Best of the best compete in National Pawnbroking Awards


The race has begun as to who will be the winners of the 2016 National Pawnbrokers Association (NPA) Awards.

The race has begun as to who will be the winners of the 2016 National Pawnbrokers Association (NPA) Awards.

The winners will be unveiled at the black tie awards dinner which will be held at the Victoria Plaza Hotel in central London. The awards night will also feature the TV comic, Dr Phil Hammond.

National Pawnbrokers Association Chief Executive, Ray Perry, said:

“I am delighted to announce the opening of nominations for the 2016 National Pawnbrokers Association awards”.

“We are seeking nominations to find the very best of the best for several categories which are:

  • Employee of the Year
  • Best Store of the Year
  • Community Contribution of the Year
  • Best Employer of the Year”.

“Year on year the competition for these awards has become more intense as the quality of entries has consistently impressed the judging panel”.

“This year, I can confirm the judging panel will comprise of the Assay Master at Birmingham Assay Office, Stella Layton, the Editor of the Pawnbroker magazine, Peter Roper and my successor – from June – as Chief Executive of the NPA, Stu McInroy”.

“May I wish all nominees the very best of luck”.

To send a nomination for these awards by 29 July 2016 or to find out more about the awards then contact Sonia Sahota at the NPA on




For more information or to arrange interviews with Ray Perry, please contact James Watkins on 020 7936 9496/07765803582.


Notes for Editors


The National Pawnbrokers Association (NPA) was founded in 1892 and is the trade association representing pawnbrokers, from the large chains through to independents, in a £930m loan market growing year on year.  It is the authoritative voice of the pawnbroking industry in the UK.


The NPA stands for expertise, fairness and transparency, professionalism and excellence. All our members are bound by our rules and a customer code of conduct. Pawnbroking is part of the credit industry and is regulated alongside banks and other lenders by the Consumer Credit Act 1974.