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Exclusive interview with Helen Rabaiotti, Card Connection, Newport/South Wales

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Helen and her husband knew about Card Connection prior to buying the business as they had sold their products in the post office they owned. When the Bath territory became available they jumped at the chance to own it as they were aware of how popular the products were. After running the Bath franchise for 5 years, they started to look at expanding and when the larger South Wales territory became available, they decided to take up the challenge.Card Connection franchisee Helen Rabaiotti Wales

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Franchising in Wales, why buy a franchise in Wales?

Franchising in Wales is valued at £0.4 billion and is an important aspect of the Welsh economy. 39% of all franchise systems are present in Wales.

Wales is a country steeped in history and culture, with a traditional strong work ethic. Today Wales boasts a population of 2.94 million, mainly concentrated around its major cities of Cardiff, Newport, Swansea and Wrexham and mining valleys of the south east of the country. Cardiff, Wales' capital city and one of the UK's primary cosmopolitan cities, boasts a population of 0.31 million.

There are 13 counties in Wales - Anglesey, Brecknockshire, Caernarfonshire, Cardiganshire, Carmarthenshire, Denbighshire, Flintshire, Glamorgan, Merioneth, Monmouthshire, Montgomeryshire, Pembrokeshire and Radnorshire. Other main urban areas include Newport, Swansea and Wrexham.

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