Leading greeting card publisher and franchisor, Card Connection, has appointed Iona Binfield as its new Operations Manager following the recent retirement of Sandra Pavitt after 12 years’ service.
Michael Johnson, managing director, Card Connection commented: “Iona has worked in Card Connection’s operations department for five years now, so is extremely well placed to take over as manager. We have every confidence that Iona’s enthusiasm and appetite for progression will ensure a smooth and swift transition into her new role.”
“I have some big shoes to fill as Sandra Pavitt successfully looked after Card Connection’s operations for many years,” confirms Iona. “However, I’m very much looking forward to taking up the challenge and supporting the business and our network of franchisees across the UK moving forwards.”
Prior to joining Card Connection in 2012, Iona worked in various organisations, including most recently at a Surrey based Interior Design Company and retailer (Evitavonni) in an operations role.
Card Connection which is this year is celebrating 25 years as a franchisor, is part of UK Greetings, which is a subsidiary of American Greetings Inc., one of the largest greetings card publishers in the world. Since the franchise network in the UK and Ireland is complete, the available opportunities for franchisees joining the network 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 £12,5k + Stock + Card Connection fee with earnings potential in excess of £50k per annum.
Territories currently available include: Brighton, Exeter, Plymouth, Bath, Northampton, Liverpool, Macclesfield, Stoke-on-Trent, Middlesbrough, Fife, Stirling and South West Ireland.
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