Ramsdens Financial is the largest Independent Pawnbroker in the UK with 124 branches throughout North East England, Yorkshire, Scotland and Wales.
The company was established in 1987 in Stockton on Tees and continues to help customers who require an instant cash solution.
Ramsdens offer a variety of services to customers including Cash for Gold, Pawnbrokers, Buy Back, Cash for Silver, Travel Money, Phone and Tablet recycling and Travel Cards. They also buy Pre-owned Watches, offer Personal Loans, carry out a Jewellery Collection, Glitterati Collection; Cheque Cashing and Cash For Jewellery services are also available as are Scrap Metal Dealers.
The company is currently a sponsor of Middlesbrough FC, The Ramsdens Cup, Mike Dunn and Dave Prins, a talented North East darts player. In addition, the firm employs over 500 members of staff and has plans to double in size over the next three to five years.
Ramsdens believe in continued interaction with their customer base and regularly run competitions. Chris Lloyd from Middlesbrough began 2014 on a high after winning £1000 in a national competition run by the firm.
Chris was automatically entered into a competition to win back the money he spent on Euros earlier in December at a Ramsdens store in Eston. He purchased the currency for a family holiday to Lanzarote and was overjoyed to win back his cash. The lucky customer plans to celebrate in style and spend his winnings on a weekend away and a shopping spree.
Ramsdens are able to achieve their expansion plans as they recently secured a hefty finance package on the back of their impressive results over the past few years. Speaking about the company’s future plans to expand Barry Taylor, from Ramsdens Financial, said:
“There are many factors we consider when choosing a site for a new store. We tend to look at the demographics and the location within the town, also would the branch attract the attention required to be successful.”
Finding the most suitable location is key for Ramsdens so before any expansion work can take place, the right site needs to be secured. This ensures that all work conducted will help to drive the business forward as it continues to grow in its sector.
In December 2013, Ramsdens opened a new store in Briggate, which became the first branch to exclusively focus on buying and selling pre-owned mobile phones and tablets.
Branch Manager, Andy Lacey, said:
“We’re moving into a new market and it’s exciting to be in at the start of what could see Ramsdens roll this out across the country. We have a loyal customer base and jewellery remains very popular but the younger generation don’t necessarily want gold or silver or have gold or silver jewellery to pawn.
“It’s a new ball game for Ramsdens and a new challenge for me, but there’s every reason to believe this could be a massive success.”
Scotland based company, Alarmfast have supplied a range of products to Ramsdens branches in a bid to ensure every Ramsdens Financial store is secure and safe. Alarmfast Supervision is an independent Scottish company which has recently celebrated its 20th birthday in the industry.
The firm provides a plethora of security products for various sectors including business, residential and monitored systems. Alarmfast’s expertise is far reaching including the manufacture and supply of intruder alarms, CCTV, access control and fire alarms and all work is conducted to a professional standard, exceeding clients’ expectations.
For more information about Ramsdens, please visit: www.ramsdensforcash.co.uk.