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Winners announced for Saffery Champness 150th Anniversary photographic competition

Winners announced for Saffery Champness 150th Anniversary photographic competition - Photographers capture essence of accountancy firm in 150th anniversary competition

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Saffery Champness commissioned this photographic competition in celebration of their 150th Anniversary in 2005. The firm was founded in 1855 by Joseph John Saffery.

Qualified photographers with at least one year’s experience were invited to send in five high quality photographs on any theme that reflect their skills and ability in a versatile and original way. From these submissions, four finalists were selected: Peter Iain Campbell, Nicholas Harries, Gunilla Treen and David Yeo.

These chosen individuals were rewarded with a Research Residency fee of £2,500, to produce twenty images for a national exhibition, that reflect and capture dimensions of Saffery Champness’s 150 years of ‘proven quality’, identified as: insight, clarity, innovation, consistency, commitment, teamwork and integrity.

This week, a judging panel, comprising Richard Knight, international director of Christies; Susie Medley of Fotonet South; Chris Boot, publisher and popular comedienne Caroline Quentin, selected a series of winning photographs from each finalist which will be displayed in exhibitions throughout the firm’s anniversary year. The panel chose Gunilla Treen as the overall winner, and she was awarded an additional £1000 prize.

Winners announced for Saffery Champness 150th Anniversary photographic competition Winners announced for Saffery Champness 150th Anniversary photographic competition
The Beach: By Peter Iain Campbell (Consistency)
1855-2005: reflection of Saffery Champness’s 150 year history; dress codes may have changed but the firm’s values remain consistent. Winning image in chartered accountants Saffery Champness’s 150th anniversary photographic competition.

Chief Rabbi: By David Yeo (Integrity)
Dr Jonathan Sacks, Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth. Reflects and captures ‘Integrity’. Winning image in chartered accountants Saffery Champness’s 150th anniversary photographic competition.

Winners announced for Saffery Champness 150th Anniversary photographic competition Winners announced for Saffery Champness 150th Anniversary photographic competition
The Wedding: By Gunilla Treen (Commitment)
Commitment, shown through the eyes of an adult and the eyes of a child. Gunilla Treen was the overall winner in chartered accountants Saffery Champness’s 150th anniversary photographic competition.
ICAEW Reception Room: By Nicholas Harries (Consistency)
Consistent throughout history, the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales (ICAEW) reception room; unchanged since Saffery Champness founder Joseph John Saffery was ICAEW president in 1889. Winning image in chartered accountants Saffery Champness’s 150th anniversary photographic competition.

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