Leading greeting card publisher and franchisor, Card Connection, has announced its franchisee for Croydon, Nishan Jeyakumar, has grown the number of retail clients he supplies by 10% since he joined the Company at the end of last year. Nishan who previously worked as an employee for Card Connection’s Sutton and Kingston franchisee, had always wanted to run his own business but needed to wait for three years before a suitable Card Connection franchise became available.
“I now supply 200 retailers with Card Connection’s extensive and high-quality range of greeting cards, bags and wrap plus party accessories,” confirms Nishan. “My wife Mathy helps with the picking and packing of stock at home, while I’m out on the road supplying my retail clients with the latest product and merchandising displays to ensure they always look fresh and attractive for customers. Becoming a franchisee has finally offered me the freedom and flexibility of self-employment I wanted, backed all the way by the industry’s leading franchisor. It was certainly worth the wait!
“As well as working for Card Connection previously, I spend three years with another card company too, so I know the sector well. Card Connection stands out from the crowd as the range of designs are stunning, particularly the new collection which was a year in development and launched earlier this spring. It is selling really well!
“Without exception, the Card Connection team are passionate about their business. They provide such good support to the franchisees. They are all experienced and have been with the company for many years. This longevity is invaluable when it comes to maintaining the strong relationships they have with their national account network, including the likes of BP, Londis and Shell which I supply to on a regular basis.
“Dedication and professionalism have been the keys to the success of the Company over the past 25 years and I know these qualities will continue to put myself and all the other franchisees in the best possible position for the future. As a result, I am very much looking forward to developing my Card Connection franchise further in the coming years.”
Card Connection is part of UK Greetings, which is a subsidiary of American Greetings Inc., one of the largest greetings card publishers in the world. Since the franchise network in the UK and Ireland is complete, the available opportunities for franchisees joining the network now consist of acquiring an already-established territory from an existing franchisee. These vary in price according to their level of development, but start at £12,5k + Stock + Card Connection fee with earnings potential in excess of £50k per annum.
Territories currently available include: Brighton, Exeter, Plymouth, Bath, Northampton, Liverpool, Macclesfield, Stoke-on-Trent, Middlesbrough, Fife, Stirling and South West Ireland.
For further information about franchises for sale, please see: www.card-connection.co.uk