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It’s a Hat Trick! OPC celebrates 3rd resale in 2017

28 Feb 2017

If you’ve been following our recent successes, you’ll know that we welcomed the dynamic Team Aujla in January to the Birmingham/Bromsgrove territory, and the lovely Beverley Potts to the Teeside/Durham territory in February. Now we have another additi
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OPC Franchisees report bumper Christmas greeting cards sales

17 Feb 2017

In 2015 the value of the greetings card market in the UK alone was £1.7 billion with an estimated 900 million Christmas cards sold in boxes and packs, worth a staggering £200 million, (GCA Report 2016).
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OPC welcomes Jonathan Gilbert, National Accounts Manager

16 Feb 2017

Please join us in extending our very best wishes to Kim Richardson, our current National Accounts Manager, who has decided to take early retirement from OPC on 1 March.
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OPC continues enjoying exciting start to 2017 with yet another new franchisee

15 Feb 2017

What a start to the year! We just finished settling the Aujla Team in place in Birmingham and we’re off to Teeside/Durham to welcome the lovely Beverley Potts into the OPC greeting cards family!
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New Year sees dynamic duo welcomed into the OPC family

13 Jan 2017

“Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much” - Helen Keller Nothing illustrates this quote more than Team Aujla – a hard-working, exceptionally busy couple who are off to a flying start with their newly acquired Birmingham Bromsgrove t
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Cathay Investments purchases The Original Poster Company

09 Jan 2017

Cathay Investments 2 Limited (Cathay) purchases The Original Poster Company Limited (OPC), a producer and distributor of greetings cards.
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Jill Jeffery, OPC Reading shares her journey on why she became an OPC Franchisee

05 Dec 2016

My husband and I bought this franchise over 15 years ago, when things were very different to how they are now. We wanted a business that I could run which provided enough flexibility for me to be around for the children when they needed me.
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OPC Franchisees Reap the Benefits of New Systems

15 Aug 2016

We tweeted at the beginning of this year that there were exciting things happening in 2016 at The Original Poster Company (OPC) and what a year it’s turning out to be.
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Amy's journey with OPC so far …

17 Jun 2016

I can hardly believe how fast the time has gone since I’ve joined The Original Poster Company (OPC) greeting card franchise as Business Development Manager (BDM) for the Southern Region.
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New Cloud and iPad based system for OPC

12 May 2016

OPC are very pleased to announce the launch of the new ConsignPak and FAST operating systems for our UK franchisees.
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Celebrating good news this Spring at OPC Greeting Cards!

10 May 2016

Franchise expansion, new franchisees, new iPad based technology - it's all happening here at OPC greeting cards this Spring!
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Ryan Cutler, our youngest franchisee shares his 25th birthday with OPC

01 Apr 2016

We turned 25 on the 7th February and Ryan Cutler, an OPC franchisee, turned 25 the following day making Ryan not only the same age as OPC but the youngest franchisee in the OPC greeting cards network AND he owns 2 territories!
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Happy 25th Birthday OPC

04 Feb 2016

The Original Poster Company Ltd (OPC) celebrates 25 years as the world's leading distributor in greeting cards.
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OPC welcomes new Regional BDM

09 Dec 2015

Please join us in giving a warm welcome to Amy Aldis, our new Regional Business Development Manager.
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OPC Greeting Cards Franchise welcomes new franchisee for East Kent area

16 Nov 2015

The OPC team is very excited to have Judit Folinek, OPC East Kent, join our greeting cards franchise. Judit takes over from Grant and Linda Gibson who will be taking up management of our new distribution opportunity in the Middle East.
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OPC releases Wishes and Life!

06 Nov 2015

Our highly skilled and talented Design Team, who conduct regular market research, have released two new product ranges recently: Wishes and Life.
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OPC Italy renews its Master Franchise Agreement

20 Oct 2015

Mark Thompson, MD announced with great pleasure the renewal of the Master Franchise Agreement for Italy, between The Original Poster Company Ltd and Dif & Co. Srl and Luca Fumagalli, in August 2015.
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Franchise Couple expand with purchase of 2nd Territory

09 Oct 2015

Paul Hodgkinson and Ione Brown purchased their first Original Poster Company (OPC) franchise in early 2014. Now, almost 18 months later, they have done it again and purchased their second territory.
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New greeting cards range!

