Card Connection has appointed Simon Hanna as its new senior franchise manager. Described as a ‘Cardie’ due to his 24 years in the greeting card industry, Hanna, will be responsible for helping Card Connection’s team of 70 franchisees to grow the profitability of their respective businesses.
“I will be providing practical help to assist franchisees develop and optimise their operations,” confirms Hanna. “My focus will be expanding the products into new and innovative retail channels as well as further increasing sales within existing stores,” he explained.
Andrew Cutler, sales and franchise director of Card Connection, said: “Simon is keen to share his wealth of experience gained at the likes of Fine Art Developments PLC (later bought by Hallmark), Busquets and Garlanna and he understands the challenges and rewards of self employment as he ran his own card and gift shop for six years. We are delighted to welcome him to the team and look forward to our franchisees benefiting from his extensive expertise.”
Prior to joining Card Connection, Simon Hanna has also worked at Pluscards, The Hand Crafted Card Company as a sales consultant, and as the greeting card category manager for stationery and toy distributor Magson of York. He has also been a council member of the Greeting Card Association (GCA) for several years.