Macclesfield

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Wrapped around the South and East of Manchester, this Card Connection territory includes a number of sizable well-known towns and large villages and so is, for the right person, ripe for development, in terms of sales growth. At the centre of this territory, and home of the famous Hovis Bakery, is Macclesfield, with a population… Read more »

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A jewel of the South

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If you’re considering investing in a franchise, this is a rare opportunity to purchase one that will give you a guaranteed income from Day 1. Known as simply ‘Worthing’ within this Card Connection franchise network, this area covers much more than just that! Served by the M27 in the West and the A27 into the… Read more »

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Getting on Santa’s ‘Good List’ for Recycling

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Card Connection’s range of Greeting cards play a big part in helping people to celebrate Christmas, but when the festivities are over, the company also wants to be able to celebrate their efforts in facilitating the recycling process of its products, too. “Sustainability is a key part of a company acting responsibly and we take… Read more »

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A FRANCHISEE WHO MAKES THE MOST OF THINGS

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Card Connection franchisee Brian Spilman has a track record for making the best of a situation. Way back in 2006, as the Finance Director of a computer services company that was bought out, he made a bold move of using money from his share options to invest in the Card Connection franchise for Leeds. Brian… Read more »

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BAGS AND BAGS OF SALES!

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Gift bag sales continue to astound greeting card publisher Card Connection. This quick ‘grab and go’ way to present a gift has grown in popularity over the past few years, but just when everyone thought sales couldn’t get any stronger, they have been proved wrong, time and time again! Its’s testament to the strength of… Read more »

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SUCCESS THAT IS ALL HANDMADE

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Card Connection Chesterfield franchisee Kochchu Udayan has been on a mission. It’s a mission to constantly bring the very best card designs to his customers, and Kochchu loves the special details and caring touches found on Card Connection’s Handmade range of cards. The beautiful designs typically have a mixture of striking foil finishes, embossing, attractive… Read more »

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SHOWING THE PROPER CONCERN

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Sadly, sending a card isn’t all always about nice occasions, that’s why Card Connection help people show their concern in difficult time, too. As winter approaches, it’s a fact that illnesses increase and receiving a Get Well card from colleagues or your nearest and dearest, can go a long way to putting a little smile… Read more »

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PROFITING FROM A FOCUS ON PRODUCT

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Although Card Connection’s Franchisee for Northampton Rakesh Joshi does not have the largest franchise territory in the greeting card supplier’s network, he certainly knows how to make the best of it when it comes to maximising his sales. Able to supply product from two entirely different card ranges, he’s learnt the best way to mix… Read more »

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Don’t be Frightened of Franchising!

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There are lots of ways to make a living, but if you haven’t considered investing in a franchise, then you’re ignoring a fantastic way to give your career a massive boost! At Card Connection our award-winning franchise supply of greeting cards has helped hundreds of franchisees for over 30 years. Let’s spell out just some… Read more »

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FRANCHISING FOR THE FABULOUS FIFTIES

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“Franchising is one business sector that really welcomes people over 50 who are looking for a mid-life change of career,” says Michael Johnson, Managing Director of greeting card franchisor Card Connection. “The balance of our franchise network falls into this age category and their maturity is a key positive for us.” As Card Connection are… Read more »

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12 Good Reasons to Invest in a Card Connection Franchise!

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In these difficult times, if you’re looking to invest in a new business opportunity that offers you a stable and dependable income, how about a greeting card franchise with Card Connection? Across our current franchise network of over 50 franchisees, the average number of years they have run their areas is well over 12 years…. Read more »

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CHESTERFIELD

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A rare opportunity to purchase a territory that’s currently well-run by a franchisee who was Card Connections Regional Award Winner for his service in 2021. This territory takes in parts of four English Counties, for a truly interesting mix of urban and rural landscapes.  It begins in its Southwest corner with the Derbyshire towns of… Read more »

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Madni Academy Enterprise Day

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UK Greetings which includes its Card Connection business unit, believes in being proactive in the local community engaging with local schools and colleges, demonstrating the importance and value that greeting cards can have in our lives. This way, they not only raise the profile of greeting cards as an industry, but they also help attract… Read more »

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Area of the Month – Galway, North Tipperary & Clare

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A rare and exciting opportunity has arisen to acquire this Card Connection franchise, where you’ll supplying greeting cards to over 180 outlets, giving you income from day one. The established territory has been diligently run for over twenty years by a franchisee who was recently awarded the BWG Retail Franchise of the year Award in… Read more »

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Card Connection Looks to the Future!

