For the second year running Northern Ireland-based franchise owner, Gabriel McGeown, has been named Card Connection’s Franchisee of the Year award winner.

McGeown joined Card Connection in 2008 and originally managed Armagh, South Tyrone and part of County Down. He has recently expanded his franchise to include Country Antrim, Belfast and the North Down region.

Michael Johnson, Managing Director of Card Connection, said: “Gabriel McGeown is an outstanding performer. His ‘can do’ attitude ensures he approaches every opportunity positively. He has recently taken on an additional franchise territory and is already transforming the area.

“Gabriel is also a true team player and is always happy to help and share his successful experiences with other franchise owners. He has also come up with some innovative ideas to capture new business, such as equipping one of his vehicles with a fully merchandised greeting card display to show potential retail accounts the full theatre and quality of the products. This has been hugely successful for generating new business in his region.”