ABOUT NOTTINGHAM SPIRK

Founded by John Nottingham and John Spirk in a carriage house in Cleveland, Nottingham Spirk is now a towering, 60,000-foot landmark, TRUE innovation house, and the partner you want by your side if you need to get a product to market fast. 

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We See the Unseen

...and do the impossible

If you know the Arm & Hammer Spinbrush, the Swiffer Sweep + Vac, or the Sherwin-Williams Twist & Pour™ paint container, then you know Nottingham Spirk.

We are an established leader in disruptive innovation, partnering with companies to create thriving new business innovations that propel economic growth. Since 1972, we have served as a beacon of innovation for organizations pursuing uncharted territory to accelerate growth and improve life experiences. From our 60,000 square-foot innovation center in Cleveland, Ohio, we have created or designed hundreds of products in the consumer, healthcare and business product sectors. The longest-standing design collaborative in the world, we employ a thoughtfully creative vertical innovation approach that is truly transformative. 

THE NS DIFFERENCE

Our Experienced Team

Unmatched expertise, diverse skills and hands-on innovation

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You’ll find a broad and deep understanding of the innovation space in each of our Nottingham Spirk associates. With an 11 year average tenure, our team of industrial designers and engineers bring experience and knowledge to every project we take on. Nottingham Spirk tackles all innovation programs with a multidisciplinary but cohesive group of associates. All work is done under one roof in the 60,000 square foot, state-of-the-art Nottingham Spirk Innovation Center. The result is patented game-changing products, created faster and more cost efficiently – made possible by our people.

MEET THE LEADERSHIP TEAM

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NOTTINGHAM SPIRK: Return On Innovation

Learning to innovate by "making"

You hear of middle and secondary schools that have abandoned their woodworking programs, yet at the same time we have a huge number of college graduates who owe huge student loans and cannot find jobs in the fields where they expected to find ready employment. In the meantime, jobs in high tech industries that require some basic understanding of tools and technology go unfilled because student imaginations have never become acquainted with their creative capacities.

case studies

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SPINBRUSH

THE FIRST ELECTRIC TOOTHBRUSH AT AN ACCESSIBLE PRICE POINT

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TROY-BILT FLEX

A WHOLE NEW APPROACH TO YARD CARE

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HYDROS

A WATER FILTER THAT WORKS 5X FASTER THAN LEADING COMPETITORS

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Learn how Nottingham Spirk can help you design and commercialize your next product innovation.