“Stuart has worked tirelessly to drive Card Connection’s sales over the years and his appointment is particularly appropriate,” confirms Michael Johnson, managing director, Card Connection.
“He has been very successful with National Accounts, at the same as time driving areas like innovative display equipment, POS, planned displays and the creation of seasonal greeting card packs and we are delighted that he will now manage our newly unified sales team."
Card Connection, which last year celebrated its 21st year in operation as a franchisor, is one of the UK’s largest card publishers and is the market leader in the franchised distribution of greeting cards. The business’ unique model of consignment sales has resulted in a strong brand and established reputation which has been proven over many years. Through its franchisees Card Connection supplies about 12,000 retailers throughout the UK.
Card Connection is part of UK Greetings, which is a subsidiary of American Greetings Inc., one of the largest greeting card publishers in the world and has limited vacancies for franchisees that are keen to run an expanding business. Since the franchise network in the UK is complete, the available opportunities now consist of acquiring an already-established territory from an existing franchisee. These vary in price according to their level of development, but start at £7k + Stock + Card Connection fee with earnings potential in excess of £50k per annum.