Motherwell store in television spotlight

Cash Converters staff in Motherwell who feature in the Cashing In documentary on BBC television.
Cash Converters staff in Motherwell who feature in the Cashing In documentary on BBC television.

Staff at the Motherwell Cash Converters store are to be featured on BBC television in a programme named ‘Cashing In’.

The programme goes behind the scenes of the company’s operation, following the staff and customers who use the services of this modern times version of pawn-broking.

The documentary series from Friel Kean Films reveals the ongoing banter between the sales team and their regular customers.

Manager of the Motherwell operation in Brandon Parade South is George Cameron whose father is part owner of the franchised operation. George will feature in all three episodes of the documentary, with the focus on different customers.

The first programme will show regulars Maureen and Mark who is a chef. Mark has been unemployed for a year and was battling to keep on top of their finances and trying to maintain their home for their two young children.

George said: “You get your regular customers and you get to know them, build rapports and relationships with them. You get funny instances of people trying to sell the weirdest and funniest things.”

“Probably one of the strangest items was a surfboard. George didn’t really believe that there would be much call for this in the Motherwell area. However he did sell the item!

Not all customers are down on their luck. A lot of clients are described as arriving at stores in high class cars, wanting to get rid of their children’s unwanted toys.

The first instalment of the three-part series will air next Wednesday, March 18, at 9pm.