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Greeting card publisher and franchisor Card Connection has recruited a new franchise owner for the Bournemouth and Dorset area. Former petrol forecourt manager Andy Burchell has taken over some 130 retail accounts and will deliver and merchandise Card Connection's extensive range of quality greeting cards and gifts to the outlets on a consignment basis.

"I've already enjoyed the flexibility of being self employed, and the opportunity to buy a Card Connection franchise really appealed to me," explained Andy.

"Card Connection's product range of around 1,200 greeting card designs is excellent, and from experience I know it's well received. I'm keen to grow my business by introducing more retailers in my territory to these quality products."

Card Connection is one of the UK's largest card publishers and is the market leader in the franchised distribution of greeting cards. The award-winning merchandising service provided to retailers by local franchise owners is second to none and has established the company's excellent reputation - especially within the convenience sector.

Card Connection has limited vacancies for franchise owners keen to run expanding businesses. Successful candidates will ideally have some management experience as, once established, they are expected to employ a small team, operate a warehouse and have several liveried vans on the road.

Due to the fact that the franchise networks in the UK and Ireland are complete, available opportunities now consist of acquiring an already-established territory from an existing franchise owner. These vary in price according to the level of development, but start at £20,000 (plus stock) with earnings potential in excess of £50,000 per annum.


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