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Charles Spencer

Sales Manager

Charles has built his career in the greeting card industry since 1988, for top publishers Hallmark Cards, Andrew Brownsword and Carte Blanche Greetings, prior to that he worked within retail management at WH Smiths.

Starting out as a sales representative, Charles managed several territories in the UK for Andrew Brownsword and after 5 successful years was promoted to the Regional Sales Management role and managed a variety of teams of sales reps, covering the whole of the UK & Ireland independent account base.

Charles joined Carte Blanche Greetings in 2001 fulfilling many roles including Regional Sales Manager, Clinton Cards Account manager, Product Development, Sales Training and Key Account Manager.

With an excellent track record of helping others to achieve their goals within the greeting card industry, Charles is very much looking forward to working with OPC to grow its market share and top line revenues.


 Jo Astles
Creative Manager

Jo heads up our creative team developing successful, innovative, new product.

Having worked her way up from junior designer she has gained valuable experience of the greeting card industry from design to production.

Jo joined OPC in September 2005 after studying graphic design at university.


Dawn Hammond
Regional Business Development Manager

Dawn joins OPC following a long and varied career in Sales, having worked for blue chip companies such as Mars, Coca Cola Schweppes and Proctor and Gamble.

In 2004 she joined Carlton Cards who later merged with Gibson Hanson Graphics to become U.K.Greetings, where she managed both Merchandising and Sales Teams in Multi National, National and Independent Accounts. 

Dawn also has experience of running a small successful business along with her daughter and understands the need to provide excellent customer service with a reliable quality product.

She is passionate about the card industry and is skilled in training, coaching and team building to achieve growth across all areas.


 Paul Clarke, Lincoln
“Initially my territory was very underdeveloped. I saw the potential and it appealed to me because I could build on myself. I have extended my franchise agreement and am really happy running my OPC franchise.”
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