When the previous company known as Jessops* announced they were closing for business in January 2013, the two managers of the Bicester branch knew that a great opportunity had presented itself.
Although that Jessops operation had owned the business for just six years, the Bicester branch had a twenty-year history as a camera & photographic services shop, and was consequently very well supported by many local regular customers.
So with some financial help from family, friends and a small number of local 'Business Angel' private investors, they set about taking possession of the store and reopening it as an independent operation once again
In the photo above is (L-R) Paul Crockett (Partner, imagex), Dan Sames (Mayor of Bicester), Charlie Ross (celebrity auctioneer and TV presenter), Tony Baldry (MP for Bicester), Robert Peckham (Partner, imagex). Jon Stratton (Partner, imagex) is in the background to the right
.... there you have imagex - The Image Experts
* not to be confused with the current company known as Jessops, owned by Peter Jones of Dragon's Den fame