Card Connection Franchisee Named as a 2019 bfa HSBC Franchise Award Finalist

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Leading greeting card publisher and franchisor, Card Connection has today announced that Daryl Perkins, franchisee for Nottingham has been named as one of the finalists for the prestigious 2019 British Franchise Association HSBC Young Male Franchisee of the year.

“It’s a great achievement to reach the national shortlist for the Young Male Franchisee of the year award and it is testament to Daryl’s hard work and dedication over the past 6 years” explains Michael Johnson, managing director, Card Connection and Andrew Brattesani, Head of Franchising at HSBC added “Daryl began his franchising journey at a young age. Like some other franchisees in the Card Connection network, he knew the company from working at a convenience store and seeing it supply the shop. He successfully grew his first franchise before going down the multi-unit route and replicating this success”.

Daryl Perkins is in the final stages of purchasing the Peterborough territory, which will be the fourth territory he has purchased since joining Card Connection’s franchise network back in 2013. Card Connection supply greeting cards and related accessories to retail outlets on a ‘consignment’ basis. They also supply the display equipment free on loan, minimising the retailers’ costs and maximising their profits. This is one step beyond ‘sale or return’ as our retail customers don’t have to buy the stock initially; they only pay for what they sell.

“To be named as a national finalist for such a prestigious award is really fantastic!” said Daryl. “I have worked hard over the past 6 years to nurture relationships with retail customers and to build a solid franchise business during this time.”

The winners of the HSBC Franchisee of the Year Awards will be announced at a black-tie gala dinner held at The Vox, Birmingham on the 27 June.

Card Connection is part of UK Greetings, which is a subsidiary of the largest publicly owned greeting card publisher in the world and has limited vacancies for franchisees that are keen to run an expanding business. Suitable candidates would ideally have some management experience as, once established, and depending on the size of the territory, they could be expected to employ a small team, operate a small warehouse and have several liveried vans on the road.