Jessops photo store sounds like it is going to be the first victim of the high street in 2013 - Retail Week says it is about to go into administration.
The former boss, who had been credited with turning things around, left Jessops not long ago to try and save HMV.
PWC are likely to be formally appointed Jessops' administrators by the end of play today.
Some 2000 jobs have been put at risk as camera chain Jessops became the first retail casualty of 2013, with store closures "inevitable".
Jessops looks set to become the first high street casualty of 2013 as the retailer is understood to be on the brink of administration.