Meet the people: Cashbrokers franchisee


“You look in the old films, and it’s a dark room with a guy with some hat on and having a fag; it’s all smoky and seedy. Nowadays they’re light and airy.”

As with pawn shops, there is an initial and rather negative stereotype of what a pawn broker is like. Funny and friendly franchisee Nick Adamson definitely does not fit that mould.

Having spent 15 years in a business that imported laptops from China, which became difficult to sustain as people became more ‘computer savvy,’ he switched course.

We chat to Nick about how he bought a Cash Brokers franchise and the items that are brought in to be pawned: from a curry house blender to a silver Arabic water jug.