About Us

GA Pawnbrokers are a friendly family business who offer a range of selling, pawnbroking, and Buy Back services against your assets.

For over 40 years, our customers have enjoyed a discreet and
personalised pawnbroking service where our mission is to offer
the most competitive price possible for your valuables.

Our Story

a trusted family business starting from humble beginnings…


After running a manufacturing division for Ernest Jones, Doug Newman Snr with wife Sue Newman open their first Gold Arts Jewellery store in Brighton’s iconic South Lanes.


With business expanding, the Newmans move to a bigger store in The Lanes which has a pawnbroking licence and book of customers. GA Pawnbrokers and Jewellers is born.


Doug Snr opens a second GA Pawnbrokers and Jewellers store in George Street, Hove.


To keep up with growing demand, a third store opens in Trafalgar Street, Brighton. This branch has since changed location twice, moving to York Place in 1997 and finally London Road in 2014.


–Doug Snr and son, Timothy Newman, open a fourth store in Eastbourne.


With reputation across Sussex expanding, a fifth GA Jewellers and Pawnbrokers opens in Queens Road, Hastings.


A sixth store opens in Montague Street, Worthing.


GA Pawnbrokers buy both Worthing Cashbrokers and Hepinstalls Pawnbrokers pawn books to expand the Worthing branch.


Flagship store in Brighton relocates to 8 Brighton Place, becoming a dedicated pawnbrokers and watch dealers.

A pawnbroking business built on values

Doug Newman Snr has always believed in treating staff and customers with the highest respect, which is probably why so many of his employees have been on this journey with him for over 20 years and counting…

Since opening his first store 1979, Doug Senior’s enthusiasm and entrepreneurial spirit has passed to his children who all play vital roles in the continued success of GA Pawnbrokers and Jewellers.


Doug Newman Snr


Doug Newman Jnr

Area Manager and Watch Specialist

Kerry Newman

Goldsmith and Designer

Timothy Newman


Martin Getting

Professional Valuer