Card Connection’s annual conference and franchise awards

The Card Connection franchisee for Dublin, Pat Blake was named the winner of Card Connection’s highly coveted Franchisee of the Year Award for achieving the highest sales of greeting cards across the 100 franchisees of the company. Pat stood out for his ability to plan and focus on expanding the franchisee he owned by acquiring the neighbouring Card Connection territory.

Close behind in second position was Joe Sweeny who owns the West of Ireland franchisee. This time the Emerald Isle came up ‘top trumps’. Both the winners have worked very hard in the last year to increase the sales and have set an excellent example for the whole Card Connection team.

Various other awards were given at the conference. David Roseweir from Scotland won the ‘Best Newcomer' award for his enthusiasm and commitment to increase the. Best Improver category award went to Dave & Di Tudor from Hereford & Worcester who have done a tremendous job of recruiting approximately 60 new retail outlets since February last year. John and Trish Andrew, North Wales franchisees were honoured with Heidi Sulley Commemorative Cup - a special award for team spirit and tenacity.