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Photographic retailer Jessops was established in 1935 by Frank Jessop. It opened its first store in Leicester, but quickly expanded into major towns and cities across the UK. Frank’s son, Alan Jessop, sold the business to Bridgepoint, which backed a management buyout in 1996. Bridgepoint attempted to float the retailer on the London Stock Exchange in 2000 and 2002, but abandoned those plans on both occasions, instead selling it to ABN Amro. In November 2004, Jessops finally went public.