Staff from a Hampshire IT firm were working from home on Friday - making snowmen.

Nigel Taylor, the MD of Taylor Made Computer Solutions at Fareham, sent everyone home on Friday with strict instructions to build the best snowman.

Jonathan Harris won first prize - £50 on Amazon vouchers and second place (£25 Amazon vouchers) went to Dave Conway.

Nigel also gave £100 to Naomi House charity.

Nigel said: "We understand that driving in the snow and ice can be very scary so we actively encourage our staff to stay at home when weather like this kicks in. Many parents also find schools are closed when snow hits so finding last-minute childcare can be an added pressure.

"Being an IT company, we're fully geared up for remote working and practise what we preach to our clients. Using the Cloud, we're all able to seamlessly carry on working no matter where we are."

Employee Frances Sturt said: "We all loved the snowman competition. In some jobs you can feel pressured to struggle in through the elements and be a 'hero' but it's not like that here. We were all able to carry on with anything we needed to from home and the snowman competition was definitely a fun way to spend our down time!"