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Card Factory plc (CARD.L)

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Card Factory plc

Century House
Brunel Road 41 Industrial Estate
Wakefield WF2 0XG
United Kingdom
44 1924 839 150

Sector(s)Consumer Cyclical
IndustrySpecialty Retail
Full-time employees9,400

Key executives

NameTitlePayExercisedYear born
Mr. Kristian LeeCFO & Exec. Director379.63kN/AN/A
Mr. Darcy Willson-RymerCEO & DirectorN/AN/AN/A
Mr. Ciaran J. StoneGen. Counsel, Company Sec. & DirectorN/AN/AN/A
Ms. Helen LockwoodHR DirectorN/AN/A1967
Mr. Adam DuryChief Commercial OfficerN/AN/AN/A
Mr. Christopher BeckSupply Chain & Logistics DirectorN/AN/A1974
Mr. John SmithGetting Personal Managing DirectorN/AN/A1973
Mr. Andrew WasleyPrintcraft Managing DirectorN/AN/A1972
Mr. Pierre HydeStrategy and Insight DirectorN/AN/AN/A
Mr. Glyn WilliamsCustomer & Multi-Channel DirectorN/AN/AN/A
Amounts are as of 31 December 2020, and compensation values are for the last fiscal year ending on that date. Pay includes salary, bonuses, etc. Exercised is the value of options exercised during the fiscal year. Currency in GBp.


Card Factory plc operates as a specialist retailer of greeting cards in the United Kingdom. The company designs, sources, prints, warehouses, produces, distributes, and sells greeting cards, dressings, and related gift items. It operates through two segments, Card Factory and Getting Personal. The company provides single cards for everyday occasions, including birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, thank you, get well soon, good luck, congratulations, sympathy, and new baby cards, as well as seasonal occasions, such as Christmas, Mother's Day, Father's Day, Valentine's Day, Easter, thank you teacher, graduation, and exam congratulations; online personalized physical cards; and boxes of various Christmas cards. It also offers gift dressings comprising gift wraps, bags, boxes, tags, bows, and ribbons; small gifts consisting of soft toys, ceramics, glassware, candles, picture frames, and homewares; party products, including balloons, banners, badges, and candles; and other non-card products, such as calendars, diaries, and stamps. The company offers its products through various retail locations, including high streets, shopping centers, and retail parks, as well as through its Websites, such as and It operates approximately 1,000 Card Factory stores. Card Factory plc was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Wakefield, the United Kingdom.

Corporate governance

Card Factory plc’s ISS governance QualityScore as of 1 April 2021 is 7. The pillar scores are Audit: 9; Board: 8; Shareholder rights: 1; Compensation: 7.

Corporate governance scores courtesy of Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS). Scores indicate decile rank relative to index or region. A decile score of 1 indicates lower governance risk, while 10 indicates higher governance risk.