JB Springs is delighted to announce that we were named ‘Best Engineering/Manufacturing Business’ and ‘Best Business of the Year’ at the Skipton Business Awards. The prestigious awards were held at The Rendezvous Hotel on Thursday 25th April. From 6:30pm business owners, family and friends gathered for a night of celebration in honour of Skipton’s best businesses. The judging panel were made up of independent business experts, including: Alison Davis, Head of Digital and Roy Prenton, Corporate Communications Consultant, Skipton [...]
How to measure a compression spring using a digital vernier caliper. Watch the video to find out more.
STEM stands for Science Technology Engineering and Maths and encompasses a range of subjects from computer coding through to spring making. These subjects are a critical component for the sustained growth of our economy; confirmed through research by The Royal Academy of Engineering which found a strong link between a country’s engineering prowess and its economic development. As technology advances it is clear that the majority of jobs in the near future will require some form of knowledge in [...]
JB Springs is delighted to announce we are sponsoring the Gargrave Warriors who will take part in the Total Warrior Great Northern Mud Run as they bid to raise £20,000 to invest in technology equipment to enhance learning for pupils at Gargrave Primary School. The challenge on June 22nd will see Gargrave Warriors, made up of staff, parents and friends, take on 25 gruelling obstacles over 12km, which include the "Human BBQ", "The Plunge" and "The Shocker" to name a few! As [...]
JB Springs have recently moved into the neighbouring unit which has added an extra 5,500 sq ft of manufacturing space to our Skipton site. The facilities increase the production capacity of JB Springs as we continue to employ a lean manufacturing ethos.
JB Springs have recently taken an order to produce a spring to replicate one used by Marilyn Manson during his ‘Guns, God and Government’ tour in 2001. The spring was used by the band’s keyboard player ‘Pogo’ to swing a keyboard from – this can be seen throughout the video of the L.A. performance below but up close at roughly 47 minutes 14 seconds. Our spring will be used by a Marilyn Manson tribute act from Bradford. Warning: Video [...]
Recently JB Springs helped design some springs to assist Skipton Girls’ High School 4x4 team in their preparation for their appearance at the National Final of the Land Rover 4x4 in Schools Competition. The competition involved the team working together to design and build a radio-controlled four-wheel drive vehicle, to set specifications. The vehicle then had to successfully negotiate a specifically designed test track emulating real life and perform as a full-scale 4x4 vehicle would do in an off-road [...]
JB Springs is now a certified member of ‘Made in Britain’, a growing community of British manufacturers from all around the UK, dedicated to the very highest standards of UK manufacturing. The Made in Britain mark is accredited to businesses that sell goods that have been manufactured in Britain before sale. Over our 120 year history as a British spring manufacturer, we have established an enviable reputation for quality in the manufacture of safety-critical parts and know the importance [...]
After their win at the regional competition, JB Springs went back to assist Skipton Girls’ High School’s 4x4 team in their preparation for their appearance at the National Final of the Land Rover 4×4 in Schools competition The team required a new spring to replace the damper and spring combination they used for the regional competition. Spring engineers from JB Springs helped them to redesign the spring and will make sure it’s manufactured in time to be fitted to [...]
JB Springs recently ran a competition with a few regional universities to design a mascot for Springtelligence. The brief was to design an avatar to promote Springtelligence that would appeal to 5-10 year olds and in some way relate to springs. We received entries from Leeds Arts University, Leeds University and Manchester Metropolitan University. Once all of the entries were in, each employee was given the opportunity to vote for their favourite. Suzy Ellwood’s design from Leeds Arts University [...]