OPC welcomes new Business Development Manager
20 May 2013
Sean has not only operated his own business for 11 years but has also worked as BDM for global companies like Valspar. Sean also gained experience within the greetings card and franchise industry while he was working as a Franchise Manager for Card Connection. More than 25 years of sales experience make Sean a bank of knowledge for OPC’s franchisees in the North. Sean is now looking forward to applying this experience to supporting OPC’s franchisees in growing their businesses.
“I have 25 franchisees in my region and am looking forward to the challenge to further develop their sales and increase their profitability. I have met a lot of them during regional meetings over the last few weeks, which was a great experience and gave me the opportunity to introduce myself to them. Having put names to faces I am now excited to motivate everyone to drive sales to make the North the top OPC region,” says Sean.
OPC is the world’s leading greeting card distribution franchise, operating in an industry worth over £1.4 billion just in the UK. Established in 1991, OPC’s franchise network has had complete UK coverage for over 20 years and is a full member of the British Franchise Association. This and Sean’s passion for greeting cards were key to his decision to join OPC.
“I really enjoyed working within the greeting card industry, so when the opportunity arose to join OPC it seemed liked the perfect next step for me. From my previous experience I knew that OPC offers great products that complement other ranges and provides retailers with a unique offer in the market place,” adds Sean.
In the UK, OPC is a great franchise for those with strong management and customer service skills. Over 90% of OPC’s franchisees surveyed agree that their home-based system gives them the flexibility to enjoy family life.
As OPC’s franchise network has been complete for the past 20 years, territories only become available as resales when franchisees are looking to retire or move on to new challenges. These resales are great opportunities for those looking for a franchise with an income from day one. All new franchise owners follow an initial comprehensive training programme with regular ongoing field support from a dedicated Business Development Manager like Sean. This provides them with all the support they need to grow their sales whilst working from home keeps overheads low and can therefore deliver great profit margins.