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Camera Centre

Camera Centre



    Ben Mullay


    30th June 2012


    Shetland, Shetland


    Shopping, Photography




We are so proud to be Britain's most northerly winners of the Small Business Sunday Award allowing us to be part of the #SBS family. Our success shows how powerful social networking has become, with a small business in the Shetland Islands catching the attention of business guru and Dragons' Den star Theo Paphitis.


Camera Centre is Shetland's one-stop photo-shop. A Kodak Express store, Camera Centre is recognised as one of the best outlets in the UK. This outstanding achievement has been driven by the staff and management’s determination to always remain at the forefront of technology. In May 2012 Camera Centre was purchased by Ben Mullay. Besides being a well known professionally qualified wedding photographer, Ben has been instrumental in leading the company into an exciting new era which includes online photo prints, photo decor and gifting products. Signifying its commitment to bringing the very latest technology to Shetland, Camera Centre recently invested in new photo print equipment and kiosks. The professional photos, enlargements and photobooks this produces cannot be matched by home prints. Consequently the company has seen a huge increase in customers printing in-store and online at www.thecameracentre.net A great deal of the Camera Centre’s work is helping preserve people’s memories through photography. Scanning old family photos, restoration - even saving and organising more recent digital images is a speciality. Their experts recommend Picture Keeper - a unique device that enables anyone to find, save and store their most precious photos. Ben Mullay and his team understand that not everyone can make it in to Lerwick. That's why they developed a comprehensive website where customers can buy equipment, print photos or create a wide range of photo products. Ordering online is easy as many satisfied Island customers will attest. From passport pictures through to the latest cameras - indeed everything in the imaging sector, talk to the friendly team at Camera Centre in Commercial Street. You can also check out and order their products at www.cameracentre.net.


Treat customers as you would like to be treated yourself. This also applies to supplier and other business relationships. Customer service and specialist product knowledge is where independent businesses can stand out and thrive. Strategy is everything. It is vital to have a clearly defined, agile and constantly updated strategy to help drive your business forward. Know your market inside out so you can be the first to see emerging trends in your industry. Having good people around you is very important - friends, advisers and suppliers. Network as much as possible with other key people in your industry.

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