Card Connection

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Card Connection

Greeting from the bright side of business life!

We are the No.1 greeting card franchise in the UK. Our business opportunity is perfect for individuals who are looking for a good work/life balance and an enjoyable way to make money. Card Connection was established nearly twenty years ago and has become one of the largest greeting cards publishers in the UK.

The Card Connection franchise concept is your opportunity to buy into a large, established company and a tried and tested business idea. Our customers come from all kinds of business sectors, including sub post offices, convenience stores, staff restaurants in large offices, and petrol station forecourts. 

Our wide range of more than 1200 premium quality greeting card includes cards for every occasion, style, and taste. Our product range also includes gift wrappings and a selection of small “impulse buy” presents. Franchisees have also started to supply Voltz energy drink to their customers. Currently, we want to expand - with you!

Franchise concept

Our unique concept

Starting your own Card Connection franchise, could completely change your lifestyle. Our franchisees are their own boss with all the benefits and the flexibility of business ownership - but with the support, knowledge and back up of a large, established organization behind them. To run a Card Connection franchise business, you will need only very little overheads, including a liveried vans, a small storage unit, and a small staff to for merchandising and packing.

You will be awarded your own, protected territory including a large customer base. We offer you an immediate income and access to our unique portfolio of greeting cards on a consignment basis. Our franchisees tend to visit their customers within their exclusive territory on a monthly basis.

Our franchisees place greeting cards in outlets, based on consignment. Retailers never have to pay upfront. They will always choose Card Connection, because with us, they only pay for what they sell. Our franchise opportunity is a hassle-free, tried and tested system without the need for initial cash outlay for your retailers.

We believe that developing our franchise network is essential to the success of our brand. In addition to an annual conference, we hold regular meetings throughout the year, and distribute a weekly newsletter to ensure that we have the information required to develop the business together.

A wide support network means you will be assigned your own Franchise Manager who will work closely with you on developing your business.

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What we are looking for

You're interested in becoming a member of the Card Connection family? You do not need any previous retail experience as training at our head office covers all aspects of running your franchise business.

But, the ideal Card Connection candidate can demonstrate previous management experience, which will be necessary to operate a warehouse, manage your small team, and coordinate your vans on the road. Contact us now! Card Connection has currently limited vacancies for franchisees in the UK.

News

17.08.2012

Card Connection franchisee reaches the final of the bfa HSBC Franchisee of the Year Awards 2012

Card Connection has announced that its franchisee Gabriel McGeown has been named as finalist for Scotland Northern Ireland in the 2012 bfa HSBC Franchisee of the Year Awards, supported by Express ... » Read more


10.07.2012

Card Connection expands its management team

Card Connection, a leading greeting card publisher and franchisor, has announced that it has recruited a new business development manager for the South East. According to the information provided, ... » Read more


01.06.2012

Second consecutive win for Card Connection’s Franchisee of the Year

Card Connection, one of the UK's leading greeting card publishers and franchisors, announced recently that Irish franchisee, Gabriel McGeown, was presented with its ‘Franchisee of the Year' award f... » Read more


18.02.2012

Card Connection franchisee expands his territory

Card Connection, a leading greeting card publisher and franchisor, has announced that Latif Twigeri, franchisee for the Farnham and surrounding area, has expanded his territory to include Kingston ... » Read more


21.12.2011

Franchisee survey reveals Card Connection’s strength is in product range & design

Card Connection, one of the UK’s leading greeting card publishers and franchisors, has announced that the majority of its franchisees (87% of respondents from a recent satisfaction survey), are ‘sa... » Read more


22.11.2011

Card Connection appoints new franchise manager for the South East

Card Connection, one of the UK’s leading greeting card publisher and franchisors, has announced that it has selected a new franchise manager, Scott Gibson, for the South East region, covering Leice... » Read more


21.08.2011

Card Connection supplies largest franchised range of greetings cards

Card Connection, one of the UK’s leading greeting card publishers and franchisors, has announced that it can now supply the largest range of greetings cards available through its franchised distrib... » Read more


31.07.2011

New Card Connection franchisee takes over the Dublin area

Card Connection, one of the leading greeting card publishers and franchisors in the UK and Ireland, announced recently that Simon Linscheid has taken over the company's Dublin territory. According ... » Read more


