Card Factory acquires GettingPersonal.co.uk
14 July 2011 | by The Retail Bulletin
Card and gift retailer Card Factory has acquired GettingPersonal.co.uk, the Wytheshawe based online personalised gifts company.Launched in 2005, GettingPersonal.co.uk, generated sales of £11.5 million in the year to April 2011, an increase of 22% on the previous year. The company has been featured in the Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100 listing for two years running and employs 40 staff.
John Smith, managing director and founder of GettingPersonal.co.uk, said: “We have transformed the personalised gift market over the last 5 years with our unique gift ideas and have seen tremendous growth within a short space of time. We are delighted to be joining the Card Factory Group and see exciting opportunities to grow both businesses further.”
Richard Hayes, chief executive of Card Factory added: “GettingPersonal.co.uk’s innovative approach has seen it quickly become a leading light in the online personalised gift market in the UK. We will support John and his management team in establishing the business as the UK's leading personalised online gift retailer.“
Card Factory was founded in 1997 and now has 500 stores throughout the UK.
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