About Card Connection – The UK’s leading greeting card franchise

RSM1.jpgCard Connection is the market leader in the franchised distribution of greeting cards and operates a Franchise Network which covers the UK and Ireland. We supply over 12,000 outlets, from independent retailers through to major National Accounts such as Spar, BP (M&S Simply Food), Budgens, WH Smith (Motorway), Shell, BWG Spar in Ireland and C.J. Lang’s Spar in Scotland.

Established in 1992, we are part of UK Greetings Ltd, the British subsidiary of one of the world’s largest greeting card companies, American Greetings Inc. We provide unrivalled service to the retailer, and have been described as one of the best run franchisees in the UK. We invest in people and are proud of our reputation as a caring and professional franchisor and employer.

 

Meet the management team

James Conn

Chairman

Jayne Myers

Commercial Director

Michael Johnson

Managing Director

Kelly Courtenay

Creative Director

Kelly has worked in the greeting card sector since 2001 starting as a graduate designer with a degree in illustration. Her broad experience consists of working within a large-scale corporate environment in various roles at International Greetings for 5 years as well as with small, high-end publisher Hotchpotch as Product and Marketing Manager, working on award winning designs and ranges.
Kelly joined Card Connection in 2010 as Senior Product Manager and was made Creative Director in 2014.

Graham Staff

Sales Director

Graham joined Card Connection as Sales Director in January 2018, joining our passionate and knowledgeable sales team here is Farnham.  Before joining Card Connection Graham had spent 20+ years in the book selling sector and brings with him a wealth of experience managing a variety of both employed and self-employed sales teams and their necessary support departments and systems.

Iona Binfield

Operations Manager

Jackie Wheeler

T&BI Manager