For Sale – Oldham

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Offered for sale is the Card thriving Connection franchise territory of Oldham. Oldham is a town in Greater Manchester, amid the Pennines and between the rivers irk and Medlock. It has a population of 230,800Boasting a current turnover of over of £82k, With an attractive combination of rural and urban customers, the business is centred… Read more »

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Edinburgh the Inspiring Capital

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Offered for sale is this exclusive Card Connection territory with a current turnover of over £68k. Taking in profitable locations either side of the Firth of Forth, this newly independent Card Connection territory has been created from a previously larger territory. Its compact size covers 78 trading outlets, including names like Spar, BP Simply Fresh,… Read more »

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Bournemouth

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Looking for the perfect business? Card Connection has a solution, a great opportunity to supply greetings cards and accessories to retail outlets within our Bournemouth Territory, which is now for sale.Bournemouth is a large coastal resort town on the south coast of England directly to the east of the Jurassic Coast. Bournemouth was voted the… Read more »

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Welcome to Plymouth

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Offered for sale is this exclusive Card Connection owned territory with a current turnover of over £79k generated from over 115 outlets. There is a good balance of National Accounts and independent stores which includes well-known brands like Costcutter, Booker and Central Stores to name but a few. Plymouth is a vibrant waterfront city and… Read more »

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A Great Place to Start!

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According to a recent What Franchise.Com article, both Plymouth and Edinburgh are judged to be amongst in the Top 10 places in the country to start up a business. That’s brilliant news for the astute buyers who are quick to snap up one of these two Card Connection greeting card franchise territories that are currently… Read more »

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Community Hero

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From Dundee to the tip of Scotland, Munawar’s franchise territory is huge. However, cards are so important for people to share special moments in their lives, that even in Lockdown Munawar was determined to help Scots stay connected. He phoned every one of the 200 stores he supplies, to discuss how he could keep them… Read more »

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Card Connection Franchise Aspires To Greater Things

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When Kochchu Udayan took on a new career challenge by purchasing the greeting card franchise for Chesterfield back in July 2019 he did so because he actually wanted to work less! “I’d run a convenience store for 4 years with my wife Gemma, but this was in addition to a chilled food delivery business which… Read more »

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The Gateway to the Highlands

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For sale is this exclusive Card Connection territory with a current turnover of over £68k. Situated at the heart of Scotland, it incorporates the busy towns of Falkirk and Grangemouth and further North, the thriving cities of Stirling, Perth and Dundee. Travelling West it takes in Drymen, Loch Lomond and East Dunfermline. A together a… Read more »

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Card Connection Franchisee Grows and Grows Into The Role

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If there’s a blueprint of how to get to grips with a new business challenge, Kirikaran Navaratnam definitely has a copy. Kiri’s first step in becoming one of the greeting card publishers top franchisees was by helping out the areas previous franchisee. This was to prove the ultimate ‘try before you buy’ experience, when in… Read more »

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Thinking of You Week

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In these socially distance times, The Greeting Card Association’s Thinking of You Week, now in its seventh Year, seems more relevant than ever before!The very act of taking time to choose a card, write it and send it, makes the person receiving it feel far more special and cared about than receiving a text, email… Read more »

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The Capital of Scotland

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Offered for sale is this exclusive Card Connection territory with a current turnover of over £68k. Taking in profitable locations either side of the Firth of Forth, this newly independent Card Connection territory has been created from a previously larger territory. Its compact size covers 78 trading outlets, including names like Spar, BP Simply Fresh,… Read more »

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SECOND HELPINGS FOR MERSEYSIDE FRANCHISEE

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In 2019, Liverpool FC came 2nd in the Premier League and Card Connection franchisee Vinny Robinson also made it a 2nd, when he purchased the Liverpool franchise territory, too.“Back in 1997 I owned a convenience store in Liverpool, and stocked Card Connection cards, which always seemed to sell well. The Liverpool franchisee at the time… Read more »

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It’s a Family Affair!

