Card Connection Announces Franchisee Of The Year

Irish Franchise Magazine:

Greeting card distributor and publisher Card Connection has presented its ‘Franchisee of the Year award 2008’ to Pat Blake who owns the Dublin territory. Pat won the award for achieving the highest level of sales in the network and for expanding his territory size to encompass North and South Dublin. The award was part of an award ceremony held at Card Connection’s annual conference in Warwickshire.

Card Connection Managing Director, Robina Every comments: “With Pat winning and Joe Sweeny for the West of Ireland, coming in a close second, the Emerald Isle really did come up ‘top trumps’ when the results were finalised. Both Pat and Joe have worked very hard over the past year and are an excellent example to the whole team, illustrating how such a high level of success can be achieved in their businesses.

“However, one way that Pat stands out is how he has focused on expanding his franchise through the acquisition of a neighbouring Card Connection territory. We are seeing a growing trend where our existing franchisees are snapping up neighbouring territories if they become available. In this way our most successful franchisees are now those who manage the business while employing staff to merchandise and distribute the greeting card ranges.

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