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About Us

Card Factory is the UK’s leading specialist retailer of greetings cards, gift dressings and associated gift and party products.  We sell a wide selection of cards, as well as gifts, gift bags, gift wrap, bows, ribbons, balloons and more. When it comes to special occasions, whatever you need, we’ve got it wrapped up.

Our philosophy is simple. We aim to produce a wide range of outstanding quality cards and products at exceptional value. 

Having opened our first store in Wakefield in 1997, we have grown consistently year on year and now operate from over 700 stores across the UK.  We have also established an online presence through, an online retailer of personalised gifts and greetings cards and this website ( which offers a selection of our in-store products to buy online.  We design, print and produce the vast majority of our cards at our facilities here in the UK.

But it’s not all business.  We believe in giving something back, which is why we work closely with Macmillan Cancer Support.  Through the incredible efforts of Card Factory staff and customers, we have now raised over £2.8 million.  A fantastic result for a fantastic cause!

A highly engaged workforce of over 6,500 employees (plus an additional 6,000+ seasonal staff) helps to make all of this possible.

Key facts

  • Leading specialist retailer in the large and robust UK greetings card market: with the value of the singles card market growing and card sending “ingrained” in the UK culture (c. 30 cards sent per adult per annum in the UK)
  • Approximately one third of our sales are from gift dressings, small gifts and party products, a market estimated to be worth £1-2bn
  • Operate from over 700 stores across the UK: c50+ stores a year opened over the past 10 years
  • 16 years of unbroken revenue growth: sales of £327m in year to 31 January 2014
  • Value retailer, with high quality products at affordable prices: majority of cards sold for less than £1
  • c.6,500 employees in the UK (plus up to 6,000 additional seasonal staff)
  • Over £2.8m raised for Macmillan Cancer Support
  • Headquartered in Wakefield, West Yorkshire

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Company Address
Century House, Brunel Road, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF2 0XG
Company No:3493972