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Card Connection's latest franchise owners have hit the ground running in their first month of trading. Jess Thompson has become the latest franchise owner and taken over the Plymouth and Torquay area. Nic Hardy, who previously owned a garden centre business, has taken over the Brighton and Eastbourne region. Both are now responsible for delivering and merchandising Card Connection's extensive range of greeting cards and gifts to retailers in their regions.

Jess, a former newsagent proprietor, said: 'Before joining Card Connection I researched three greeting cards suppliers. However, I felt - from a retailer's perspective - that Card Connection offered the better range and quality of cards. After visiting Card Connection's head office, I also felt the company had the infrastructure in place to offer the support I required to set up and grow my new business.

'Card Connection's initial training was comprehensive and I am already keen to expand the potential of my territory further. I have certainly hit the ground running but will also be looking to Card Connection to help me obtain new customers to fuel a continued expansion drive.'

Andrew Cutler, Franchise and Sales Director for Card Connection, commented: 'Card Connection franchises remain some of the most popular in the industry. Our new franchise owners will now be able to take advantage of what is essentially a recession-proof business delivering a top quality product to the retail sector. We wish both our new franchise owners every success over the coming months and aim to provide the level of support which will enable them to maximise the profits of their respective businesses.'


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