Card Connection Appoints New Franchise Manager

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Leading greeting card publisher and franchisor, Card Connection, has announced the appointment of Andy Byskup as its new franchise manager covering the South East.  Byskup who previously spent 10 years as a franchisor in South Africa, returns to the UK with his family and will now support 13 regionally based Card Connection franchisees throughout Anglia…

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Fact Finding

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An article covering questions you should be asking a franchisor before you invest which appears in the October issue of Making Money www.what-franchise.com. Fact Finding

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Card Connection Supports Sales in Scotland

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Leading greeting card publisher and franchisor, Card Connection, has confirmed Scottish franchisee Munawar Mohammed’s year-to-date, like-for-like sales are up significantly.  Munawar joined Card Connection in 2016 by purchasing the Aberdeen franchised territory and initially supplied 122 retailers with Card Connection’s extensive range of quality greeting cards and accessories.  Over the past 18 months he has…

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Future of Franchising

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The bfa have announced that the Future of Franchising supplement, produced in partnership with Raconteur, has been published in The Times today.  This is the second year that this supplement has featured in the national newspaper and they are thrilled that members and the franchising industry are receiving this level of national coverage. Please click…

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Card Connection Completes Roll out in Gilletts Spar Stores

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Leading greeting card publisher and franchisor, Card Connection, has confirmed it has completed the successful roll out of its extensive range of greeting cards and accessories in 30 Gilletts branded Spar Stores in the South West.    “We have worked with Appleby Westward, the organisation which manages Spar stores in the area, for around 15…

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Card Connection’s New Collection is Sales Success

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Leading greeting card publisher and franchisor, Card Connection, has confirmed its major new range of greeting cards, launched in April this year, is already a significant sales success.  More than a year in development, 122 new designs were created by Card Connection’s dedicated in-house design department to make up the new collection. The goal was…

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Card Connection Appoints New Operations Manager

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Leading greeting card publisher and franchisor, Card Connection, has appointed Iona Binfield as its new Operations Manager following the recent retirement of Sandra Pavitt after 12 years’ service.   Michael Johnson, managing director, Card Connection commented: “Iona has worked in Card Connection’s operations department for five years now, so is extremely well placed to take…

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Card Connection Celebrates 25 Years as a Franchisor!

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Leading greeting card publisher and franchisor, Card Connection, is celebrating 25 years as a franchisor!   The Company, established in 1992, became a full member of the British Franchise Association (BFA) in 1995 and its award-winning business model has enabled hundreds of franchisees to run successful businesses distributing cards and accessories to retailers across the UK…

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Card Connection is Worth the Wait for Croydon Franchisee

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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…

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Card Connection Recognises Retailer for Highest Increase in Sales

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      Leading greeting card publisher and franchisor, Card Connection, has recognised a retailer for the highest increase in sales of Mother’s Day cards.  North East Convenience, based in South Shields, recorded a 28% increase in sales compared to last year, following an effort to link purchases and provide a prime spot for a…

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Card Connection Franchisee Named as Finalist for Irish Franchise Association Award

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Leading greeting card publisher and franchisor, Card Connection, has announced Joseph Sweeney, franchisee for Ireland West and Midlands, has been named as a finalist for the Irish Franchise Association (IFA), Franchisee of the Year Award in the Service category.    “Joseph is a qualified accountant and before joining Card Connection in 1999 he worked within…

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Card Connection Markets Growing Plymouth Franchise

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Leading greeting card publisher and franchisor, Card Connection, has announced it is marketing its Plymouth franchised territory.  Plymouth represents the chance to purchase an established growing business in a good area.  The new franchise owners will deliver and merchandise Card Connection’s extensive range of quality greeting cards and accessories to around 125 established retail customers…

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Mother’s Day Stand is a Hit

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Retail weekly recently reported what a hit Mother’s Day displays were this year with the combined effort of cards with gifts. The picture was taken in one of the Fraser Budgens that Mike Barber, Swindon franchisee looks after. Frasers are a small family group of 6 stores who have a mix of Spar and Budgens…

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Card Connection to Launch Major New Range at Pro-Retail 2017

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Leading greeting card publisher and franchisor, Card Connection, has announced it is to launch a major new range of greeting cards at Pro-Retail 2017.   More than a year in development, 122 new designs are aimed at the more discerning customer and, for the first time, bring the ‘boutique card shop’ look to the convenience sector. “A…

