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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Card Connection’s Franchisee becomes ‘Mr Northern Ireland’

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Leading greeting card publisher and franchisor, Card Connection, has today announced that its 2 x Franchisee of the Year Gabriel McGeown (Gabe) has now expanded his franchise territory to cover the whole of Northern Ireland. McGeown joined Card Connection in 2008, investing in Armagh/South Tyrone, plus part of the Country Down Territory, focussing on expanding… Read more »

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Card Connection Franchise – A Great Asset

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A great investment opportunity has arisen in Gloucestershire, featuring the beautiful cathedral city of Gloucester and set at the edge of the picturesque Cotswolds, an area of outstanding beauty. Currently turning over £110k, generated from 154 outlets that comprise a good mix of both National Accounts and independent stores, including well-known brands like Costcutter, Premier… Read more »

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From Employee to Franchisee!

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Former Card Connection Regional Sales Manager, Penny Ellis and her husband Colin, invested in the Card Connection Windsor/Reading territory in 2017. With Penny’s wide-ranging industry knowledge, they now deliver Card Connection’s extensive range of quality greeting cards, gift wrap, bags and accessories to retail outlets throughout their region. Prior to joining Card Connection in 2013,… Read more »

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Paper Straws – Bringing environmental issue to the party

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We can all do our bit to help reduce our impact on the environment, so when the BBC’s Blue planet highlighted the problem of plastic build up in our oceans, Card Connection were keen to respond.Looking at our product range we identified the plastic straws in our Party range as an obvious disposable item that… Read more »

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Greetings from Birmingham

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For sale is this exclusive Card Connection territory with a current turnover of over £70k generated from over 140 outlets. This good balance of National Accounts and independent stores includes well-known brands like Spar, Nisa and Costcutter to name but a few. Taking in the areas of West Bromwich, Sutton Coldfield, Burton-Upon-Trent and Cannock, it… Read more »

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Franchising – Your Next Step After Redundancy?

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The current turbulent economy means redundancy has become a cruel reality for many people. However, not all is doom and gloom! As one door closes, a new one can open, as franchising allows you to turn a negative experience into a positive one and allow you to invest in a bright future. “If you’re facing… Read more »

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Card Connection Franchisee Buys First Home

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Leading greeting card publisher and franchisor, Card Connection has announced that after just three years after investing in their franchise, Oxford regional franchisee Gayan Weerakkody and his wife Anjana have enjoyed such success that they have been able to purchase their first house. Andy Bull, Regional Sales Manager at Card Connection explains: “This week has… Read more »

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Stoke on Trent – A Great Investment

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Featured Territory of the Month – July – Stoke on Trent Revolving around the two busy urban centres of Stoke and Crewe, this business actually spans four counties – Staffordshire, Derbyshire, Cheshire and Shropshire. As a result it offers a pleasing mix of customer types set in a variety of environments. The area has been… Read more »

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Happy 10th Birthday Boofle!

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Leading greeting card publisher and franchisor, Card Connection recently celebrated Boofle’s 10th birthday at their annual conference. Made from 100% love and cuddles, oh and lots of wool and a little button, Boofle has quickly become a star in the greeting card world with sales of over 70 million cards. Boofle, created by David Blake,… Read more »

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Card Connection Celebrates Chairman’s Award and Franchisee 25th Anniversary

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Card Connection, the leading franchised Greeting Card publisher in the UK and Ireland, presented two special awards at their recent conference. Kevin Vaux, retiring Chairman of Card Connection presented the inaugural Chairman’s Award to Hanish Patel for his outstanding contribution to Card Connection as well as a special 25th Anniversary Award to recognise Martin Rolfe… Read more »

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Overall and Regional Franchisee of The Year Winners Announced at Card Connection Annual Conference

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Card Connection the leading franchised Greeting Card publisher in the UK and Ireland, recently held its annual conference at Forest of Arden, Birmingham. The excited group of franchisees, along with Card Connection staff and some colleagues from UK Greetings eagerly attended this renowned event. The conference’s theme was “Service Superheroes”, celebrating the fantastic service the… Read more »

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A Very Hoppy Easter!

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A very Hoppy Easter! Easter is right around the corner and it’s time to celebrate all things spring! There are many Easter traditions – church visits, Easter egg hunts, hopping bunnies, hot cross buns and sending Easter cards. These are all fun and memorable ways to spend time with your family and friends. According to… Read more »

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Card Connection continue to grow successful franchise in Ireland

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Card Connection is one of Ireland & the UK’s most successful greeting card publisher and franchisor. It uses a proven, award winning merchandising system to place quality cards, gift wrap, gift bags and party product in retail outlets on a ‘consignment’ basis. This means the stock and display equipment are installed on free loan to… Read more »

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Spread the Love

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Hello February! Now is the time to shop for Valentine’s Day cards for that someone special in your life! In the 1700s, something recognizable as a very early form of the modern greeting card began to be seen for Valentine’s Day. Three hundred years later, according to the Greeting Card Association, over one billion Valentine’s… Read more »

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Exeter, Featured Territory of the Month – February 2018

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Leading greeting card publisher and franchisor, Card Connection, has announced it is marketing the Exeter territory. The area is well managed and has become available due to approaching retirement of the current franchisees. The new franchise owners will deliver and merchandise Card Connection’s extensive range of quality greeting cards and accessories to around 195 established… Read more »

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Card Connection featured in the latest issue of What Franchise

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Card Connection are featured in the latest issue of What Franchise magazine.  Michael Johnson, Managing Director of Card Connection advised: “If you’re considering career change, franchising is the way forward.” Johnson added: “Previous work history is no barrier to success in franchising.” Please read the full article below or here  WhatFranchise – Michael Johnson’s advice  The sad… Read more »

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Card Connection Appoints New Sales Director

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Card Connection, market leader for the franchise distribution of greeting cards in the UK, has announced the appointment of Graham Staff as its new Sales Director following the retirement of Stuart West who has served Card Connection for over 20 years. Graham, who worked as a Sales Director at The Book People for 11 years,… Read more »

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Featured Franchise Territory of the Month – January 2018

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An opportunity has arisen for you to purchase a well-established and maintained account base with a pleasing mix of outlet types. This would ideally suit an ambitious individual or partnership. The area covers Middlesbrough & Sunderland and incorporates towns such as Barnard Castle, Darlington, Newton Aycliffe, Bishop Auckland, Crook, Consett, Stanley, Durham, Chester-le-Street, Castletown and… Read more »

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