The business first started out as a newsagents in Manchester back in the late 1970's. As the business developed, success resulted in a shift of focus for the company and in 1984 Budget Greeting Cards Ltd was established with the opening of the first wholesale cash and carry in Bradford. BGC's success is guided by firm trade policy, having over 25 years experience and listening to the needs of our customers.The Company has continued to grow rapidly with 7 outlets through the UK and Ireland and in 2008 the business acquired Riverdale publishing. The acquisition of Riverdale has allowed BGC to supply extensive ranges of greetings cards, gift wrap and gift bags exclusively to the industry at our wholesale branches alongside established publishers.A further offering from BGC Ltd is our mail order division 'Direct Greetings'. This service enables our customers to save time and money as our customers can place orders by phone, fax, post or online. Our promise:“We do not own or control any retail outlets. It is not in our policy to compete with our own customers!"