DUBLIN – Card Connection joins some big names in the city

Simon Linscheid
by

For 10 years FRESH stores have been working hard to become industry leaders in freshly baked and freshly prepared gourmet food. They are very particular in sourcing their ingredients. So when it came to choosing a greeting card supplier for their latest flagship store in the Capital Dock development in the heart of Dublin, Card… Read more »

Read more

New Card Connection Franchisee Hits The Ground Running!

Mark Siva
by

When Thayalan Markandu took over the Card Connection franchise for Middlesbrough, he already had a head start on most of the new franchisees that had gone before him. Firstly, as an ex-retailer himself, he knew the challenges his new customers faced. Secondly, as an ex-customer who had stocked Card Connection’s greeting cards, he knew the… Read more »

Read more

November Ayr

Graeme e1573057128710
by

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 Spar, BP, Premier, Nisa & Scotfresh to name but a few. The town of Ayr is home… Read more »

Read more

Charity Day – Guide Dogs

Guide Dogs
by

October saw Card Connection Head Office staff come together to hold their latest charity fundraising event A Feast For The Senses in aid of The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association. The charity was put forward by Senior Sales Support Controller James Mattingly, who also organised the event. Various activities were created in order to… Read more »

Read more

Territory of the Month – Oldham

Oldham
by

Offered for sale is the thriving Card thriving Connection franchise territory of Oldham.  Birthplace of Take That’s Mark Owen and way back in 1858, the very fish and chip shop, 0ldham is now home to a population of over 230,800.  Forming part of Greater Manchester, it was the first industrialised town in England, once producing… Read more »

Read more

Card Connection on Show

Tradeshow Image 1
by

As preferred greeting cards supplier in over 370 Blakemore trade partners’ stores, Card Connection’s logo had pride of place when it came to welcoming visitors to the SRS19 trade show in Telford this October. Business was brisk on the stand, where Card Connection’s range of cards, gifting solutions and party products were neatly displayed on… Read more »

Read more

Card Connection’s New Face of Ireland

Cormac 1 e1570527716789
by

Greeting Card Publisher Card Connection welcomes a new member to their sales team, as Cormac Flanagan becomes their Regional Sales Manager covering both Ireland and Northern Ireland.   With 20 years grocery trade experience across both regional and store management roles, he will be bringing his insight into what’s required to be a successful franchised retailer… Read more »

Read more

Key Questions to Ask Franchisees

Daryl Perkins
by

Whichfranchise have published an article covering everything you should know prior to signing a franchise agreement. Daryl Perkins who owns the Nottingham territory and one of this years bfa finalists was asked to quote.  To read the full article please visit Whichfranchise

Read more

Card Connection Franchisees Leave No Room for the Competition!

Dave Van e1569315687922
by

Cornwall may be one of the UK’s hottest tourist destinations but it’s no holiday for Card Connection franchisees David and Marie Clements! Their franchise territory covers this lovely peninsular and thanks to a glut of new business, they now find themselves working harder and happily, more profitably than ever before! “Since March this year, we’ve… Read more »

Read more

Playing our Part

Thinking of You
by

The Greeting Card Association’s Thinking of You Week is now in its sixth Year, and card supplier Card Connection are once again playing their part in supporting this.Running from September 23 – 29, Thinking of You Week is a special week set aside to encourage the very positive emotional power that sending and receiving greeting… Read more »

Read more

Get the right advice

by

How to approach selecting your franchise, and why when you’ve chosen a business, you should work with franchise specialist legal services before signing on the dotted line.  This article appeared in the September 2019 issue of Business Franchise.

Read more

Become a Franchisee – Stoke on Trent

Stoke e1567588100625
by

Stretching from Crewe in the West, to the outskirts of Derby in the East, this exclusive Card Connection territory centres on the twelve mile long city of Stoke. The area has been diligently overseen by the present franchisee and currently has a turnover of over £72k. With several busy urban centres it offers potential for… Read more »

Read more

Card Connection franchisee proves that Scotland favours the brave!