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Couples in Franchising

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The article below was first published in Making Money magazine, April 2017 edition.   Linda Whitney explains what to think about before investing in a franchise together www.what-franchise.com. Could going into business with your life partner be a good idea?  Many franchises are run successfully by couples, but without a doubt, going into business with your other…

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Card Connection Stands Out with Help of Signs Express

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Leading greeting card publisher and franchisor, Card Connection has been working with Signs Express in Norwich to develop new van signage for franchisee Martin Rolfe.  Martin who is Card Connection’s longest servicing franchisee of almost 25 years, supplies the Company’s extensive range of greetings cards and accessories to around 230 retailers in Norwich, Norfolk and…

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Card Connection’s Senior Team Marks 100 Years’ Combined Service!

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Leading greeting card publisher and franchisor, Card Connection has announced its senior management team have now marked 100 years’ combined service working at the Company! “In today’s fast-paced business environment, it is remarkable that six senior people have remained in the same industry for so long, let alone with the same organisation!” confirms Michael Johnson,…

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Funding your business

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The article below was first published in Making Money magazine, July 2016 edition.  www.startupbusinessuk.net provides a guide to funding a new business which can be a challenge. Support for start-ups Trevor Johnson provides a definitive guide to the grants, loans and guidance available for aspiring entrepreneurs You have a great idea for a business, but how do…

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Card Connection Franchisee Capitalises on Coventry

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Leading greeting card publisher and franchisor, Card Connection has announced Midlands-based franchisee, Subramaniam Suganthan (Sugan) has grown his franchise by purchasing the Coventry territory.  Sugan will now deliver the company’s extensive range of quality greeting cards and accessories to around 340 retailers in the cities and surrounding areas of Birmingham, Leicester and Coventry. “I joined…

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Life After Redundancy

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This article  was advertised in the December/January 2017 edition of Business Franchise The official magazine of The British Franchise Association.  It provides a guide to life after redundancy.

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Card Connection’s Franchisee of the Year is Force of Nature!

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Leading greeting card publisher and franchisor, Card Connection has named its Franchisee of the Year as Robin Brisbourne. Robin who joined Card Connection four and half years ago runs the North Wales territory and was described by his regional sales manager, John Coe, as a ‘force of nature’! John Coe, regional sales manager, Card Connection…

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Card Connection Recognises Success in Scotland

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Leading greeting card publisher and franchisor, Card Connection has announced Scottish franchisee, Elaine Anderson, has won the company’s Regional Franchisee of the Year Award. Elaine has supplied Card Connection’s range of quality greetings cards and accessories to around 170 retailers in the Glasgow and Fort William area since 2013. “Each year we recognise six regional…

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2016 is Positively Profitable for Card Connection Franchisees

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Leading greeting card publisher and franchisor, Card Connection has announced 2016 has been ‘positivity profitable’ for franchisees. Managing director, Michael Johnson, confirms: “At Card Connection we are focused on quality in every aspect of our business. Our nationwide network of franchisees provides a top class service supplying greetings cards to retailers and our range is…

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Card Connection’s New Franchisees Grow Profits

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Leading greeting card publisher and franchisor, Card Connection has announced new franchisees Gayan Weerakkody and his wife Anjana have been able to grow their franchise by 9% since taking over the Oxford territory in May earlier this year. Gayan explains: “The greeting card franchise was well-run by the old franchisees for more than 20 years,…

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Card Connection Franchisee Keeps Business Profits in the Family

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Leading greeting card publisher and franchisor, Card Connection has announced franchisee Ian Scarbro has grown his business by 9.5% within his first year of trading. Ian took over the franchise from Eric Knight, father of his partner Suzanne, last autumn when Eric retired after 12 years with Card Connection. Franchise manager Penny Ellis explains: “Ian…

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Card Connection Franchisee Sees Scottish Sales Soar

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Leading greeting card publisher and franchisor, Card Connection has announced that Scottish franchisee Munawar Mohammed has seen his sales soar since joining as a franchisee at the start of 2016. Munawar delivers and merchandises Card Connection’s quality range of greeting cards and accessories to retailers in the 200 square mile North East Scotland territory, which…

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Card Connection Makes Major Technology Investment in Franchisees’ Future

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Leading greeting card publisher and franchisor, Card Connection has announced the launch and roll-out of its new iPad application, specifically developed for its network of 67 franchisees across the UK. The new software now enables franchisees to run their entire franchised business ‘on the move’ from an iPad. In addition, functionality has been included to…

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