Sussex jobs could go as Jessops goes into administration

The Argus: Sussex jobs could go as Jessops stands on brink of administration Sussex jobs could go as Jessops stands on brink of administration

The future of employees at Sussex's seven Jessops stores hangs in the balance as it was reported the company is in administration.

The chain - Britain's only specialist nationwide camera retailer with nearly 200 stores - reportedly announced earlier this week that 15 of its stores would close this year.

It means workers at stores including Brighton, Worthing, Chichester and Hastings will be nervously awaiting the news to discover if their jobs are at risk.

PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) has been appointed as administrators.

Jessops, which has its headquarters in Leicester, has suffered in recent years from online competition and the boom in camera phones, which has hit demand for digital cameras.

 

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3:01pm Wed 9 Jan 13

jamus77 says...

Another High Street chain bites the dust (probably). The days of the multiple appear to be over - and, hopefully, clone towns will become a thing of the past too. The only way to survive on the High Street is to offer something different, become a destination shop with excellent customer service and top-notch goods. Otherwise who's going to bother when they just go online...?
Another High Street chain bites the dust (probably). The days of the multiple appear to be over - and, hopefully, clone towns will become a thing of the past too. The only way to survive on the High Street is to offer something different, become a destination shop with excellent customer service and top-notch goods. Otherwise who's going to bother when they just go online...? jamus77

3:28pm Wed 9 Jan 13

Flippin Burghers says...

'The only way to survive on the High Street is to offer something different, become a destination shop with excellent customer service and top-notch goods.' If only that was true!
'The only way to survive on the High Street is to offer something different, become a destination shop with excellent customer service and top-notch goods.' If only that was true! Flippin Burghers

3:46pm Wed 9 Jan 13

jamus77 says...

Flippin Burghers wrote:
'The only way to survive on the High Street is to offer something different, become a destination shop with excellent customer service and top-notch goods.' If only that was true!
I think, looking to the future, it is. I wasn't suggesting such a wonderful state of affairs exists at the moment...
[quote][p][bold]Flippin Burghers[/bold] wrote: 'The only way to survive on the High Street is to offer something different, become a destination shop with excellent customer service and top-notch goods.' If only that was true![/p][/quote]I think, looking to the future, it is. I wasn't suggesting such a wonderful state of affairs exists at the moment... jamus77

4:30pm Wed 9 Jan 13

MuammarQaddafi says...

The only way to survive on the High Street these days is to be a charity shop, a squatter, or an estate agent.
The only way to survive on the High Street these days is to be a charity shop, a squatter, or an estate agent. MuammarQaddafi

4:42pm Wed 9 Jan 13

BURIRAM says...

MuammarQaddafi wrote:
The only way to survive on the High Street these days is to be a charity shop, a squatter, or an estate agent.
Or sell Coffee
[quote][p][bold]MuammarQaddafi[/bold] wrote: The only way to survive on the High Street these days is to be a charity shop, a squatter, or an estate agent.[/p][/quote]Or sell Coffee BURIRAM

5:13pm Wed 9 Jan 13

saraman says...

BURIRAM wrote:
MuammarQaddafi wrote: The only way to survive on the High Street these days is to be a charity shop, a squatter, or an estate agent.
Or sell Coffee
Or a bookies.
[quote][p][bold]BURIRAM[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MuammarQaddafi[/bold] wrote: The only way to survive on the High Street these days is to be a charity shop, a squatter, or an estate agent.[/p][/quote]Or sell Coffee[/p][/quote]Or a bookies. saraman

5:32pm Wed 9 Jan 13

John Steed says...

sad situation, always good service and sound accurate advice
sad situation, always good service and sound accurate advice John Steed

6:10pm Wed 9 Jan 13

mustaphaLeeko says...

Well I for one hope they don't close, they are generally good value for money and mostly match online prices and their collect-in-store is great.

I have bought probably 5 cameras over the last 8 years from them as I change as new features come out!

Let's hope only the poorly performing ones close, and Brighton isn't one of them!
Well I for one hope they don't close, they are generally good value for money and mostly match online prices and their collect-in-store is great. I have bought probably 5 cameras over the last 8 years from them as I change as new features come out! Let's hope only the poorly performing ones close, and Brighton isn't one of them! mustaphaLeeko

6:19pm Wed 9 Jan 13

Chieftain11 says...

