Former Jessops chief executive Trevor Moore has been appointed CEO of HMV just months after ex-chairman David Adams left the camera chain to join the embattled music retailer.

Jessops’ new Centre of Excellence in York; and the chain’s former CEO Trevor Moore

Moore resigned from Jessops last month after three years as CEO, during which time he was credited with boosting sales and building a strong management team.

At the time, the reason for Moore’s sudden departure was not publicly announced.

In the past few days it has emerged that Moore has joined David Adams who, in February, announced that he was leaving Jessops after overseeing a turnaround at the high-street photo retailer.

Adams was appointed a non-executive director of HMV in June.

Martyn Everett has since stepped in as Jessops executive chairman from the
non-executive position he has held since joining the firm in March.

The news comes as Jessops moves to larger premises in York where it has opened its latest Centre of Excellence store – featuring its burgeoning ‘shop-in-shop’ format.

Commenting on the new shop, Jessops’ Sean Emmett said: ‘Our new Centre of Excellence store in York provides such a great amount of interactivity. Not only can customers touch and feel the cameras, we can now demonstrate key new features and compare performance of comparative cameras.’

Jessops’ shop-in-shop format allows customers to browse products by brand.

The York Street Centre of Excellence is located at 3 Spurriergate, York YO1 9QR.

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