Jessops closes days after it enters administration

Jessops in Boston
Jessops in Boston

Yet another high street chain is to shut in Boston, as Jessops closes its doors for the last time this evening.

The photography chain went into administration on Wednesday, and an announcement was made earlier than all stores would be shutting today.

PwC was appointed to lead the proceedings, following failed discussions over the future of the company.

1,370 members of staff will lose their jobs as a result of the closures. It is not yet known how many of these will be in Boston.

Joint administrator Rob Hunt said: “Since my appointment, we have reviewed the position of the business and held extensive discussions with suppliers around their support for ongoing trading.

“It is apparent that we cannot continue to trade and as a result we have had to make the difficult decision to begin the closure of all 187 Jessops stores at the close of business today.

“The stock will be collected over the coming days and returned to a central warehouse. It will be returned to suppliers if they are entitled to it. As a consequence of the closure, Jessops is no longer able to accept returned product from customers.

“This is an extremely sad day for Jessops and its employees. We are very grateful for the support we have received since our appointment and we will continue to ensure that employees are paid as they assist us during the closure.”