Something and nothing of a story.

We will see the boards go up on many more shops before this recession ends.

Tip for today, don't go into retail unless you only want a stop-gap job.
Something and nothing of a story. We will see the boards go up on many more shops before this recession ends. Tip for today, don't go into retail unless you only want a stop-gap job. Chieftain11

8:30pm Wed 9 Jan 13

hubby says...

What is a "Shop"?

Do we need them?
What is a "Shop"? Do we need them? hubby

8:56pm Wed 9 Jan 13

leec2010 says...

Seen this coming for quite some time, regrettably.

Jessops just couldn't compete in quite a few fields, especially when their idea of 'instant' photo printing was come back and collect them in 25-30 minutes...!

I'd use Boots anytime, for printing pictures and for buying cameras...
Seen this coming for quite some time, regrettably. Jessops just couldn't compete in quite a few fields, especially when their idea of 'instant' photo printing was come back and collect them in 25-30 minutes...! I'd use Boots anytime, for printing pictures and for buying cameras... leec2010

11:21pm Wed 9 Jan 13

sussexguy says...

Pity some of the ghastly overpriced, non tax paying coffee bar chains don't go down the drain too.
Pity some of the ghastly overpriced, non tax paying coffee bar chains don't go down the drain too. sussexguy

7:04am Thu 10 Jan 13

BornInBrighton1968 says...

John Steed wrote:
sad situation, always good service and sound accurate advice
I agree with you John; these guys always know what they were talking about and were always happy to give advice.

A shame if they really do close....
[quote][p][bold]John Steed[/bold] wrote: sad situation, always good service and sound accurate advice[/p][/quote]I agree with you John; these guys always know what they were talking about and were always happy to give advice. A shame if they really do close.... BornInBrighton1968

8:29am Thu 10 Jan 13

Cave Johnson says...

I used to love Jessops years ago, but they have failed to keep up. I tried to get some Polaroid film from there the other week. No chance. Instead i got it from the tiny Zoing Image. Also Jessops 35 ml film is way over priced, 50% more than Boots. Sorry Jessops but you don't offer enough anymore.
I used to love Jessops years ago, but they have failed to keep up. I tried to get some Polaroid film from there the other week. No chance. Instead i got it from the tiny Zoing Image. Also Jessops 35 ml film is way over priced, 50% more than Boots. Sorry Jessops but you don't offer enough anymore. Cave Johnson

10:58am Thu 10 Jan 13

Joshiman says...

Bad management.Too expensive/not flexible re price.Plus point some of their staff were helpful and knowledgeable.Pity once you got the info required and with no chance of price negotiation you just buy online.Thanks for the service.Feel sorry for the sales people as their management will probably walk off with a nice bumper financial package
Bad management.Too expensive/not flexible re price.Plus point some of their staff were helpful and knowledgeable.Pity once you got the info required and with no chance of price negotiation you just buy online.Thanks for the service.Feel sorry for the sales people as their management will probably walk off with a nice bumper financial package Joshiman

11:11am Thu 10 Jan 13

ruberducker says...

saraman wrote:
BURIRAM wrote:
MuammarQaddafi wrote: The only way to survive on the High Street these days is to be a charity shop, a squatter, or an estate agent.
Or sell Coffee
Or a bookies.
or a petrol station
[quote][p][bold]saraman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BURIRAM[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MuammarQaddafi[/bold] wrote: The only way to survive on the High Street these days is to be a charity shop, a squatter, or an estate agent.[/p][/quote]Or sell Coffee[/p][/quote]Or a bookies.[/p][/quote]or a petrol station ruberducker

2:46pm Thu 10 Jan 13

Flippin Burghers says...

ruberducker wrote:
saraman wrote:
BURIRAM wrote:
MuammarQaddafi wrote: The only way to survive on the High Street these days is to be a charity shop, a squatter, or an estate agent.
Or sell Coffee
Or a bookies.
or a petrol station
Or lone shark/pawnbroker.
[quote][p][bold]ruberducker[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saraman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BURIRAM[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MuammarQaddafi[/bold] wrote: The only way to survive on the High Street these days is to be a charity shop, a squatter, or an estate agent.[/p][/quote]Or sell Coffee[/p][/quote]Or a bookies.[/p][/quote]or a petrol station[/p][/quote]Or lone shark/pawnbroker. Flippin Burghers

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