Card Connection is one of Ireland & the UK's most successful card publishers and is the market leader in the franchised distribution of greeting cards.
In addition to all the features detailed on our website, Card Connection Ireland:
- Are full members of the Irish Franchise Associate and have some of the most successful franchisees in Ireland. One of which being Tony Lees who was Card Connection 2014/15 Franchisee of the Year. Additionally, Tony was a finalist in two categories in the 2013 Irish Franchise Association Awards!
- We supply 'Blue Chip' National Accounts such as BWG Spar, Barry's Of Mallow, Gala Retail Services and Topaz
- We supply bespoke ranges for Ireland including Communion, Confirmation and St Patrick's Day.
Joseph Sweeney named as finalist for Irish Franchise Association Award
Franchisee for Ireland West and Midlands, has been named as a finalist for the Irish Franchise Association, Franchisee of the Year Award in the Service category. The overall winners of the 22nd annual IFA Awards, which celebrate excellence in franchising and reward outstanding achievements from the franchise community, was announced at a black-tie gala and ceremony held at Radisson St Helen's Hotel, Co. Dublin.
Seamus who joined Card Connection as a franchisee 14 years ago supplies and merchandises Card Connection's quality range of greetings cards and accessories to retailers in County Londonderry, and West Tyrone .
Former Spar retail owner, Seamus Given explains: "I first discovered Card Connection as a franchisee supplied my stores. When the opportunity came up to purchase the franchise I jumped at the chance to take on a role with much more variety and far less stress!
"Since start-up I have managed the franchise on my own, however, Card Connection secured a number of national accounts , including stores belonging to SUPERVALU which is part of Musgraves", continues Given. "After a successful pilot, I started supplying greetings cards to the stores on an ongoing basis. I have needed to take on part-time help to manage the increase in workload!
"I normally start at about 8am and visit between 5-6 stores per day then am home mid-afternoon to complete any paperwork and prepare for the next day's deliveries," confirms Given. "Each day is a new challenge even though I have worked with some of the same retail managers for 14 years now! It is a testament to the team at Card Connection and the quality of the product that I am still able to continue to grow my franchise in this established market place".