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In their first physical Conference for three years due to the worldwide pandemic, the great and the good of greeting card franchisor’s head office staff and its franchisee network finally got to meet up again. It was great opportunity for colleagues to view new product, discuss the company’s future strategy and celebrate their recent business… 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. This is true, even in the field of greeting cards. 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 of their franchisees that have seen more… Read more »

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Gabar Ltd Ireland Regional Franchisee of the Year 2022

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Card Connection franchisee Gabe McGeown and his team have achieved this accolade due to their never-say-die attitude, hard work and resilience in tackling this territory, which covers the whole of Northern Ireland. His sales performance year in, year out, continues to amaze; causing some people to scratch their heads in amazement at how he keeps… Read more »

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Card Connection Regional Winners “Living the Dream.”

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Early in 2019, Jane Pitt and Kevin Field took the brave decision to ditch working for other people and become their own bosses by taking on Card Connection’s greeting card franchise for the Exeter region.They took the area by storm, no doubt helped by Jane’s previous experience of the product category as a manager at… Read more »

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Robin Brisbourne Northern Franchisee of the Year 2022

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Since Robin joined Card Connection as Franchisee for North Wales, no one can remember a year when his names didn’t feature on the shortlist for this award, such is the consistency of performance with his business. Indeed, he won this very award as recently as 2019. Ever determined to grow his sales year-on-year by setting… Read more »

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Teamwork & Tenacity Award 2022 Martin Rolfe

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A richly deserving winner of Card Connection’s award for Teamwork & Tenacity, Martin Rolfe has been with Card Connection since pretty much the beginning. And through all those years, Head Office have always been able to rely on him to help out in all kinds of situations. In 2021, when approached to assist with a… Read more »

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Honorary Franchisee Award – Joseph Sweeney Ireland West & Midlands

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Trailblazing greeting card franchisee Joseph Sweeney passed away recently, leaving a big hole in Card Connection’s collective history. Joe purchased his first franchise way back in 1999. At the time, Card Connection was a proven greeting card supplier in the UK, but not yet in Ireland; so it was calculated step by this shrewd businessman…. Read more »

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A SHOUT OUT FOR THE DADS

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Sunday 19th June is the day when we get a chance to say “Thanks” to all the Dads out there. Whether your Dad is an ace piggyback giver, an ever-dependable taxi driver, a D.I.Y saviour, a source of free bank loans, the go-to person to get rid of those big spiders, or just an all-round… Read more »

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Gabar Ltd Ireland Regional Franchisee of the Year 2022

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Card Connection franchisee Gabe McGeown and his team have achieved this accolade due to their never-say-die attitude, hard work and resilience in tackling this territory, which covers the whole of Northern Ireland. His sales performance year in, year out, continues to amaze; causing some people to scratch their heads in amazement at how he keeps… Read more »

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EASTER – ALL THINGS BRIGHT AND BEAUTIFUL!

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Easter is a celebration of rebirth and time to fully enjoy the world around us springing fully back to life, after the dark days of Winter. What better time then, to share this positive feeling than by sending an Easter card to your nearest and dearest? Card Connection have lots of greeting card designs for… Read more »

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Going Strong

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James Bird and Sandy Jess have been trading for approx. 3 years. The business is franchise run, van based, through Card Connection and sells Greeting Cards and associated products into convenience groups and local independent stores. The area they cover is Cheltenham & Gloucester. The business was taken over from an existing franchisee who had… Read more »

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Top Accolade to Card Connection Franchisee who leaves his mark

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At an emotional awards ceremony in Dublin, Card Connection franchisee Joe Sweeney posthumously won Retail Franchisee of the Year award at the prestigious Irish Franchise Association Awards It was bitter-sweet moment for Joe’s sons Joseph and Trevor, who went up to collect the award, as their father Joe was given a standing ovation by all… Read more »

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Celebrating 30 Years – All for the love of cards!

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Card Connection reaches its Pearl Anniversary, celebrating the day back in 1992 when two budding entrepreneurs married together a winning mix of enticing business propositions – colourful greeting cards, great service all backed by the consignment principle of supply. The newly formed company made an instant impact with its manta of “You only pay for… Read more »

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PLUM CARDS FOR MUM!

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We all know that you can always rely on your Mum. And when it comes to Mother’s Day, you can always rely on Card Connection Day to help you to say: “Thanks Mum!” Whether you want something heartfelt, something stylish, something cute or simply something fun or downright silly, Card Connection have just the card… Read more »

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Sharing the Love on Valentine’s Day

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Come February 14th Card Connection will once again be doing its level best to help spread the love. With 60 brand new Valentine’s Day designs on offer across two card ranges, there should be no one struggling to something that is just perfect for their loved one. Whether it’s some heartfelt words, super stylish sentiment… Read more »

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