May 13, 2014 // Franchising.com // Leading greeting card publisher and franchisor, Card Connection, has announced that Stuart West has been appointed as its Sales Director. Stuart who has worked for Card Connection for 16 years, will now lead both field sales and National Accounts from Card Connection’s headquarters in Farnham, Surrey.
"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.
For further information please see: www.card-connection.co.uk Territories currently available include: Devon, Dorset, Plymouth, Southend-on-Sea, Manchester, Kingston Upon Hull, Cardiff and Southport/Wigan and Ayr/Kilmarnock.
Card Connection is one of the UK’s most successful card publishers and is the market leader in the franchised distribution of greeting cards.
The company was established in 1992 and became a Full Member of the British Franchise Association in 1995. It now distributes greeting cards to around 12,000 outlets through its network of 68 franchisees. www.card-connection.co.uk
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