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Jessops Chief Executive Chris Langley resigns

Jessops Chief Executive Chris Langley resigns - Chief Executive Chris Langley has resigned from his role at Jessops alongside a drastic drop in annual sales figures for the troubled photographic chain.

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Press Release: Jessops Logo

Jessops Chief Executive Ian Langley today resigned from his position in order to pursue other business interests but will remain with the company until the end of November to assist with the Christmas trade period. The process of recruiting a successor will begin immediately but Executive Chairman Davis Adams will be taking a more hands on role in the interim supported by an Operating Committee.

Adams commented "Following a tough year for Jessops, I am pleased with the progress that the Group has demonstrated against a difficult market backdrop. We are on track to deliver Phase I of the turnaround plan and we are progressing Phase II in the Autumn. With the restructuring activities and associated disruption scheduled to be completed by the end of October I am confident that we have the plans in place, together with an experienced senior management team, to ensure continued progress. On behalf of the Board I would like to thank Chris for his significant contribution to the business.”

The news comes just weeks after the departure of finance director Ian Harris who is due to leave the group at the end of the month. Annual sales for Jessops are also reported to have fallen by 8.7% according to a trading statement, meaning a loss of £7.5m for the company.


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The good days of Jessops has gone. the colchester shop staff were great, good service and help but they all left the company WHY??


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these type of things fill me with confidence. workin for jessops i no just how hard we work to keep the customer happy. will it all eventually be in vain?
dont help with most of the public being rude, arragont idiots. I try my best and im always nice but this is what we get in return?

By the way i'm aware not everyone knows about cameras. Its one thing to be niave but its another to be all the above :S
Somehow I'm not at all surprised.

I placed a large order with Jessops in January 2007, and it took over 2 months to receive all of the equipment, and to top this they tried to overcharge me from the original quote.

Professional customer service:

Bowley - Speaking of "rude, arragont idiots", my countless phone calls and emails to Jessops made little or no difference.

I'm happily over it all now, in future I will definitely be placing my orders elsewhere...such as Warehouse Express.

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