We're getting snappy for our 2020 calendar

07 Jan 2020
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A spring dawn at Durdle Door, Dorset - photo by Robert Palmer

A spring dawn at Durdle Door, Dorset Robert Palmer

Our people have been getting creative with their cameras for the company’s 2020 calendar.

Depots and offices across our Scotland and southern regions were invited to submit their own original photography on the themes of ‘Seasons around SGN's regions’ and ‘Life at SGN’. Thirteen photographs were selected for the monthly pages and cover, with the best of the rest appearing as a collage on the back page.

Our calendar has been sent to over 6,000 farmers and landowners across our regions highlighting the importance of knowing where gas pipelines are located on their land. It’s essential no-one digs near a gas pipeline without first having a detailed consultation with our team to keep themselves, and our network, safe.

Robert Palmer, Team Manager at our Segensworth depot, had three of his stunning photos selected for the calendar. They included beautiful pictures of Bournemouth Pier in the autumn evening, a Dorset poppy field for November’s page, and a stunning shot of Durdle Door in Dorset graced the calendar’s cover.

All thirteen photographs were put to a vote across the company to choose the people’s favourite, with February’s image of a cheeky magpie resting on a sheep’s head chosen as the winner.

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Magpie on Sheep - photo by Teresa Robb

Magpie on Sheep Teresa Robb

Teresa Robb, Banking Administrator from our Horley office, was delighted to be announced as the winning photographer. Teresa said: “I’ve been interested in photography since I was a child and have always had a camera of some sort. I’m a member of the National Trust, so when I visit their properties I always go armed with my camera.”

“This photo was taken at their Nymans grounds in Handcross, West Sussex. There were lots of sheep in a field and I noticed that there were a few magpies hopping around them. I stood there for a while and could see that one looked like it was going to jump on one of the sheep. So, it was just a case of waiting for the perfect time and hoping I’d captured it.”

You can view all thirteen photos on our Facebook page.