Fingers Crossed For Daryl

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Excitement is growing at the head office of greeting card franchisor, Card Connection. As a long-time member and supporter of the British Franchise Association, they have high hopes that their franchisee for Nottingham, Daryl Perkins, might scoop the prize of Young Franchisee of The Year in the male category.“Like anyone would, Daryl had his fair… Read more »

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Card Connection Celebrates it Long Serving Staff

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At its Annual Conference in May 2019, Card Connection recognised the contribution of some of its key staff. Chalking up 15 years with the business were Creative Manager Carrie Clatworthy and Senior IT Technician Gus Rey.  “Carrie has made a massive contribution to the huge strides our product ranges have made over the years,” explains… Read more »

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The Lake District

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Could you see yourself working in a place that the poet William Wordsworth once described as “The loveliest place that man hath found”? Well now you could, because the Card Connection territory that covers this spectacular region is now for sale. You will be investing in a very professionally run area managed currently by a… Read more »

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Card Connection Celebrates its Long Standing Franchisees

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In the fast-changing world of business, only those who adapt tend to survive. So at Card Connection’s Annual Conference in May this year, Managing Director Michael Johnson and Creative Director Kelly Courtenay were delighted to recognise some franchisees that have seen more than their fair share of change. “Back in 1994 Friends had just only… Read more »

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Franchisee Regional Award Winners 2019 – Southern Franchisees that are ‘showing the way!’

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At Card Connection’s Annual Conference on May 17th, a trio of franchisees from the Southern half of the British Isles where recognised for their exceptionally strong performances over the last calendar year. Hanish Patel, franchisee for Richmond, was proud to receive the 2019 regional award for Card Connection’s Southern Region.  Having joined the network in… Read more »

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The Card Connection Chairman’s Award 2019

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Positivity, team work and going that extra mile are all qualities to be admired in business, but when sales dominate much of the retail landscape, not ones that are always fully applauded. That’s why Card Connection set aside an annual award to specifically recognise these qualities. On Friday May 17th 2019 this award went to… Read more »

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Card Connection Franchisee of the Year proves he’s one in million!

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Friday May 17th 2019 and Gabriel McGeown scoops the top prize at Card Connection’s 2019 Annual Conference. The award was presented during a gala dinner by Managing Director Michael Johnson and Creative Director Kelly Courtenay.‘Gabe,’ as he’s known by all, was delighted to accept the prize, along with his Business Development Manager Peter Robinson. “There… Read more »

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Could this be your perfect business?

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Take advantage of this rare opportunity to invest in the well-run territory that covers Bournemouth and a number of the most popular seaside towns and villages in Dorset. With a current turn-over of £75k from a customer base of over 90 outlets, it has a strong National Account customer base consisting of Spar, BP Simply… Read more »

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The Hope That Springs From Easter

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“I challenge you to look at the designs in our two Easter 2019 ranges without feeling uplifted,” enthuses Card Connection’s Creative Director, Kelly Courtenay. “The positive sentiments just shine through!” The trend for sending cards at Easter time began way back in the 1890’s, firstly with postcards but then as greeting cards, when they became… Read more »

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Showing Mum’s That We Care!

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Mums will always have a special place in our hearts, but on Mother’s Day, they have a special place in our wallets, too. Card Connection’s Managing Director, Michael Johnson explains: “Pound for pound, Euro for Euro, people spend more per card on average on Mother’s Day, than they do for Valentine’s or Father’s Day, so… Read more »

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Stoke on Trent

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This is an opportunity to acquire a top performing business which can be home based, supplying quality greetings cards and other gifting accessories to a valuable customer base. The area of operation revolves around the two busy urban centres of Stoke and Crewe and this business actually spans parts of four counties – Staffordshire, Derbyshire,… Read more »

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A Growing Success

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It’s been quite some four years for Card Connection Franchisee, Hanish Patel. After purchasing his area in 2014 he quickly set down a marker by growing his sales by 20% in his first year. Not shy of prospecting for new stores, Hanish saw a great potential to add greatly to his numbers by purchasing Card… Read more »

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Feeling the Love on Valentine’s Day

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Card Connection are very proud of the fresh new designs in their Valentine’s 2019 ranges. “People have been sending Valentines Cards for over 100 years,” explains Creative Director Kelly Courtenay, “So coming up with new approaches and exciting designs is our tough annual challenge. This year, I’m proud to say we’ve excelled ourselves, once more!”For… Read more »

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Card Connection Focus On Charities

