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Cecil Jacobs Goes Into Administration

Cecil Jacobs Goes Into Administration - Photo retailer Cecil Jacobs goes into administration.

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cecil jacobsCecil Jacobs, the UK’s largest independent camera chain, has gone into administration.

The retailer founded in 1939 is a family run firm with a chain of 19 stores employing 154 members of staff selling cameras and photography equipment. 

The company has three stores in London, two in the family's home town of Leicester and others in Sheffield, Nottingham, Newcastle, Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds, Kingston upon Thames, Glasgow, Hull, Edinburgh, Derby, Cardiff, Bristol and Birmingham.

Administrators at PKF said they will carry on running the business while they seek a buyer.

Joint-administrator Eddie Kerr said: "It's desperately sad to see a family-run business such as Cecil Jacobs encounter problems.
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mikesavage 15 299 2 England
2 Jun 2012 10:47AM
A great shame - let's hope the company can be saved. It's been a while since I visited the Manchester store but the window was always packed with cameras at keen prices. A much better store than Jessops - I'm surprised they haven't gone belly-up by now.

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lemmy 11 2.7k United Kingdom
2 Jun 2012 5:02PM
Actually they have 4 stores in London, Kingston upon Thames being a London borough. I've bought a lot of stuff there so I hope they can carry on.
edtaylor 6 104 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2012 1:26PM
I have bought stuff off them in the past. I do hope they can survive.
pulsar69 14 1.6k 6 United Kingdom
4 Jun 2012 10:48PM
not good one of the only retailers in the north east who have provided me with a quality service Sad hope they survive this ...
paulashby 9 10 1 United Kingdom
5 Jun 2012 10:31PM
Very bad news, the New Oxford St store is a great place with very helpful staff especially downstairs, hope it can survive.
icphoto Plus
16 2.5k England
7 Jun 2012 5:41PM
Very bad news indeed. I have used the Newcastle upon Tyne branch for years now, all the staff are helpful and very knowledgeable, let us hope that the firm can survive. Sad

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