17 Aug 2015

OPC proudly introduces Wishes - a new, stylish, traditional/ contemporary verse range.
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You can hear a smile!

07 Aug 2015

If you've had reason to call our switchboard, you would have been greeted by a cheery voice wishing you a good morning or afternoon and enquiring as to how they may help you?
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A big welcome to the Welsh Family!

30 Jul 2015

Please join us in welcoming Steven, Tracey and Eleanor Welsh to the OPC franchise network.
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David and Michelle - Our journey with OPC

22 Jun 2015

It started towards the end of 2011. I had been a deputy head teacher of a large comprehensive school for many years. The school was affected by reduced pupil numbers and, consequently, a reduced budget for the third consecutive year. I had the u
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OPC holds Regional Franchisee Meetings

03 Jun 2015

The OPC franchise network recently attended the annual regional meetings around the country.
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OPC Cards welcomes new franchisee

28 May 2015

For almost as long as OPC has been in existence, Ken Beilby had worked for the same turf production company. It was time for a change.
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Interview with Mark Thompson, MD OPC

22 Apr 2015

As OPC Support Office looks forward to welcoming our franchisees to the Annual Regional Meetings to be held across the UK in May, we take a moment to introduce you to our MD, Mark Thompson and share his thoughts on franchising and his time with OPC.
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Retailer Spotlight – Costcutter, Epsom Surrey

24 Mar 2015

Since 2012 dual territory franchisees Michael & Claire Welham, (Kingston/Twickenham & SW London), have been working closely with Sue & Nithy Nithyanandan, Costcutter, Epsom, providing locals with access to our high quality greeting cards.
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OPC attends biggest franchise expo in Paris

20 Mar 2015

OPC is delighted to announce their participation at this year’s Franchise Expo Paris which will be held at Porte de Versailles from Sunday 22nd to Wednesday 25th March 2015.
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On-going support is what attracted Penny Scott to franchising with OPC

03 Feb 2015

Penny decided she wanted to continue working with greeting cards and after seeing all the back-up and support franchising OPC could offer her, she decided to purchase the Cambridge territory.
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Long-term franchisee shares 14 years experience and future plans

13 Jan 2015

The challenges of running an OPC franchise have been varied for Angela over the past 14 years but they are no different to those experienced by the majority of successful business owners. Find out how Angela managed her franchise and her future plans.
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Mark Quinlan, OPC franchisee offers some sound advice

15 Dec 2014

Before purchasing the Huddersfield greeting card franchise territory from The Original Poster Company (OPC) in 2009, Mark Quinlan had been in retail management for over 20 years working in fast food, supermarkets and department stores.
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OPC welcomes new Bath Bristol franchisee to its network

04 Nov 2014

The Original Poster Company (OPC) has extended a warm welcome to the latest franchisee to join its successful international greetings card network.
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An Interview with our Chairman, Simon Warren-Gash

03 Nov 2014

Following a successful career spanning nearly 13 years in the banking sector, the last 5 of which was in South Africa, Simon Warren-Gash sought a career change on his return home to the UK in the autumn of 1989.
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New Franchisee Couple join OPC greeting card franchise

20 Oct 2014

The Original Poster Company (OPC) is delighted to announce the addition of another new franchisee couple to its UK and Irish franchise networks.
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Come and meet us at the National Franchise Exhibition!

25 Sep 2014

If you enjoy interacting with people, are enthusiastic, and would like to know more about how to join our greetings card franchise network come along to the NFE - free tickets available!
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OPC welcomes new franchisee couple for Mid-Wales Area

26 Aug 2014

We hope you will join us in a warm welcome to Mark and Sally Boulton, our new franchisees for the Mid-Wales territory.
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OPC Australia becomes a charge through client with Metcash.