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The UK and Ireland are home to many fantastic charities, all doing great and deserving work.  Supporting such charities is a positive process both for individuals and businesses.  At Card Connection, we believe in spreading this support around, so we begin each year by asking our staff to put forward suggestions of the charities that… Read more »

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On Air With Card Connection

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When The BBC comes calling, who are Card Connection to refuse?  The British Franchise Association had put forward a shortlist of names to the BBC when the were asked to provide good candidates for a short feature the BBC wanted to do on family run Franchisees in the Oxford area.  Card Connection stood out as… Read more »

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Drive and Focus

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Maintaining your drive and focus in business over the course of a dozen years is never easy, but it’s something Card Connection franchisees Dave and Di Tudor have worked hard on. They took on the Hereford territory back in 2006 and the husband and wife team work seamlessly as a unit. Di spends most of… Read more »

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Pullovers And Pies For Charity

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This week saw Card Connection staff, in Farnham, raising money for the third charity they have voted to support during 2018; the Alzheimer’s Society. They all sported their Christmas jumpers and selflessly baked, bought and ate homemade mince pies and cakes in order to raise money for this charity, which is close to the hearts… Read more »

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Card Connection Network Their Network

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Card Connection’s network of franchisees work at the sharp end of the business, merchandising over 12,000 displays across the country and dealing with the many challenges of working onsite in often busy stores and outlets. “It makes sense that if you want to inform and motivate a dedicated workforce like ours, that you need to… Read more »

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From Merchandiser to Franchisee

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There are few commitments you can make to a new job more positive than moving house and home to a new location. That’s exactly Bhaumik Shah did when he invested in Card Connection’s Swindon territory, back in June 2018.“I’d been a merchandiser for another franchisee,” said Bhaumik, “So I knew exactly what the business involved… Read more »

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Card Connection put the Joy back into Christmas giftwrap

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Recycling is rightly top of everybody’s minds right now and Christmas is the time of year that brings more products into our households than ever, that we then need to consider. This includes Christmas giftwrap.“Let’s admit it – it’s not just children who enjoy that frisson of excitement and anticipation as we tear off the… Read more »

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In Sickness and in Health

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What do the NHS and Greeting Card publisher Card Connection have in Common?  They both have to prepare for the winter months and its effects on the Nation’s heath.  So in the last few weeks they have been releasing their new ranges of cards for both their Get Well and Sympathy captions.  “Although greeting cards… Read more »

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Bake for Heroes!

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Last Friday, to coincide with Remembrance Sunday, Head Office staff held their latest charity event; a cake sale in aid of HELP for HEROES. The event was organised by Sarah Battisson, whose husband is a serving Corporal in the Royal Logistics Corps, Aldershot. Aldershot –the home of the British Army – is only a few… Read more »

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Peterborough

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A great opportunity to invest in this well-run area has arisen. Peterborough is a well-managed territory managed by a husband and wife team. With a current turnover of over £103k generated from 113 outlets, there is a good balance of National Accounts and independent stores which includes well-known brands like BP, Spar and Costcutter, to… Read more »

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Christmas comes early for Card Connection

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Like with many business; planning for Christmas starts early for Greeting card publishers Card Connection. “We show our new Christmas ranges to our network a whole year before they go on sale,” explains the company’s Managing Director, Michael Johnson. “It’s not just about proudly showing off all our new designs to our network of franchisees… Read more »

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Great time to Invest

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There has never been a better time to invest in a Card Connection Franchise. Successful Franchisees can generate in excess of £50,000 profit per year owning a Card Connection Franchise.A Card Connection franchise allows you to buy into an established company and a proven business idea. Franchisees enjoy the flexibility of being their own boss… Read more »

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Keeping it in the Family

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When father and son team Karsan Naran & Avneesh Sangani invested in the Card Connection area of Macclesfield earlier this year, it was hardly a step in the dark. That’s because Avneesh is the brother of Dilip Sanghani, who has been successfully running the Manchester franchise of Card Connection since 2014.Karsan had watched Dilip’s development… Read more »

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Licensed to Succeed

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Leading greeting card publisher and franchisor, Card Connection has announced the release of a whole new batch of Licensed character cards, including Star Wars, Disney’s Incredibles and Marvel’s Avengers, to name but a few. “As well as many new designs across our Disney licenses, we also have new cards for proven popular franchises like Transformers and… Read more »

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New Challenges

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Rakesh Joshi invested in the Card Connection’s Northampton territory back in August 2017 after some detailed research. “I was actually looking at a franchise at one of Card Connection’s direct competitors, but having met the team at Farnham and looking more closely at the company’s product range, I realised I quickly needed to switched allegiance,”… Read more »

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