Greeting card publisher and franchisor Card Connection has announced the appointment of David McKee as dedicated business development manager for Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. Previously he was the company’s franchise manager for Scotland and Ireland but will now be solely focused on Card Connection’s four franchisees based in the ROI and two in Northern Ireland.
“Despite the tough economy, greeting card sales in Ireland remain strong and for the past few years Card Connection’s top selling and fastest-growing franchisee was from Ireland, so this is a key area for us,” explains David.
“My appointment as the dedicated business development manager for Ireland reflects the fact we are totally committed to support our franchisees in the region.
“I will be working to increase franchisees’ profitability further through account development, particularly managing national account relationships but also taking care of the strong independent retail sector too,” he continues. “Managing growth in terms of taking on new staff can also be challenging and so I will be helping franchisees successfully manage the new business we taken on.”