13 Aug 2014

OPC Australia have become a charge through client for Metcash, Australia’s largest independent supermarket chain.
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A new franchisee and a QFP awardee – it’s a family affair!

12 Aug 2014

The Original Poster Company (OPC) is delighted to announce the addition of another new franchisee to its UK and Irish franchise networks and the award of a QFP qualification to our Sales and Franchise Manager!
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OPC Franchisee David Hyde ... 18 months on

03 Jul 2014

David Hyde purchased his Banbury greeting card franchise in 2012. We caught up with him 18 months on to find out how he was getting on.
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OPC welcomes new Sales and Franchise Manager

15 May 2014

The Original Poster Company (OPC) is pleased to announce a new addition to its franchise support team. Andrew Cutler has joined the team as Sales and Franchise Manager.
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OPC welcome new franchisees and help existing franchisees

09 May 2014

The Original Poster Company (OPC) is delighted to announce the addition of two new franchisee couples to its UK and Irish franchise networks who are off to a flying start with their greeting card franchises.
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The benefits of being an OPC Greetings Card Franchisee

31 Mar 2014

We state that for over 20 years, OPC has provided a high level of support for both franchisees and retailers and that we’re also a Full Member of the British Franchise Association (BFA) but what does this mean for a prospective franchisee?
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Successful couple share their OPC franchise experience

28 Feb 2014

An OPC franchise was just the thing Mike and Viv Saunders were looking for - a job that provided an income but which allowed them flexibility.
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Aged to Perfection!

27 Jan 2014

Our new adult age cards get some exposure in the February edition of Progressive Greetings.
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OPC celebrates with winner of NFRN Independent Newspaper Retailer of the Year

24 Jan 2014

The Original Poster Company (OPC) celebrates the win of one of its customers, Sean’s News of Upton-upon-Severn.
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Another OPC couple take up 2nd resale territory challenge

18 Nov 2013

On hearing that Original Poster Company (OPC) franchisee, Liz Cooper was considering putting her Stoke on Trent territory up for resale shortly, fellow OPC franchisees, Steve Evans and Angela Wilkinson (Crewe/Chester), decided to take this opportunity and
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OPC franchisee maintains longest relationship with retailer

11 Oct 2013

In 1967, at the age of 14, a young boy called Paul Clarke began a Saturday job with his new boss, Chris Rasmussens in a shop in Skegness.
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Experienced franchisees choose OPC for their new endeavour

30 Aug 2013

Paul Whitehouse, his wife, Chris and son, Tom are starting a new endeavour with the Original Poster Company (OPC) in Birmingham and Coventry. With nearly 20 years’ experience in the franchise industry, they are certainly not new to franchising. So what
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UK and Irish franchisees receive warm OPC welcome

26 Jul 2013

The Original Post Company (OPC) is delighted to welcome two further additions to its UK and Irish franchise networks.
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OPC couple takes on new challenge with 2nd resale territory

07 Jun 2013

OPC franchisees, Michael and Claire Welham, jumped at the opportunity to expand their Original Poster Company (OPC) business recently.
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OPC welcomes new Business Development Manager

20 May 2013

The Original Poster Company (OPC) is pleased to announce a further addition to its franchise support team. Sean Muff has joined the team as Business Development Manager (BDM) for the North Region.
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Finalist honour for Original Poster Company women

15 Apr 2013

Our EWIF nominees are through to the Finals!
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OPC contributes to success of local shop’s shortlisting at FSB Streamline Awards

19 Mar 2013

OPC celebrates one of its customers nominations for The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) and Streamline Awards (South Central)
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OPC to exhibit at Franchise Expo Paris

04 Mar 2013

OPC is delighted to announce their participation at this year's Franchise Expo Paris which will be held at Porte de Versailles from Sunday 24 to Wednesday 27 March 2013.
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OPC franchisee expands through resale opportunity

15 Feb 2013

OPC franchisee Guy Fryer seized the opportunity to expand his current Original Poster Company (OPC) franchise by recently purchasing one of OPC’s resale territories.
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OPC wins National Direct to Store Supplier Award

15 Feb 2013

At the recent Costcutter Supplier Awards night on 7th February, The Original Poster Company (OPC) was presented with Silver for the National Direct to Store Supplier Award.
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Gaining control in the workplace with an OPC franchise

10 Jan 2013

“The support is excellent, everything they have done for me so far is great. I have never been in a venture where everyone showed such professionalism and great support,” says Jacqui Fisher, OPC Franchisee, Salisbury
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OPC welcomes new Greeting Card Franchisees!

