Photologic, the UK-based distributor, is confronting the recession head-on with new plans for major expansion and diversification of its UK business.
Calum Thomson, Photologic Group Sales Director said: “Despite the encircling gloom and worrying uncertainty in the commercial sector as a whole, we are totally committed to an ‘up close and personal face-off’ with this recession. We have scored a significant coup by hiring a team of highly experienced imaging professionals, following the recent sale of the photographic wholesaler, Tudor UK. This team includes Mike Cartwright, the company’s former General Manager for Crown products; Doug Morgan, the ex-Tudor National Sales Manager and John Warner a former Tudor UK sales executive.
He added, “Photologic celebrates its third anniversary this year and we are meeting the economic downturn challenge directly on two fronts with this upbeat key staff recruitment programme and a raft of new product offers and solutions. We are rolling out a new, compelling and competitively priced range of laboratory accessories and a broad array of ancillary products. In addition we are driving our role as the UK’s key provider of Kodak products to a new level - as the premier frame and album supplier to the UK and Ireland photo-market. We will also be developing further opportunities within the independent retail photo-market.
Steve Firman, Photologic Group CEO, said: “We have seen tremendous growth in just three years of operation here in the UK. Over this time we have built a formidable team and delivered on all our key pledges to the industry. Photologic is now the ‘go to’ distributor in UK & Ireland.
“Our plan now is to continue to develop the format, with its rock-solid foundation on the Kodak product portfolio, and deliver best-in-class solutions and service to both the UK and Ireland marketplaces.