Card Factory

“Intouch are excellent at getting things done quickly, efficiently and providing quality outcomes.”

Russ Dawson, IT Manager

Card Factory chose us as their telecoms supplier in 2011, following word of mouth recommendation and have been with us ever since.

  • We have saved them 39% on their mobile contracts
  • We have reduced cost on fixed lines by 29%
  • Find out what Card Factory have to say about us below.

Industry: Retail
Number of employees: 4,500
Interviewee: Russ Dawson, IT Manager

We have worked with Intouch Advance since 2011…

…and have seen the benefits of working with them from the outset in over 754 of our stores and at our head office. We use Intouch Advance for:
– calls and lines for all of our stores and HQ
– MPLS broadband data network in every store (650+) and Card Factory HQ
– supplying and configuring all store routers
– providing 3G router devices as back up for certain stores
– 170 employee mobile phone contract that is growing.
– supplying all devices and handsets.

“The benefits we’ve received…

…when dealing with Intouch Advance have been impressive:
– Exceptional services
– Reduced costs
– Improved efficiencies.”

“We just make one call and are dealt with quickly…
…In the past, we have dealt with BT directly who never provided the level of customer service that Intouch Advance do.”

“Of course we would recommend Intouch Advance…
…We have been so pleased with Intouch Advance that we used them for the installation of our new HQ telephone system, SIP trunking and IVR Inbound.”


  • Since we formed and maintained our relationship with Card Factory in 2011, Intouch Advance has successfully increased the range of products and services that we supply to both its stores and new Head Office.

  • Intouch Advance were recommended to Card Factory via word of mouth referral. We originally supplied them with their fixed calls and lines where we saved them in excess of 29% against their previous incumbent supplier.

  • Following a successful migration and a number of cost benefits we secured the Card Factory’s MPLS data network contract to service 500 of their stores.

  • We continue to grow their data network and the number of data connections now stands at over 754.

  • Our relationship has further developed as we were approached by Card Factory to install a telephone system in their new Head Office in 2013.

  • We have implemented a dedicated IVR, (Interactive Voice Response) to meet the needs of Card Factory. All calls are answered personally as the ‘Card Factory telecoms helpdesk.’ Calls are recorded and each call is logged on a daily basis.

  • A supporting management report is then sent to the IT Manager to demonstrate how efficient we handle queries giving the Management Team total peace of mind that we are servicing their requirements on a daily basis.

Intouch Advance, Festival Building, Ashley Lane, Shipley, BD17 7DB. Tel: 0844 568 0000