Wex Photo Video announces retail expansion with Milton Keynes and Birmingham store openings

and video specialist retailer opens brand new Milton Keynes store and relocates
Birmingham outlet to larger-capacity premises

Wex Photo Video will open the doors to two new stores in the first quarter of 2020, expanding its retail presence across the UK to nine locations. This spring, the photographic and video specialist will unveil an entirely new, 3,000-square-foot store at Silbury Boulevard in central Milton Keynes, which will be open seven days a week.

On Friday 31 January and Saturday 1 February, Wex will also hold the grand opening of its new showroom at 100 Hagley Road, Birmingham. This space boasts an increased floor capacity of 3,752 square feet, enabling the retailer to stock an even greater volume of equipment and extend its customer demonstration areas, as well as offering an integrated gallery space that will host a variety of exhibitions, talks and workshops during the year.

Louis Wahl, chief executive officer at Wex Photo Video, commented, “We see a healthy future in multichannel retailing and have ambitious plans for 2020 and beyond. This significant investment on behalf of our Birmingham customers will be followed by a brand new shop in Milton Keynes, with more sites to follow. We successfully refitted and integrated the Calumet Photographic shops with our Wex ecommerce operations to create significant like-for-like growth. We are confident in the strength of our retail model, combining the widest possible range of photographic products, extra support services and our award-winning customer service. We will continue to seek suitable new locations around the UK.”

animal photographer Tim Flach will make a guest appearance at the
Birmingham premises on 31 January, where he will join the Wex Photo Video team
as it launches the new store at 10.00am. Visitors will have the opportunity to
view a selection of his work, including some previously unseen images from a
brand new collection (including the Virginia Cardinal bird shown). Tim will
also be signing copies of his books and will hold a presentation about his
photography and his exceptional industry experience later that morning. In
addition, fashion photographer Hanina Pinnick will be on hand to meet
customers, sharing some of the insights she has gained throughout her career in
an exclusive talk on the day, in association with Canon. Further information
and a complete programme of the opening events can be found at www.wex.co.uk/birmingham-launch

will also benefit from special offers running throughout the two days,
including savings on a wide range of cameras, lenses and accessories. A host of
product demonstrations will take place, with major photo and video
manufacturers showcasing their latest products, and experts on hand to provide
photography and filmmaking tips, and to answer any technical questions.
Visitors will also be eligible to enter special prize draws, and a
complimentary sensor clean voucher will be available for all attendees.

Birmingham exhibition:
on ChromaLuxe High-Definition, the exhibition of Tim Flach’s work will be on
display at the Birmingham store from 31 January to 28 February 2020, presented
in association with Genesis Imaging.
Entry is free of charge.

Exhibition venue:
Photo Video
Unit 2, 100 Hagley Road
0121 326 7636
hours can be found here.

Milton Keynes store address (opening spring 2020):
Photo Video
14 Lloyds Court

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