Dean Hoyle

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Dean Hoyle
Born Dean Hoyle
Heckmondwike, West Yorkshire, England
Occupation Businessman
Known for Non-Executive Chairman & Owner of
Card Factory and
chairman & Owner of Huddersfield Town F.C.
Net worth Increase£154 Million (2010)
Spouse(s) Janet Hoyle
Children Danny Hoyle

Dean Hoyle is the founder and previous owner of Card Factory and the current chairman and owner of Football League Championship side Huddersfield Town and is based in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire.

Card Factory[edit]

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.[1] 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.[2]

Huddersfield Town[edit]

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.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Hoyle was born in 1967 and is married to Janet Hoyle.[4] He attended White Lee Secondary School in Heckmondwike.