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ARTISTIC staff at a Hartlepool accountants proved they’ve got talent in abundance beyond their day jobs.

Workers at Waltons Clark Whitehill headed to Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art (mima) for a project to create four pieces of art for the firm’s offices on Hartlepool Marina.

Forty members of the team at Waltons Clark Whitehill took part and the idea for it all came from the firm’s managing partner, Heather O’Driscoll, who has been involved with the mimafriends charity.

The team worked with resident artists to create art which was judged by education and audience development manager, Marie Neeson.

Four winning pieces were selected which have been presented to the firm by Marie.

They will sit alongside a fifth piece called Composition 1, 1983, by Paul Dumont. It has been loaned by mima to Waltons Clark Whitehill as part of its outreach scheme 
to businesses in the Tees Valley.

Heather said: “It was great to see that some of the team really did have artistic flair and this can now be seen in the artwork displayed at our office.”

Marie said: “mima thrives upon the support of individuals and businesses in the community, through direct engagement with businesses such as this.”

She said, by placing artwork in Waltons Clark Whitehill’s offices, alongside work the team created with help from mima artists, mima had reached out into the community and “showcased how important teambuilding and creativity were to business.”