What’s the view from your place of work like? If it’s mediocre, you’ll probably feel smug and envious in equal doses based on what you’re about to see.If it’s bad, well, you’ll find some locations you might feel a connection with. And if it’s amazing, you’ll have some contenders to give you a run for your money. MobileSlots.com is the firm behind the July-launched competition to detect the best office views, and the search finally came to an end on 2 September. After poring over the many picturesque and unsightly entries, the gaming company has finally revealed the victorious and defeated entries. “We’ve been taken aback by how involved the general public have got in this competition. Everybody has to go to work everyday, but some of us are lucky enough to be in some extraordinary locations,” said a MobileSlots.com spokesperson.
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(1) Bungay, Suffolk Andrew Atterwill, a groundskeeper from Bungay, was named the winner of the best view thanks to his outdoors occupation which sees him spend most of his working days cutting grass and visiting marshes. Taking pictures at work has even become a pastime of his. “I took the photo along the banks of the River Waveney that divides Norfolk where I work in Earsham and Suffolk on the other side of the river,” said the 49-year-old. “The view inspires me every day, I love photography and nature – you never know what you will see. I get into work early to sit on the bench to watch the sunrise so there is always an opportunity to take photos as no two days are the same.” As if the view wasn’t reward enough, he has won £75 worth of travel vouchers. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– (2) Caernarfon, Wales
Another picturesque spot to be entered was Doc Fictoria, a development in the Welsh port town of Caernarfon, which comes complete with businesses, restaurants, hotels and shops. Firms in places like Doc Fictoria will find themselves charged with extra support and funding opportunities, following crowdfunding firm Seedrs making a commitment to Welsh companies with the government.
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Prior to the opening of the Shard in February 2013, Canary Wharf was perhaps the most discussed skyscraper in London’s city. Of course, while the Shard is home to many restaurants, bars and even a hotel, Canary Wharf remains a leading business hub and is home to the likes of Trinity Mirror. The location also comes complete with the May-opened Crossrail Place, a leisure area of the £14.8bn Crossrail development which comes loaded with an Everyman Cinema and eateries. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– (4) Edinburgh, Scotland
An administrator for a fund management company in Scotland’s capital submitted this beautiful shot, offering a glimpse into the daily view employees are treated to.
In addition to landmark views, Scottish business angels have been found to outshine their US counterparts when it comes to investing in local companies.––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– (5) Bournemouth, Dorset
Seaside town Bournemouth is known to experience spikes in footfall to hospitality businesses – pubs especially – and the beach during events like bank holiday. However, one worker in the Dorset town not only has the pleasure of walking down the road for such luxuries, but also gets to spend the day looking at the Bournemouth skyline and out to open water. And now, feel better about your place of work by continuing onto page two for the worst office views. By Zen Terrelonge
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