M Billingham & Co was formed in 1973 by its present owners and is still a family business. We employ skilled people, some of whom have been with us for many years. Our first factory was opened in 1977 in Old Hill, just a short distance from our present premises in Brierley Hill.
You will have gathered that the area is rather hilly, it is also the centre of many varied skills. A visit to our local Black Country Museum is a must if you visit the area. Everything from bricks and horseshoes, to sections of Concorde have been manufactured in the locality. The area has been the Company home for over a quarter of a century
Conceived, designed and made in the United Kingdom, Billingham bags reflect an English preoccupation with excellence and attention to detail.
The company's transition from a manufacturer of fishing bags to one of camera bags came about in 1978 when Martin Billingham, a keen photographer himself, discovered that the fishing bags he made were being used by New York photographers. So popular were the first models that, within a year, almost all production had switched to camera bags.
We are genuinely committed to giving you good service. Our name is on our products, so we have good reason to try and get it right. The Billingham family has been in the business of designing and manufacturing camera bags since 1978 and we have many thousands of satisfied customers all over the world.
As consumers ourselves we understand our customer's need for information and confidence in making what is an important and substantial purchase. A camera bag is essentially a tool and, as such, has to perform well under a variety of conditions. Some customers have said that the purchase of a Billingham camera bag has actually improved their photography - what more could you ask for!
In the UK we have a number of knowledgable retailers who are there to help you make your purchase. If they don't have the exact Billingham model you want in stock, they can quickly obtain it for you. If on the other hand you do not have a retailer close by, or if you prefer to purchase online, we can arrange to have your selections delivered to your door in a matter of days, sometimes within 24 hours.
In countries where we have distributors we believe you will be best served by their local expertise. However, our aim is to ensure that if you want to own and enjoy the benefits of a Billingham product, then we will do our best to help you make the purchase. If for any reason you experience difficulty locating the Billingham product of your choice, do not hesitate to contact us.
At Billingham we believe after-sales support is as important as advising on the original purchase
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