Heckmondwike, West Yorkshire, England
|Known for||Non-Executive Chairman & Owner of
Card Factory and
chairman & Owner of Huddersfield Town F.C.
|Net worth||£154 Million (2010)|
Hoyle founded the Card Factory, a chain of greetings cards and gift stores, in 1997. As of 2009, the company had 500+ shops, employing over 5,000 people. Hoyle confirmed the sale of the Card Factory to Venture Capitalist Charterhouse was finally completed on 9 April 2010. The terms of the deal were not disclosed but financial commentators put the final selling price at in excess of £350m and would maintain a role in the business as Non-Executive Chairman.
Hoyle is a lifelong Huddersfield Town F.C. supporter. He joined the board of Huddersfield Town on 10 April 2008 and took over as chairman, and majority shareholder, of the Club on 3 June 2009. The outgoing chairman, Ken Davy, retains a minority holding.
Hoyle was born in 1967 and is married to Janet Hoyle. He attended White Lee Secondary School in Heckmondwike.
- "Card Factory's £350m Private Equite Sale Completed". Yorkshire Evening Post. 8 April 2010. Retrieved 27 August 2010.
- "Hoyle to be Terriers chairman", TEAMtalk, retrieved 11 April 2008
- "Card Factory", Fasttrack, retrieved 11 April 2008
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