28.04.2011

Card Connection’s former IT manager takes on franchise

Card Connection, one of the UK’s leading greeting card publishers and franchisors, announced recently that its IT manager of ten years, John Byett, has taken over as franchisee for the Basingstoke ... » Read more


12.02.2011

Card Connection franchisees to supply WHSmith Travel

Card Connection, one of the UK’s leading greeting card publishers and franchisors, announced recently that it has won the contract to supply all WHSmith Travel's motorway service outlets throughout... » Read more


18.11.2010

Card Connection launches new Christmas range

Card Connection, one of the UK’s leading greeting card publishers and franchisors, has announced the launch of its Christmas range for 2010. According to the information provided, the brand new sel... » Read more


17.09.2010

Card Connection franchisees named as BFA Award finalists

Card Connection, a leading UK greeting card publisher and franchisor, has announced that Andy and Vicki Thompson, Card Connection franchisees for Sunderland and Durham region have been named as reg... » Read more


13.08.2010

Card Connection quadruples in size within past ten years

Card Connection, a leading greeting card publisher and franchisor, has announced that the company has quadrupled in size within the past ten years. The latest figures revealed at the company's rece... » Read more


27.06.2010

Card Connection appoints new Senior Creative Manager

Card Connection, one of the UK’s leading greeting card publishers and franchisors, has announced the appointment of a new senior creative director. According to the information provided, Kelly Cour... » Read more


25.05.2010

Card Connection franchisees recognised for outstanding performance

Card Connection, a leading greeting card publisher and franchisor, has announced that it recognised its best franchisees at its annual conference held in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire. Accor... » Read more


08.04.2010

Card Connection launches ‘limited’ product range

Card Connection, a leading greeting card publisher and franchisor, has announced the first in a series of ‘limited' gift products. Well known for supplying its greeting cards to retailers through 8... » Read more


07.03.2010

Card Connection extends its range

Card Connection, one of the UK’s leading greeting card publishers and franchisors, has announced it is to expand its popular high-end Santé range. According to the information provided, 12 new gree... » Read more


15.01.2010

Card Connection launches its Cardfetti

Card Connection, a leading greeting card publisher and franchisor, has announced the launch of its new product, Cardfetti. Created in conjunction with UK Greetings' gifting division, Cardfetti, are... » Read more


17.12.2009

Card Connection franchisees expand territory in time for Christmas

Last month, Card Connection, a leading greeting card publisher and franchisor, announced that its franchisees, Dave and Di Tudor, have expanded their Hereford and Worcestershire territory to includ... » Read more


23.11.2009

Card Connection franchisee wins top award for fifth time

Last month, Card Connection, a leading greeting card publisher and franchisor, announced that Joe Sweeny, its franchisee for the West of Ireland, has been named the winner of its Franchisee of the ... » Read more


24.10.2009

Card Connection and Voltz Energy Drink team up

Card Connection, a leading greeting card publisher and franchisor, has announced that it has signed an agreement with energy drink supplier, Voltz. As a result, the Voltz energy drink brand will no... » Read more


17.09.2009

Card Connection appoints new Managing Director

Card Connection, a leading greeting card publisher and franchisor, announced last month that it has appointed former finance and operations director, Michael Johnson, as its new managing director. ... » Read more


30.08.2009

Card Connection franchisees increase sales by 20%

Card Connection, a leading greeting card publisher and franchisor, announced recently that its franchisee Andy Thompson and his partner Vicki have seen their sales grow by 20% compared with last ye... » Read more


04.07.2009

Card Connection’s Kent franchisees enjoy growth in sales

Card Connection, a leading greeting card publisher and franchisor, announced recently that its Kent franchisees have seen their trading up 27%. According to the information provided, franchisee, Ja... » Read more


13.12.2008

Card Connection launches its new product ‘Gemz’

Card Connection, a leading greeting card publisher and franchisor, recently announced the launch of Gemz – a range of semi-precious gemstones incorporated into various themed gifts including bracel... » Read more


30.10.2008

Card Connection’s new Irish franchisee ready for business

The Card Connection franchise announced recently that Gabriel McGeown has been appointed as its new Irish franchisee. According to the information provided, Gabriel has bought the Armagh and South ... » Read more


04.10.2008

Dublin-based Card Connection franchisee achieves highest ever unit sales

In a recent press release, Card Connection, a leading greeting card publisher and franchisor in the UK and Ireland, has announced that Pat Blake, franchisee for Dublin, has just achieved the highes... » Read more


