Card Factory

  • Business Name: Card Factory
  • Head Office Number: 0844 453 0220
  • Opening Times: 9am-5.30pm, Monday to Friday
  • Head Office Address: Card Factory Head Office, Century House, Brunel Road, Wakefield 41 Industrial Estate, Wakefield, WF20XG
  • Website: www.cardfactory.co.uk

Card Factory Head Office Contact Number - 0844 826 8595

 

Card Factory Connection Numbers:

Card Factory Number
Head Office 0844 453 0220
Complaints 0843 208 5538
Customer services 0843 208 5540
Jobs 0843 208 5541
Store Locator 0843 208 5542
Balloons 0843 208 5543

By calling the above numbers, we can connect you to those Card Factory departments. All calls to this number cost 7 pence per minute, plus your telephone network access charge. Please note we are not associated with any of the companies listed on this website. We offer a call connection service.

Card Factory Head Office Opening Hours

Department Opening Hours
Head Office 9am-5.30pm, Monday to Friday

The Card Factory Head Office Address

Department Head Office
Head Office
Card Factory Head Office
Century House
Brunel Road
Wakefield 41 Industrial Estate
Wakefield
WF20XG

Card Factory Head Office FAQs

Where is the Card Factory?
When does Card Factory open?
What does Card Factory sell?

About Card Factory – 0844 453 0220

Dean Hoyle, the founder of the Card Factory, left school at sixteen years old without a single qualification to his name, being, in his own words “far, far more interested in football.” He took his first foray into selling cards with his entrepreneurial and business-savvy wife Janet, beginning in 1993 by buying greetings cards wholesale and selling them from the back of his van at car boot sales and public open-air events where he could park up and get to work.

By 1997, the enterprising couple had opened their first physical storefront, under the watchful eye of their holding company Sportswift Ltd. They deliberately and shrewdly chose secondary retail locations over the more desirable and hotly contested primary retail locations – a decision made because it was cheaper and more in line with their business model. After successfully spreading to a number of physical locations, the couple specialised within their company in order to fully play to their strengths. Janet founded and chaired Card Factory’s internal design board and printing department, while Dean focused all his efforts on expanding their new business, setting himself to target 500 stores as his ultimate goal. This separation of duties and focus on cheaper retail locations gave Card Factory an immediate price advantage over its closest rivals, such as Hallmark and Clintons, allowing them to take progressively slimmer profit margins and keep their prices the same for over ten years, while their rivals are forced to increase their prices.

After their initial successes, the couple built a board of directors to help with their expansion, including Keith Pacey, the Chairman of Maplin, Richard Hayes, the Managing Director of Card Factory, Chris Beck, their Commercial Director, previously of Grant Thornton, and Darren Bryant, their Finance Director, previously of Price-Waterhouse-Coopers.

On November 28th, 2008, Card Factory continued its aggressive expansion with the assimilation of 80 stores from the failed greetings card rival Celebrations Group, which traded as two stores – Card Warehouse and Cardfair. However, this was not a strike against Celebrations Group – it was, in fact, a rescue package, and the buy-over saved over 500 jobs.

Dean and Janet Hoyle put their company up for sale in January of 2010, and on 8th April of the same year Charterhouse completed the £350 million purchase. With the money raised from selling Card Factory, Dean Hoyle later bought Huddersfield Town F.C.

Card Factory went on to buy gettingpersonal.co.uk for an undisclosed amount of money, and was floated on the London Stock Exchange for the first time in May 2014.

The Card Factory Jobs – 0843 208 5541

The Card Factory currently employs around 6,500 people, mostly as front-of-house staff in their stores. However, they also employ artists and designers for their cards, stylists, writers and photographers, who help to put the end product together, and developed marketing teams, corporate managers, financial managers and accountants, customer service staff and public relations employees.

In addition to this are the warehouse staff, logistics coordinators, drivers and heavy plant operators, and the retail staff and managers of the actual stores. If you are interested in a job with Card Factory, you can make an application online or in store – or can call the head office on 0843 208 5541 to apply directly to the head office, or seek more information on available positions.

This number is available from 9am to 5.30pm during the week, and connects you directly to the head office itself, where you can speak to corporate staff and either make a direct application or seek more information to allow you a more strategic approach to gaining that sweet, sweet Card Factory job.

Card Factory Opening Times – 0844 453 0220

Individual Card Factories will be open at varying times – dependent on local zoning laws, the demands of their host mall if they are part of a shopping complex, and the viability of different opening times. If you use the Card Factory Store Locator (a cunning online service allowing one to effortlessly locate the physical premises of Card Factories the world over, detailed below) you’ll be able to see not only the location (as specified in the name) but indeed the opening times of the store in question!

If that doesn’t work, you can call the store and ask, or, failing that, call the head office on 0844 453 0220 and talk to the experts there. Every head office customer services team member is trained to provide information required by callers – and the card factory opening times are only the tip of the iceberg for what they know. The card factory head office staff can provide information on cards and licenced properties like The Avengers or Frozen, which are featured on their cards, as well as information on individual stores and ranges, sales and events coming up. You’ll be able to ask them anything about the company – as they are connected to the most comprehensive Card Factory company database in the world, they’ll be able to answer you easily.

Card Factory Store Locator – 0843 208 5542

If you need to find your nearest Card Factory, you have three options – Google Maps, that ever present juggernaut of modern navigation, and potentially the tracker of our every move, if certain conspiracy theorists are to be believed; calling the Card Factory head office on 0843 208 5542 which is always available and staffed with company executives and head office experts, connected to the best Card Factory com

Card Factory Balloons – 0843 208 5543

Along with cards and small gifts, Card Factory also sell large themed helium balloons which you can have inflated for you in store, or order online and have sent to your address of choice. These balloons are perfect for birthdays, weddings or engagement parties and can be arranged into balloon bouquets for a very reasonable price. If you have any questions about ordering or arranging the delivery of a balloon bouquet then you can call 0843 208 5543 where someone will be happy to answer any balloon-themed questions you might have.

Card Factory FAQs

Where is the Card Factory?

If you need to find your nearest Card Factory, you have three options – Google Maps, that ever present juggernaut of modern navigation, and potentially the tracker of our every move, if certain conspiracy theorists are to be believed; calling the Card Factory store locator number on 0843 208 5542 which is always available and staffed with company executives and head office experts, connected to the best Card Factory computer.

When does the Card Factory open?

Individual Card Factories will be open at varying times – dependent on local zoning laws, the demands of their host mall if they are part of a shopping complex, and the viability of different opening times. If you use the Card Factory Store Locator (a cunning online service allowing one to effortlessly locate the physical premises of Card Factories the world over, detailed below) you’ll be able to see not only the location (as specified in the name) but indeed the opening times of the store in question!

If that doesn’t work, you can call the store and ask, or, failing that, call the head office on 0844 453 0220 and talk to the experts there. Every head office customer services team member is trained to provide information required by callers – and the card factory opening times are only the tip of the iceberg for what they know. The card factory head office staff can provide information on cards and licenced properties like The Avengers or Frozen, which are featured on their cards, as well as information on individual stores and ranges, sales and events coming up. You’ll be able to ask them anything about the company – as they are connected to the most comprehensive Card Factory company database in the world, they’ll be able to answer you easily.

What does Card Factory sell?

Card Factory sells, among other things, cards.

It sells a wide range of greetings cards and seasonal cards, postcards, envelopes and festive decorations. Sometimes a Card Factory will be decked out in seasonal decorations and birthday party gear – if that is the case, assume that card factory also sells decorations and birthday paraphernalia.

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