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“My father, Bob, bought this Card Connection territory way back in 2006,” smiles a nostalgic Simon Parker. They ran the area as a family affair until 2014, when Simon took over the reins, deciding to keep things in the family, Simon had been running a Post Office which he closed last year. He immediately looked… Read more »

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UNLOCKING SALES DURING LOCKDOWN

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A crisis has a way of bringing out the best in some people. Greeting Card Publishers Card Connection are proud to extend that accolade to every one of their franchisees and members of staff across the UK and Ireland. Quick to adaptThe shock of lockdown left many companies like rabbits caught in the headlights. Not… Read more »

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FROM SHOP KEEPERS TO SHOP SUPPLIERS

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When David & Sherran Patient took over the Card Connection franchise for Chelmsford, they already had a head start. As ex-retailers themselves, they knew the challenges their customers faced. Plus having stocked Card Connection’s greeting cards as ex-customers, they knew the range and had total confidence in the product they would be supplying. Offer highest… Read more »

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Time to be your own boss

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Offered for sale is this exclusive Card Connection territory with a current turnover of over £68k. Taking in profitable locations either side of the Firth of Forth, this newly independent Card Connection territory has been created from a previously larger territory. Its compact size covers 78 trading outlets, including names like Spar, BP Simply Fresh,… Read more »

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Put it to the test before you invest

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Pip Wilkins, CEO of the British Franchise Association, gives her top points you should consider.  The following article appeared in the May 2020 issue of Business Franchise. Franchising presents variety of business opportunities across an eclectic mix of industries, with more than 900 brands using the model in the UK, so there is something for… Read more »

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30th July is World Friendship Day!

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Individual countries have celebrated friendship days since the 1930s, but in 2011 The United Nations created the first International Day of friendship. Now, as we approach the 10th anniversary of this beautiful celebration, what better time to get involved?  Though social media has in some ways shrunk the world, nothing beats the very real personal… Read more »

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Need franchise funding? Don’t despair

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Linda Whitney writing about financing which appeared in What Franchise.                    The economic picture is changing all the time.  Many lenders are likely to have been in the same position, but hopefully lending has resumed.  they will be happy to tell you and give advice about when… Read more »

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Still the smart route to business ownership

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Pip Wilkins, CEO of the British Franchise Association explaining why franchising is a proven model when going into business for yourself.  Explaining everything from resilience as a measure of success to a problem shared is a problem halved and checks and measures matter. To read the full article go to What Franchise Volume 16 Issue… Read more »

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A NEW HERO JOINS THE TEAM!

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Card Connection are excited to release this striking new birthday design featuring Batman. Over the years, the card publisher has teamed up with many superheroes from Marvel and DC Comics, like Spider-man, The Avengers and Superman but this is the first time they’ve called on the caped crusader. The ever-popular Batman character first appeared in… Read more »

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Looking for the perfect business?

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This is a brilliant opportunity to invest in a well-run territory covering Bournemouth and a number of the most popular seaside towns and villages in Dorset. Currently turning over £75k and benefits from a customer base of over 94 outlets and a strong National Account customer base consisting of Spar and Costcutter to name just… Read more »

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Thank you – Two little words that mean so much

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Our ‘Clap for our Carer’s’ day, where we have all taken a couple of minutes to stand on our doorstep and clap or bang on our pots and pans to show our appreciation for all the NHS heroes and keyworkers. Whether it’s a doctor, nurse, healthcare worker, retail staff, postal worker, teacher or any other… Read more »

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Exclusive

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Offered for sale is this exclusive Card Connection owned territory with a current turnover of over £86k generated from over 100 outlets. There is a good balance of National Accounts and independent stores which includes well-known brands like BP, Booker & CJ Lang to name but a few. Ayr is a town situated on the… Read more »

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Fulfilling Father’s Day

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Dad’s across the country will be depending on Card Connection to make sure they receive a Father’s Day Card on June 21st. That’s because, while many card shops may have remained closed during lockdown, the bulk of greeting card publisher Card Connection’s customers have been very much open for business. It’s presented the company with… Read more »

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Greetings from Lockdown

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Staying in touch has never been more important in these socially-distanced times. Fortunately Greeting Card Publisher Card Connection has been able to keep life’s most positive occasions catered for. As most of their customer base is convenience stores that have remained open during lockdown, the company have managed to keep the general public supplied with… Read more »

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Card Connection 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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Growing

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Subramaniam Suganthan (Sugan) has grown his franchise since  purchasing the Coventry territory.  Sugan has been delivering 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 Card Connection as a franchisee in 2014” confirms former Card Connection customer… 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 back in 2018, 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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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 redundancy… Read more »

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Never too Old!

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The following article appeared in What Franchise, written by Pip Wilkins CEO of the British Franchise Association. This is a good reflection of the Card Connection business because at least 50% of our Franchise Network falls into the “Olderpreneurs” bracket, age has no boundaries or limitations. All that is required is the natural ability to… Read more »

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