24.09.2008

Card Connection franchisee doubles size of business

Card Connection, a leading greeting card publisher and franchisor in the UK and Ireland, announced recently that Andy Thomson, its franchisee for the Sunderland and Durham region, has succeeded in ... » Read more


29.08.2008

Card Connection launches new management-focused strategy

Card Connection, a leading greeting card publisher and franchisor in the UK and Ireland, has recently announced that it has launched a new management-focused business strategy to help its franchise... » Read more


14.08.2008

Innovative greeting card designs launched by Card Connection

Card Connection, a leading greeting card publisher and franchisor in the UK and Ireland, has recently launched two new groups of innovative cards: Licensed Character cards and Flashing Badge Format... » Read more


25.06.2008

Ireland is the winner at Card Connection’s franchisee awards

Card Connection, a leading greeting card publisher and franchisor in the UK and Ireland, has announced that Pat Blake, Card Connection franchisee for Dublin, has been named the winner of its Franch... » Read more


06.06.2008

Card Connection franchisees rewarded for referrals

Card Connection, a leading greeting card publisher and franchisor in the UK and Ireland, has announced that four of its UK franchisees have been rewarded with a £500 cash lump sum because friends o... » Read more


21.05.2008

Card Connection franchisee doubles size of business

Card Connection, a leading greeting card publisher and franchisor in the UK and Ireland, has announced that its Chelmsford franchisee, Paul Davis, has doubled the size of his business by acquiring ... » Read more


06.05.2008

Card Connection franchisees improve productivity through introduction of electronic hand-held terminals

Card Connection, a leading greeting card publisher and franchisor in the UK and Ireland, has announced that a number of its franchisees have succeeded in increasing their productivity by up to 20% ... » Read more


14.04.2008

Card Connection becomes part of UK Greetings Ltd

Card Connection, a leading greeting card publisher and franchisor in the UK and Ireland, has announced that it became part of UK Greetings Limited on 26th March 2008. According to the information p... » Read more


28.03.2008

Card Connection celebrates sixteen years of business

The greeting card publisher and franchisor, Card Connection, is currently celebrating its sixteenth successful year in business. Robina Every, managing director at Card Connection, has described th... » Read more


17.03.2008

Card Connection expands its selection of handmade cards

Card Connection, a leading greeting card publisher and franchisor in the UK and Ireland, has announced that it has extended its Handmade design range. According to the information provided, it has ... » Read more


29.02.2008

Card Connection appoints a new senior franchise manager

Card Connection, a leading greeting card publisher and franchisor in the UK and Ireland, has announced that it has appointed Darren Bull as its new senior franchise manager. Darren Bull, who had pr... » Read more


18.02.2008

Card Connection is proving to be very popular

Card Connection, a leading greeting card publisher and franchisor in the UK and Ireland, has announced it has taken on 14 new franchisees to run territories in the UK and Ireland over the last six ... » Read more


18.01.2008

A new Sales & Franchise Director at Card Connection

Card Connection, a leading greeting card publisher and franchisor in the UK and Ireland, announced last week that it has appointed David Whelan as the company’s new sales franchise director. His o... » Read more


29.12.2007

Card Connection introduces its new franchisee for Croydon

Card Connection, a leading greeting card publisher and franchisor in the UK and Ireland, has announced that it has appointed a new franchisee for the Croydon region. The new franchisee, Richard Ben... » Read more


18.12.2007

Card Connection with a new range of Christmas gifts

In a recent press release, Card Connection, a leading greeting card publisher and franchisor in the UK and Ireland, has announced that it has launched a new selection of seasonal gifts to add to it... » Read more


02.10.2007

Card Connection launches a new design of card

In a recent press release, Card Connection, a leading greeting card publisher and franchisor in the UK and Ireland, has announced that it has launched a selection of Tall humorous greeting cards. T... » Read more


18.09.2007

Card Connection appoints a new managing director

Last week Card Connection, a leading greeting card publisher and franchisor in the UK and Ireland, announced that it has appointed Robina Every to be its new managing director. Ms Every, who will b... » Read more


24.08.2007

Card Connection continues to expand its network

Last month, Card Connection, a leading greeting card publisher and franchisor in the UK and Ireland, welcomed two more franchisees to its greeting card operation, namely Kuljit Jandoo who is taking... » Read more

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