December 10, 2007 // Franchising.com // : Leading greeting card publisher and franchisor, Card Connection, has announced today it has appointed a new franchisee for the Croydon region.
Richard Bennett who has recently taken over the territory is now responsible for distributing Card Connection's extensive range of quality greeting cards and gifts to retail outlets within the area.
"We are delighted that Richard has bought the Card Connection Croydon territory," confirms Robina Every, managing director of Card Connection. "He has many years experience working in a corporate banking environment as well as in direct display marketing. This combined with his energy and enthusiasm to run his own business will ensure he is well placed to run a particularly profitable enterprise."
"I was attracted to the greeting card franchise market from the start," explains Richard Bennett, Card Connection franchisee for Croydon "However, from the four card companies I met with, Card Connection's people and its professional approach to business stood head and shoulders above the rest. I was also impressed with the quality and range of the product which is constantly updated and has a broad appeal to both consumers and retailers alike."
A full member of the British Franchise Association, Card Connection's network of franchisees specialise in supplying greeting cards on a consignment basis to over 16,000 retail outlets countrywide. Customers include convenience stores, sub post offices and petrol station forecourts as well as numerous national accounts which include the likes of Welcome Break, Somerfield, Budgens, Londis, Spar and Shell.
"At Card Connection, our franchises continue to prove to be very popular," confirms Every. "This is due to the quality of our merchandise and also because we are consistently focused on providing the highest level of support and back-up services to our valued franchisees. As a result, our franchisees are running some of the most profitable businesses within the industry."
Card Connection franchises start from £20,000 (plus stock) with earnings potential in excess of £50,000 per annum. For further information about available franchises please visit: www.card-connection.co.uk