring, with my husband, James, and our crazy Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Basil and his feline adversary, Mabel.

Box Office Manager

Helen Gray

You can contact Helen on heleng@thespring.co.uk