Munawar
by

When Munawar Mohammed took over Card Connection’s Aberdeen territory in 2016, his initial enthusiasm for attacking his new challenge was bound to make an impact. However, three years later, he’s still not showing the slightest sign of slowing down. “I’m always looking for ways to offer a better service,” Munawar explains, “So I keep detailed… Read more »

Read more

The Beautiful Lake District

Bryan
by

Imagine spending your days working in the beautiful UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Lake District, the Scottish borders, the Yorkshire Dales National Park and the Eden Valley…. You now have this opportunity! The Card Connection territory that covers this spectacular region is for sale. You will be buying a very professionally run area managed… Read more »

Read more

Adding Smiles To The Collection

cinderella shoe
by

“Wise words, fun and attitude!” That’s how Kelly Courtenay, Card Connections’ Creative Director sums up many of the new designs in latest batch of releases in their flagship Collection range. “Greeting cards aren’t just about marking an occasion, continues Kelly, “They can also be about an appreciation of a shared sense of humour and a… Read more »

Read more

Garden of England

Madistone 1
by

Offered for sale is the Card thriving Connection franchise territory of Maidstone. Situated at the heart of the ‘Garden of England’ Maidstone’s population of nearly 114,000 Boasting a current turnover of over of £155k, the area covers not just Maidstone, but also the Medway towns of Canterbury, Broadstairs, Margate, Ramsgate, Dover & Folkestone. So in… Read more »

Read more

Fingers Crossed For Daryl

Daryl
by

Excitement is growing at the head office of greeting card franchisor, Card Connection. As a long-time member and supporter of the British Franchise Association, they have high hopes that their franchisee for Nottingham, Daryl Perkins, might scoop the prize of Young Franchisee of The Year in the male category.“Like anyone would, Daryl had his fair… Read more »

Read more

Card Connection Celebrates it Long Serving Staff

Gus e1560412855893
by

At its Annual Conference in May 2019, Card Connection recognised the contribution of some of its key staff. Chalking up 15 years with the business were Creative Manager Carrie Clatworthy and Senior IT Technician Gus Rey.  “Carrie has made a massive contribution to the huge strides our product ranges have made over the years,” explains… Read more »

Read more

The Lake District

Lake District
by

Could you see yourself working in a place that the poet William Wordsworth once described as “The loveliest place that man hath found”? Well now you could, because the Card Connection territory that covers this spectacular region is now for sale. You will be investing in a very professionally run area managed currently by a… Read more »

Read more

Card Connection Celebrates its Long Standing Franchisees

Tim Cole
by

In the fast-changing world of business, only those who adapt tend to survive. 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 franchisees that have seen more than their fair share of change. “Back in 1994 Friends had just only… Read more »

Read more

Franchisee Regional Award Winners 2019 – Southern Franchisees that are ‘showing the way!’

Han1
by

At Card Connection’s Annual Conference on May 17th, a trio of franchisees from the Southern half of the British Isles where recognised for their exceptionally strong performances over the last calendar year. Hanish Patel, franchisee for Richmond, was proud to receive the 2019 regional award for Card Connection’s Southern Region.  Having joined the network in… Read more »

Read more

The Card Connection Chairman’s Award 2019

Vinny e1559051516766
by

Positivity, team work and going that extra mile are all qualities to be admired in business, but when sales dominate much of the retail landscape, not ones that are always fully applauded. That’s why Card Connection set aside an annual award to specifically recognise these qualities. On Friday May 17th 2019 this award went to… Read more »

Read more

Card Connection Franchisee of the Year proves he’s one in million!

Gabe Conference
by

Friday May 17th 2019 and Gabriel McGeown scoops the top prize at Card Connection’s 2019 Annual Conference. The award was presented during a gala dinner by Managing Director Michael Johnson and Creative Director Kelly Courtenay.‘Gabe,’ as he’s known by all, was delighted to accept the prize, along with his Business Development Manager Peter Robinson. “There… Read more »

Read more

Could this be your perfect business?

Welcome to Bournemouth
by

Take advantage of this rare opportunity to invest in the well-run territory that covers Bournemouth and a number of the most popular seaside towns and villages in Dorset. With a current turn-over of £75k from a customer base of over 90 outlets, it has a strong National Account customer base consisting of Spar, BP Simply… Read more »

Read more

The Hope That Springs From Easter

Easter 1
by

“I challenge you to look at the designs in our two Easter 2019 ranges without feeling uplifted,” enthuses Card Connection’s Creative Director, Kelly Courtenay. “The positive sentiments just shine through!” The trend for sending cards at Easter time began way back in the 1890’s, firstly with postcards but then as greeting cards, when they became… Read more »

Read more

Showing Mum’s That We Care!

Snip Mum
by

Mums will always have a special place in our hearts, but on Mother’s Day, they have a special place in our wallets, too. Card Connection’s Managing Director, Michael Johnson explains: “Pound for pound, Euro for Euro, people spend more per card on average on Mother’s Day, than they do for Valentine’s or Father’s Day, so… Read more »

Read more