2012 NPA Awards


The 81st NPA Annual Conference and Awards were held in London on 12th October 2012. The theme of the conference was ‘Excellence in Pawnbroking’. Delegates discussed themes including how pawnbroking has changed, the impact of legislation on the industry, and how pawnbrokers are working in partnership with the Police to help prevent and combat crime.

The winners of the prestigious 2012 NPA Awards were:

  • Store of the Year: Mallard Pawnbrokers, Southend on Sea
  • Community Contribution: H&T Pawnbrokers, Kids Get Going
  • Employee of the Year: Deborah Howard, The Money Shop
    • Highly Commended - Chris Smith, Robert Biggars
  • New Member: Cheque Centre
  • Rising Star: James Constantinou, Director, Prestige Pawnbroking
  • Employer of the Year: H&T Pawnbrokers
    • Highly Commended - Ramsdens Financial Ltd

NPA Chief Executive, Ray Perry, said:

'The National Pawnbrokers Association promotes transparency, professionalism and excellence in the industry. The NPA Awards recognise the very best practice, kindly supported by our sponsors. It was a record year for entries which meant competition was fierce so many congratulations to all our winners.’

The 2012 NPA Awards were sponsored by:

  • Fellows & Sons
  • Gemcabin
  • Western Union
  • Retail Systems
  • Bransom
  • Gerrards
  • TH March
  • Birmingham Assay Office