The Original Poster Company (OPC) is pleased to announce that OPC franchisee Janet Green and National Account Manager Kim Richardson are both finalists in the 2013 Encouraging Women Into Franchising (EWIF) Awards in their respective categories.
OPC is the world’s leading greeting card distribution franchise and its franchise network has had complete UK coverage for over 20 years.
Janet has been nominated for New Woman Franchisee of the Year 2013. One of the reasons Janet is so successful as a franchisee is that she is always eager to ensure that her customers benefit from new card designs and ranges and, as a result, has significantly increased her overall sales.
Kim is a finalist in the Woman Franchisor Employee of the Year 2013. She has managed to achieve a great deal for OPC’s UK and Irish franchise network during 2012. She has helped the OPC franchisee network achieve a 19% increase on 2011 National Account (NA) sales which also meant that she increased the number of NA stores trading with OPC franchisees in 2012 by 25%.
Mark Thompson, Managing Director at OPC, is extremely proud of both of their achievements, “I’m looking forward to accompanying Janet and Kim to the award ceremony in London on the 16th May and would like to wish all the finalists the best of luck!”
Some OPC franchisees are now selling their existing territories as they retire or move on to new business opportunities, creating huge potential for new owners to step in!