James Constantinou the founder wanted the very best signage and window graphics to ensure his high street shop stood out as an upmarket pawnbroker.
The designer Paul Benewith of www.989design.co.uk used only very high-resolution digital images to ensure the digitally printed window graphics gave off the luxurious image needed.
The stainless steel logo and letters were powder coated and vinyl wrapped using a high-end vinyl metallic gold. The window graphics were digitally printed on a high-resolution large format digital printer and laminated.
Prestige Pawnbrokers are the kings of pawning luxurious and costly objects in cash-strapped Britain and are part of a growing number of high-end pawnbrokers focusing on expensive and exclusive objects.
This documentary goes behind the scenes at Prestige and discovers that, when it comes to upmarket pawn, everyone has a story to tell.
Headed up by slick former property developer James Constantinou, and with a quirky team of asset experts including salt-of-the-earth jewellery expert Lawrence and feisty PA Jo, Prestige is the go-to place for people who want fast cash in well-heeled Surrey, pawning everything from million-pound helicopters to Lambourghinis and £25,000 Hermes handbags.
And it’s an empire on the move: James is taking big risks investing in a new store in Richmond and has bigger plans too. But will expanding make or break the business?
From helicopters to Lambourghinis and Hermes handbags, this documentary uncovers the hidden world of high-end pawnbroking.