30 Oct 2012

We've had a busy time at Support Office welcoming our new greeting card franchisees.
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How e-cards are affecting greetings card franchises

30 Oct 2012

So, our society is becoming more and more digital but what does this mean for the greetings card industry?
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OPC welcomes new franchisee for Swansea

08 May 2012

Please join OPC in welcoming new franchisee David Matthews who is taking over the Swansea area.
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OPC welcomes new BDM Dawn Hammond

01 May 2012

We are very pleased to welcome Dawn Hammond, our new Business Development Manager to OPC.
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We're flying the flag at OPC!

01 May 2012

With the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the London Olympics both taking place in 2012, OPC decided to create some special edition designs to celebrate this important year.
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Come and meet our Sales Team!

13 Mar 2012

Our Sales Team are hitting the road this year again, exhibiting at major tradeshows throughout the country. Diarise the dates and come and meet us!
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OPC Wins Awards at Dutch Greeting Card Awards

07 Mar 2012

We won we won we won! Two awards for Life, at the Dutch Greeting Card Awards!
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Original Poster Company nominated for Dutch Greeting Cards Awards

01 Feb 2012

OPC has been nominated for awards in three greetings card categories at the forthcoming Dutch Card Awards.
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OPC donates £20,000 to Charity

23 Jan 2012

To celebrate 20 years in business, Walton-based greeting card publisher The Original Poster Company is donating £5,000 to each of four charities.
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OPC Greeting Cards Franchise National Accounts Success

15 Dec 2011

OPC is pleased to announce a very successful year with our National Account suppliers!
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OPC welcomes Grant Gibson

25 Oct 2011

Please join us in welcoming Grant to the OPC franchise network. Grant will be taking over the Canterbury franchise from Gina Bridgeman
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OPC welcomes Janet Green!

06 Apr 2011

Please join us in welcoming Janet to the OPC franchise network. Janet will be taking over the Bolton franchise from Maria Cusick
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OPC welcomes Karen Fitzgerald and Jackie Goode!

06 Apr 2011

Please join us in welcoming Karen and Jackie to the OPC franchise network. They will be taking over the Brighton franchise from Mike and Fiona Davies.
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Happy 20th Anniversary OPC!

18 Jan 2011

On the 7th February 2011, OPC will be celebrating its 20th Anniversary which is a huge milestone for any greetings card company.
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OPC welcomes New Cardiff Franchisees

25 Oct 2010

OPC is very pleased to welcome Clive Atack and Ann Rogers to our franchise network. Clive and Ann will be taking over the Cardiff franchise from Wayne Pickering.
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OPC Wins Second Dutch Card Award!

24 Sep 2010

We've done it again! Our original animal photographic range is now an award-winning range.
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New Website Launch for Greeting Card Franchise

06 Sep 2010

The Original Poster Company is excited and proud to announce the launch of its next generation web site.
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Metallics Range wins Dutch Greeting Card Award

06 Oct 2009

We are proud to announce that the award for Best Photographic/Art Range was awarded to The Original Poster Company at the Dutch Greeting Card Awards during the Paper and Convenience Show in Holland on 4 - 6 October.
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Peninsula awards recognise OPC efforts

11 Aug 2009

The Original Poster Company has recently won two Peninsula Business Services awards for Health and Safety and Employer Excellence.
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Happy 18th Birthday OPC!

07 Feb 2009

On 7 February 1991 The Original Poster Company Limited (OPC) was established. Today we are proud to have two of three founding directors still involved in the business - Simon Warren-Gash and David Mills.
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