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NPA announces new chief executive

NPA announces new chief executive

The National Pawnbrokers Association (NPA) has today announced the appointment of a new chief executive, to replace current CEO Ray Perry in June this year.   Stu McInroy joins from the Bookmakers’ Committee where he was general secretary for the statutory body parented by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport for the last seven

Ray Perry steps down as NPA chief executive

National Pawnbrokers Association (NPA) chief executive, Ray Perry, has announced he will be stepping down from his role to pursue a new job. After four years of service, Perry will be leaving the NPA to a new job at the British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM), where he will be taking the position of chief executive officer. Perry will

NPA urge Welsh Government to crack down on crime

The National Pawnbrokers Association (NPA) has urged the Welsh Government to join forces with the police and other enforcement agencies to crack down on illegal money lending. The call for action was a result of the NPA responding to the Welsh Government’s consultation regarding its Financial Inclusion Strategy. Read NPA chief executive Ray Perry’s full

NPA toasts pawnbroking industry with annual awards

The National Pawnbrokers Association held its annual awards in London last week, celebrating a selection of individuals and businesses from across the UK pawnbroking industry. Pawnbrokers from across the UK joined together at the Victoria Park Plaza London, to toast the successes of the past year and to recognise excellence in pawnbroking. This year’s National

NPA pledges to continue crime fighting work with Met Police

The National Pawnbrokers Association (NPA) has pledged itself to further developing its work with London’s Metropolitan Police in the fight against crime. The commitment followed a successful networking event between the police and London NPA members. NPA Chief Executive, Ray Perry, said: “Pawnbrokers across the UK follow the high standards of professionalism. We work closely with

NPA offers boost for pawnbrokers with Welsh language debt advice leaflets

The National Pawnbrokers Association (NPA) has announced that debt advice leaflets in the Welsh language will be provided in pawnbroking stores across Wales for the first time.  NPA chief executive, Ray Perry, said: “Pawnbrokers who are linked to the NPA already provide debt advice leaflets in English to customers who require good debt advice. “Our pawnbrokers want

NPA launches Certificate in Pawnbroking Excellence qualification

The National Association of Pawnbrokers (NPA) has launched a new Certificate in Pawnbroking Excellence qualification, which can be achieved by students via an online education platform.  The online educational platform aims to provide pawnbrokers and their staff with up-to-date education and training. It is said to be quickly becoming the “accolade for professionalism within the

NPA joins forces with the Scottish Business Resilience Centre

Members of the National Pawnbrokers Association (NPA) across Scotland are working with the Scottish Business Resilience Centre (SBRC) to crack down on crime. The Scottish Pawnbrokers Forum has been formed as the new national platform which examines and co-ordinates the flow of current criminal information between Pawnbroking businesses and the SBRC. Senior representatives from the

Minister backs Pawnbrokers in fight against crime

Public support from Lynne Featherstone MP for Gold Standard scheme. The Minister for Crime Prevention, Lynne Featherstone MP, has backed the work of members of the National Pawnbrokers Association (NPA) is ensuring crime is tackled across all local communities. The public support came after a series of steps by the NPA – further to discussions

NPA launches UK-wide Trading Standards scheme

Scheme aims to provide consistency and professionalism across trade. The National Association of Pawnbrokers (NPA) and Surrey County Council have together created a Primary Authority Coordinated Partnership to increase expert knowledge of pawnbroking and create consistency in how the trade works across the country. The Partnership will give those opting-in to the scheme the assurance that