JB Springs staff were offered the chance to ‘Escape Reality’ this month as we headed to the Leeds-based escape room experience for the first part of our Christmas social. In a challenge where your team have just 60 minutes to escape an uber-real room, the team that escaped in the fastest time was Sam, Tom W, Mei, Margaret and Gitana! After the remaining teams managed to escape we headed to Fazenda in the Granary Wharf area of Leeds for [...]
Around 1,300 Santas of all ages completed the Great Skipton Santa Fun Run in front of a crowded Skipton, two of which were JB Springs’ Managing Director Alex Driver and Sales Director David Whitfield. Each year the event, organised by The Rotary Club of Skipton Craven, takes place with the help of officers from Skipton Town Council and from Craven District Council, and in addition to many of the runners’ own charities, the main beneficiaries this year was Sue Ryder Manorlands, [...]
Springs are a fundamental part of our day-to-day lives. Often out of plain sight, it is likely you’ll encounter something that incorporates a functioning spring of some description. Take getting to work, whatever mode of transport you use - most use some kind of spring. Below are just some of the most common, but surprising, occurrences of springs in our daily routines. Transportation Without springs your daily commute would be considerably more uncomfortable. Whether you ride a motorbike, drive [...]
Innovation is still at the forefront of the UK’s manufacturing industry, according to a recent survey by The Manufacturers’ Organisation (EEF), in partnership with Santander. The EEF Innovation Monitor 2017/2018 survey has revealed the UK’s manufacturing innovations have been successful in recent years. The report explored manufacturers’ forms of innovation in the past three years and found that: Almost every manufacturing respondent (95%) has engaged in some form of innovation in recent year Many businesses that have invested in innovation [...]
Many industry experts believe 3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing, is heralding the dawn of the 4th industrial revolution. Although 3D printing was developed during the 1980s, its evolution and adoption, particularly over the last five years, has gathered pace. The Sculpteo ‘State of 3D printing’ study found that 55 percent of industry professionals surveyed predict that they will be spending more on 3D printing in the next 12 months. As 3D printing technology continues to mature, growing [...]
At the end of September the JB Springss team enjoyed a team building event at Saltaire Brewery. We are now all experts on real ale! For more information about Saltaire Brewery visit their website here.
After completing his advanced apprenticeship, Tom W. had further cause for celebration this month after tying the knot with Hayley. Younger brother Joe, also a member of the JB Springs team, did an outstanding job as Best Man. Congratulations Tom and Hayley, we really enjoyed the party!
JB Spring is proud of its highly skilled workforce. Two members, Tom C. and Tom W., recently completed their advanced apprenticeships. Congratulations to the two Toms!
If you’re reading this you may have already noticed that our new website has gone live. The new, secure and mobile-friendly website incorporates a subtle refresh of the JB Springs brand introducing several sub-brands that now form part of the JB Springs Group. However, rest assured that we’re still the same JB Springs renowned for producing high quality spring and wireform products for over 120 years. Speaking about the launch of the new website, JB Springs Managing Director Alex [...]
Some of you may have noticed that we’ve changed our postcode. Don’t worry, we haven’t relocated, we were officially instructed of the postcode change by Royal Mail. Our ‘new’ address in full is: John Binns & Son (Springs) Ltd, Ghyll Way, Airedale Business Centre, Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 2DD