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BBC Breakfast discuss Christmas Card sending

BBC Breakfast discuss Christmas Card sending

Over 1.5 million people started their morning today being reminded to write and send their Christmas cards as Amanda Fergusson, the new ceo of the GCA appeared on the BBC Breakfast twice during the programme, as well as on the BBC News 24 channel. Filmed on location...

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GCA Launches Thinking of You Week 2018!

GCA Launches Thinking of You Week 2018!

The latest Thinking of You Week 2018 branding and toolkit are now live! “Huge thanks go to Miki Rose of the Great British Card Company for designing the new ToYW branding and toolkit and also to Raj Arora at Davora who has built the website for us,” said Sharon...

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GDPR Approaching

This May a new law from the European Union will come into effect in the UK. The General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR, will apply to all companies which process EU citizens’ personal data (for example greeting card purchasers) and seeks to tighten up the rules...

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Debut comes to Autumn Fair 2018

After the success of the Spring Fair Debut, the scheme is coming to Autumn Fair 2018. “The feedback from Debut exhibitors at Spring Fair last week has again been fantastic, and with this area going from strength to strength I’m now really excited to be able to offer...

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Date Announced for Speed-Dating with Dragons 2

In this supercharged superfast pitching event, publishers will get to meet buyers from indies, small chains and multiple retailers and also take part in workshops with top players in the card trade. The date for your diary is the 1pm - 4pm on Friday 20 April and the...

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GCA’s Paper Guidance is Praised by WWF

GCA’s Paper Guidance is Praised by WWF

The GCA and greeting card industry as a whole received a positive thumbs up in the latest WWF Timber Scorecard Report – a biennial report that scores businesses on the visibility of their timber (paper in the case of cards) sourcing policies and the steps they’ve...

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The GCA and the Environment

The GCA and the Environment

Towards an ever more sustainable future The GCA has been actively working on environmental issues since 2008. In 2008 we held our first Green GCA AGM, launched our original Green Resources and our first model Green Card Policy to encourage and support our members in...

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Latest Christmas Research from Royal Mail

Latest Christmas Research from Royal Mail

The latest Christmas card research from Royal Mail shows that Christmas cards remain more popular than e-cards and texts. The research showed that an overwhelming 72 per cent of people who celebrate Christmas would prefer to receive cards this Christmas. Only six per...

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Launch of the GCA Market Report 2016

The latest GCA Market Report 2016 confirms that the UK greeting card sector has grown in value to £1.7 billion in the UK. The report, which covers sales January - December 2015, is the only research based on actual retail sales figures, with data confidentially...

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Thinking of You Week 26 Sept – 2 Oct 2016

Spreading Happiness By Sending Cards Now in its third year, Thinking of You Week (26 Sept – 2 Oct) inspires people to create a wave of love, caring and happiness by sending a card to a different person each day during this special week. Thinking of You Week has grown...

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