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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

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
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.

You can contact Hélène via email

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 Deb Barton, Nigel Brown, Hélène Davies, Carolyn Greenway and Richard Watts.

Participation Officer

Faith Davies

Faith joined The Spring in November 2017 and helps to create exciting experiences for all of our patrons.

She graduated from St Mary’s University, Twickenham in 2016 with a 2:1 BA (HONS) in Drama and Applied Theatre. Previous to The Spring she worked at the New Theatre Royal, Portsmouth as a Marketing assistant and Front of House team member.

Outside of work, Faith enjoys making crafts especially on her sewing machine, singing and baking.

You can contact Faith via email at

Box Office Manager

Debbie Barton

If you’ve been to The Spring for any reason, you are bound to have encountered Debbie, either in the Box Office or out and about in the gallery, shop and café.

Debbie has managed the Box Office since September 2012 before which she had a long and varied career in IBM.  

Debbie really enjoys being out front at The Spring because, she says, we have so many lovely customers and it is a fabulous place to work. She is also a regular customer at music and theatre events.

Debbie is supported by her Box Office Assistants who are Helen Gray, Carolyn Greenway, Tasmin Halford, Anne Howson and Theresa James, plus a team of volunteers.

You can contact Debbie via email at


Finance Manager

Clayre Williams

You can contact Clayre via email