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Card Factory is the UK’s leading specialist retailer of greetings cards, gift dressings and associated gift and party products. They sell a variety of greeting cards, as well as gifts, gift bags, gift wrap, bows, ribbons, balloons, and much more. When it comes to special occasions, Card Factory is the place to go, whatever you need, they have got it wrapped up!
Their philosophy is simple, they aim to produce a wide range of quality cards and products at exceptional value. The majority of cards are priced at less than £1 and they are proud to say they have not put prices up in over 10 years. Card Factory was first established in 1997, opening their first store in Wakefield.
They have also established an online service through www.gettingpersonal.co.uk, retailing of personalised greetings cards and gifts. www.cardfactory.co.uk which offers a range of in-store products available to buy online, they design, print and produce the vast majority of greeting cards at their facilities in the UK.
Since 2006, Card Factory has been supporting Macmillian Cancer Support and have raised over £3 million for the cause. An incredible achievement, made possible by the fantastic efforts of Card Factory staff and customers.
Card Factory successfully run over 850 stores across the UK with consistent growth year on year. On average they have opened over 50 stores a year over the past 10 years, with plans to open more stores across the UK in the future.
A highly engaged workforce of over 6,500 employees (plus an additional 6,000+ seasonal staff) helps to make all of this possible. At Card Factory the employees are committed to customer service; making the retailer the most welcoming place on the high street.
In regards to development within Card Factory, this business is committed to providing training and development to their staff across all levels. Many people joined the business as Customer Assistants and are now in charge of their own stores or even Area Managers.
Why work for us?
As the UK’s largest, independent greeting cards, the business is really thriving.
They can offer job security and great career progression at their Head Office, in stores or out in the field. Growing consistently, Card Factory is in a position to provide local people with local jobs and deliver quality products at affordable prices in the heart of the countries towns and cities.
As well as being progressive, exciting and a friendly retailer, Card Factory recognise and rewards employee’s commitment and determination with competitive packages. Additionally, the company is ambitious, passionate and forward thinking with a management style that is open and honest, encouraging individuals to contribute to the business at every level.