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Board Photography for Taylor Wimpey’s Annual Report

April 14th, 2020 | Posted in Board Photography, Property Photography, Individual Board Photographs
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Board Photography for Taylor Wimpey

The board at Taylor Wimpey required fresh photography for their 2019 annual report.  The company is one of the UK’s largest residential developers

Photography was taken at a Board meeting in London and also at the company’s High Wycombe offices. There was a mix of meeting photography, individual portraits and also group photography from which the design agency could choose the photographs to include in the report.  To see more of Piranha’s board photography please visit our webpage here – Piranha Board Photography.

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Boardroom Ethnic Diversity – You can’t be what you can’t see

February 5th, 2020 | Posted in Board Photography, Tips and News from Piranha

February 2020 – update to the below boardroom research into Ethnic Diversity carried out by Piranha Photography –

Here is the link to the news article on the BBC talking about boardroom ethinic diversity –

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-51371670

It seems since the survey carried out by Piranha Photography in 2018 nothing much has change in the boardroom

The Parker report also found even lower representation at board level across FTSE 250 companies, where 119 out of 173 (69%) had no ethnic diversity.

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Original Research by Piranha Photography into Boardroom Ethnic Diversity in 2018 –

One of the pleasures of my work is being able to visit companies on their premises during photo-shoots. You learn a lot when inside the citadel.

One thing I  notice is that there’s often a big difference between the ethnic diversity of their workforces and that of the board of directors when it comes to the largest companies.

In short, at large companies their workforces are generally multicultural, reflecting the ethnic diversity of modern Britain.

But the boardrooms are not. I see very few directors from black or minority ethnic backgrounds sitting on big company boards.

As a photographer, I know how important images are to corporate story telling. If you see pictures of someone from a BAME background filling the most senior company roles, it sends a strongly encouraging message to others who aspire to reach the top of these organisations. It also demonstrates there are no barriers to anyone rising through the ranks regardless of their background.

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But my experience is one thing, but is this true of the other large UK companies I’ve never stepped a foot inside of?

To test my theories about the lack of board room diversity, Piranha analysed the latest annual reports of each of the FTSE 100 companies counting the numbers of photographs showing BAME board directors.

Our simple but effective way of measuring a board’s composition found that over half of the main boards (56 boards) have no directors that appear to be from Black or Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds.

Moreover, out of the rest of the FTSE 100 companies with BAME directors on their main boards, 33 companies had just a single director from an apparently  BAME background.

Only one FTSE 100 company, Dubai-based healthcare group NMC Health PLC), had BAME directors in the majority (6 out of 11 directors) are non-white.

We also looked at women board directors. The good news is that none of the FTSE 100 boards comprised male only directors. The bad news is just one board – Royal Dutch Shell’s –  reached parity of the sexes with equal representation of male and female directors.

In wrapping up, while we wait for boards to boost their numbers of women and BAME directors, we can at least ensure corporate images of staff are ethnically diverse where possible, because it’s not difficult to achieve, as long as the people commissioning the photographs are wise to the issue.

I think your photographs are fantastic and there are some group shots in particular that capture a moment so perfectly and look so natural, I think they are brilliant. - Design Manager, Equistone Partners Europe Limited

Photography of Board of Directors for Company Website

July 23rd, 2019 | Posted in Individual Board Photographs, Board Photography
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Photography of Board of Directors for Company Website

Photography of Board of directors at CQS. The company regularly commissions photographs of their staff and directors for their website. Above you can see the board of directors photography. Each member of the board’s environmental portrait was taken individually, once the selected shots had been chosen these were supplied ready for use by the client.

Board Photography for Annual Report and Website

July 17th, 2019 | Posted in Board Photography, Group Photograph of Board Members, Individual Board Photographs, Websites

The board photography for Smith and Williamson was taken at their London offices; the brief was to capture the group of Directors seated together and also individual shots for their review sections in the report. Below you can see a few spreads from the annual report and a few pages from the company’s website –

 

Board of Directors on Website –

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Directors Photographs in Annual Report

Directors appearing in annual report review sections Board photography for company's annual report - group shot

 

For the Smith and Williamson Annual Report, the style of photography throughout is consistent and considered. The directors are all engaged with the camera and smiling to the same degree, to look competent yet approachable. – Douglas, photographer

Board Photographer for Sainsbury’s Annual Report

June 5th, 2019 | Posted in Board Photography, Individual Board Photographs, Corporate Portrait Photography, Location / Annual Report Photography

Piranha Photography was asked to arrange the board photographer for Sainsbury’s annual report.  The board photographs for Sainsbury’s were taken at the company’s head office in Holborn, London and featured in the annual report and on the website.

A big soft box was required to balance the ambient light and the flash, to give a more natural look. A shallow depth of field was chosen to give a sense of location without distracting from the subject.

The website of images Piranha Photography provided to Sainsbury’s offered a wide selection of portraits from which the Board members could choose their favourite photographs to appear in the final annual report and on the company website.

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Annual Report 2019

Below you can see a few of the Board of Director’s photographs taken by Piranha and featured in this year’s printed and online annual report

Sainsbury's annual report banner Director's black and white photograph in annual report next to review section Double page spread of Directors in annual report document.

Kingfisher’s Annual Report 2018/2019 – Board Photography

May 5th, 2019 | Posted in Board Photography, Individual Board Photographs

A simple and elegant layout for the black and white portraits taken of the board appearing in Kingfisher’s current Annual Report. You can see the board photography in the final printed report below –

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I have just worked with Douglas for the first time, to re-shoot our Board and leadership team photos for use in the Kingfisher plc Annual Report and other external communications. Feedback from those being photographed has been positive (this is a first!), and both Douglas and Sam have been easy and professional to work with throughout the process. We would definitely recommend them. - Client

Board Photography for FTSE100 Company

December 11th, 2018 | Posted in Location / Annual Report Photography, Group Photograph of Board Members, Board Photography, Individual Board Photographs

Here are a few of the photographs taken for Relx’s 2017 annual report to accompany the Director’s statements and also the board biographies.

Image of front cover banner from annual report
Photograph of Chairman next to his statement in annual report
Photograph of CEO in annual report next to statement
Photograph taken at Rolls Royce for Annual Report case study.
Finance Director's photograph next to statement in Annual Report FTSE100 company
Board of directors photographs shown with biogs in annual report
More Board of Directors Photographs in Annual report

Board Photography for 2017 Annual Report

December 11th, 2018 | Posted in Location / Annual Report Photography, Group Photograph of Board Members, Board Photography, Individual Board Photographs

One of Piranha’s regular board photo shoots. The photographs are taken for the business’s annual report, to accompany statements and board pages.

Company name
Annual report 2017 - front cover
Page from Annual report showing board members
Annual report page showing photographs of Directors
Board group photograph for report
Board members pictured together for Annual report
Corporate report - Board Members

Board Photography for Annual Report of Elegant Hotels

October 5th, 2018 | Posted in Board Photography, Individual Board Photographs

The board members of Elegant Hotels needed updated portrait photographs, for their company annual report –

Directors photography on annual report board page for Elegant hotels

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