Lighting BEST RETAILER
BEST SPECIALIST SERVICE PROVIDER
BEST USED SPECIALIST RETAILER
BEST PROCESSING LAB
BEST PHOTOWEBSITE PROVIDER
WINNER London Camera Exchange
WINNER DS Colour Labs
WINNER Amazing Internet
Our Best Retailer award goes to London Camera Exchange, having proved popular with Photography News readers. It’s one of the largest family- owned specialist photography chains in the country. Each store operates a customer-oriented approach and stocks tonnes of great gear. Retailer 2020, by you, the readers of Photography News , especially in this unprecedented year. We pride ourselves on being photo enthusiasts first and salesmen second. As such, delivering good customer service is so important to us – to have that service recognised by an informed audience is extra special,” Marketing and communications manager, Adrian Deary LCEgroup.co.uk Thank you voting for us! It is a real honour to be voted Best
The latest imaging kit is very expensive. If you want to test a special lens for a particular shoot without buying it, the obvious answer is to hire. Hireacamera has been in the hiring market for nearly two decades and is now one of the UK’s leading hire specialists. award. It is great recognition for all the team at Hireacamera. We invest continually in the latest equipment and technology, and nobody offers more choice of all the latest kit than Hireacamera. We are passionate about what we do and work hard to make sure hiring is always quick, easy and reliable. We are thrilled to have won the Best Specialist Service Provider A huge thank you fromHireacamera to all the Photography News readers and our customers for voting for us – we look forward to providing our award-winning service to you again in the near future.” Sales director, Matt Beard HireaCamera.com
MPB has made buying and selling used photo gear very easy. Whether you want to monetise the kit sitting unused in your cupboard or upgrade what you have, this is the best place to start. Simply go to the website, pick ‘buy’ or ‘sell’ and go from there. If you are selling, you’ll receive a quote for your kit, and if you decide to trade, a courier will collect it. If accepted, the money is swiftly transferred into your bank account. It’s a service that PN readers were sure to reward. News and wish a big thank you to all the readers that voted for us. MPB is a destination for everyone, whether you’ve just discovered your passion for photography or you’re already a pro. We have always been committed to making kit more accessible and affordable, and helping to visualise a more sustainable future. Every piece of kit we sell is inspected carefully by our product specialists and comes with a six-month warranty to give our customers peace of mind that buying used doesn’t mean sacrificing on quality or reliability. At MPB, there’s something for everyone who wants to try something new, hone their skills or pursue their passion — and it won’t cost the earth.” Global head of media, Patrick Williamson mpb.com We’re delighted to accept this award from Photography
DS Colour Labs offers a huge range of professional output services at attractive prices, so if you want prints for competitions, displays, or to fill a living room wall, this is the place to start. There are simply so many options: a host of different paper types, sizes and presentation styles mean you’re spoilt for choice. huge “Thank you!” to our customers and readers of Photography News for voting for us and awarding us the accolade of Best Processing Lab. It has always been our primary aim to provide the very best service for our customers, and it is through awards such as this that we know our effort and commitment to the services we provide are truly appreciated. Once again, thank you very much for taking the time to place your vote. Moving forward, it is our promise that we will continue to provide only the very best for our customers and will work hard to be able to hold on to this award next year!” Managing director, Jonathan Porter dscolourlabs.co.uk From all the team at DS Colour Labs, we would like to say a
Your website is the shop window for your photography. And with the internet full of photography websites, you need to pick a website provider that offers the potential for individuality, without compromising functionality and e-commerce support. Our winner, Amazing Internet, offers a wide range of great-looking templates in its Portfolio and Pro series. And if you want a unique look, it offers a bespoke service, too. The whole team at Amazing Internet is thrilled to have won this award for the third year running. A huge thank you goes to all the Photography News readers that voted for us. This year, we celebrate being at the forefront of designing and building photography websites for 21 years. Over that period, we have developed a range of website solutions for photographers that allow us to cater for any budget and scale of project, whether it’s a low-cost, template-based site, a customised Pro Series site, a fully bespoke site or a WordPress site. We’ll work hard to bring you the very best products and services and ensure we win again next year! Co-founder, Andrew Skirrow amazinginternet.com
BEST TRAINING PROVIDER
BEST INSURANCE PROVIDER
WINNER Karl Taylor Education
WINNER The Insurance Emporium
A big thank you Thanks to everyone who took the time to vote in the Photography News 2020 Awards. We hugely appreciate your enthusiasm and support.
Karl Taylor is a leading professional photographer, regularly shooting advertisements for beauty and fashion. Having worked for some of the world’s biggest brands, he is well qualified to offer training for aspiring photographers.
For photographers at all levels, The Insurance Emporium offers insurance that can be tailored to your specific needs.
As an insurance company that provides camera and
photographic equipment cover for amateur, semi-pro and pro photographers, we’re immensely
Thank you to the readers of Photography News for awarding
us the Best Training Provider in the Photography News 2020 Awards. Karl Taylor Education offers a cost-effective and comprehensive learning experience
proud to have won the award for Best Insurance Provider. Delivering award- winning customer experiences and insurance products is firmly at the heart of our business. The fact that we have received this award thanks to the votes of our customers and PN readers makes it even more meaningful.” CEO, Francis Martin theinsuranceemporium.co.uk
We offered the incentive of a case of wine for one voter drawn at random. Congratulations to Simon Clow of Paignton, who is the lucky winner. We had thousands of entries – it was so good to see everyone embrace the new year with thoughts of wine! Well done, Simon!
for its members by providing a combination of personal support and live online classes, with an extensive video class library.” The Karl Taylor Education team karltayloreducation.com
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