Photographic retailer Wex opens largest camera store in Yorkshire

Specialist photographic retailer Wex Photo Video has opened its doors to the largest camera store in Yorkshire, with its new location in Moor Allerton District Centre, Leeds.

Inside the new Leeds Wex Photo Video store
Inside the new Leeds Wex Photo Video store

The move, which comes as a result of increased demand during lockdown and a commitment to multichannel growth, cements Wex’s move into the north of England.

The expansion created multiple full and part-time job vacancies, helping local residents get back to work.

The new hires all have expert industry knowledge and a passion for photography, offering beginners, enthusiasts and professionals the advice and assistance they need.

New Wex Photo Video store in Moor Allerton District Centre, Leeds

The branch has 3,000 square feet of customer-friendly space, stocking a full range of photography gear – from batteries, filters and memory cards to high-end cameras, studio lighting and printers – from leading brands such as Canon, Nikon, Sony, Fujifilm, Olympus, Panasonic, Celestron, Sigma, Manfrotto, Epson, Profoto and DJI.

Alongside the new equipment, Wex Leeds is home to an array of fully tested used items and offers comprehensive professional services, including rental, repair, trade-in and free camera set-up.

Open seven days a week, the Leeds branch operates Monday to Friday, 10am-6pm, on Saturday, 9am-6pm and on Sunday, 11am-5pm.

To celebrate the store’s grand opening, Wex and the YEP have an exclusive competition to win over £2,000 of amazing photography prizes. To enter, simply share a picture of what Leeds life post-lockdown means to you.

Photos can be shared on Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #LeedsIsOpen, or uploaded from desktops, laptops or direct from your smartphone to our secure online form at

The deadline is midday on Friday, July 16, 2021.

The top three photographs will be professionally printed and mounted, then displayed at the new Wex store. The winner will also receive a new Sony A7C digital camera with 28-60mm lens – worth almost £2,000 – plus £250 of Wex vouchers. Second- and third-placed entrants will be awarded £150 and £100 in vouchers respectively.

* Usual JPIMedia rules, terms and marketing conditions apply. UK entrants and over-18s only. No transport included. One entry per person and only one photo per entrant allowed – so upload your best photo of what Leeds reopening means to you. For full T&Cs see the online entry form.


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