6:49 pm, Thu 31 Jan 2013
Jessops sold to group including Peter Jones
Credit: Yui Mok/PA Archive/Press Association Images
A Jessops administrator has said in a statement that the company has been sold to a number of buyers including entrepreneur Peter Jones.
Rob Hunt, joint administrator and partner, PwC said: "We can confirm that we have sold the brand and certain other assets to a number of buyers including entrepreneur Peter Jones CBE."
2:15 pm, Thu 17 Jan 2013
Gift voucher market under threat after retail collapse
The collapse of three major high street retailers in the space of just one week has led to calls for greater protection for consumers who have gift vouchers.
HMV and Jessops customers have been unable to redeem vouchers for those stores.
However the latest casualty on the high street,
Blockbuster, says it does aim to honour them.
ITV News Consumer Editor Chris Choi has been investigating:
Click here to see what your rights are when a company collapses.
6:20 pm, Fri 11 Jan 2013 1,377 jobs go as Jessops shuts
Jessops customer stuck with £500 voucher
A man was left with an unusable £500 Jessops voucher after making a failed last-minute attempt to spend it before the camera chain closed down today.
Sergio Tallon, who was given the voucher by his girlfriend, told ITV News he had been "running around London" trying to find a store that was open.
He narrowly missed out on being able to spend the voucher after shops closed early following the firm's administration.
6:10 pm, Fri 11 Jan 2013 1,377 jobs go as Jessops shuts
Administrator: 'Extensive discussions' failed to save Jessops
Jessops administrator Pricewaterhouse Cooper said it held "extensive discussions" with suppliers, but it was apparent that the camera chain could not continue to trade.
PwC's Rob Hunt said stock would be collected from the shops and taken to a warehouse, where it would be returned to suppliers.
As a result of the closure of the shops, Hunt added that customers would not be able to return products.
5:50 pm, Fri 11 Jan 2013 1,377 jobs go as Jessops shuts
Jessops customer unable to claim £500 voucher
by Chris Gibson - Business News Editor
ITV News has spoken to Sergio Tallon, a Jessops customer who can't reclaim a £500 voucher as he got to the store just as the shutters were coming down.
5:39 pm, Fri 11 Jan 2013 1,377 jobs go as Jessops shuts
Public sadness at closure of Jessops
Customers and former employees of the failed camera chain Jessops have taken to Twitter to lament the closure of the retailer:
4:44 pm, Fri 11 Jan 2013 1,377 jobs go as Jessops shuts
1377 jobs to go at Jessops' stores across the UK
Administrators are to close all of the failed camera chain Jessops' stores, with the loss of 1,377 jobs across the UK and Ireland. The majority of the job losses will be in the Midlands and London. The regional breakdown is as follows:
South East: 131
South West: 174
North East: 106
North West: 113
6:36 am, Thu 10 Jan 2013 1,377 jobs go as Jessops shuts
Retailers face difficulties competing with online prices
Louise Cooper, financial expert spoke to ITV Daybreak about the issues that specialist retailers face.
She said that retailer Jessops has suffered from the smart phone camera, and that an online offering could be a way for it to move ahead.
6:18 pm, Wed 09 Jan 2013 1,377 jobs go as Jessops shuts
Advice for people with Jessops gift vouchers
Consumer rights group Which? said customers need to be aware of their rights as it emerged that
people with Jessops gift vouchers may not be able to use them. A spokesman for Which? gave this advice: Write to the administrators (Price Waterhouse Cooper) with proof of your vouchers. There is no guarantee that you will get the full value back, and a claim could take some time to process.
If you have bought an extended warranty, check the small print carefully. Often it is provided by a third party in which case you shouldn't be affected.
If you've bought items costing more than £100 on a credit card and the supplier goes bust, you can claim a refund by writing to the credit company.