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In 2021 after 65 years the founding family owners of London Camera Exchange passed over the reins to a “new family” - the long-serving management team and employees.
The people working in the business have not changed and they are totally committed to retaining those traditional family business values while building on the sturdy foundations that such long experience delivers. The transition occurred without the burden of excessive debt, so the shops continue to carry the breadth and depth of stock that has been key in forging such a successful business.
LCE always has a great range of new and used cameras, lenses and optical equipment like binoculars and telescopes and this has not changed. Part-exchange is always welcome, and LCE will buy unwanted equipment outright at the best possible prices.
Each branch has always had a large degree of autonomy, enabling them to respond to local demand, but now the whole LCE team have an even greater commitment and level of engagement with customers, knowing their actions impact upon their Company’s success and their own future prosperity.
As a family business, LCE believed that a fair deal for everyone was the sustainable way to a healthy and prosperous business, now as an Employee-owned business that is more important than ever. Our promise to you and all of our valued customers is that you can be assured of great value and the best possible service.
About London Camera Exchange
London Camera Exchange, with its Head Office located in Winchester, came into being in Guildford in the mid-1950s when Reg Hall and a business partner established a studio, and then a camera shop in the premises still occupied by the Guildford branch today. From those humble beginnings, the firm has grown into England’s largest chain of camera shops with 26 stores located from Plymouth to Newcastle. London Camera Exchange is rated 5 stars on Google reviews and recently won the Photography News ’Best Retailer‘ category and a Gold Good Service Award from Amateur Photographer magazine for the 12th year running.