Dean Hoyle

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Dean Hoyle
Born (1967-04-16) 16 April 1967 (age 51)
Heckmondwike, West Riding of Yorkshire, England
Occupation Businessman
Known for Chairman of Card Factory and Huddersfield Town A.F.C.
Net worth Increase£365 Million (2016)
Spouse(s) Janet Hoyle

Danny Hoyle

Joshua Hoyle

Dean Hoyle (born 16 April 1967) is the founder and previous owner of Card Factory and the current chairman and owner of Premier League side Huddersfield Town.

Card Factory[edit]

Hoyle and his wife, Janet, founded the Card Factory, a chain of greetings cards and gift stores, in 1997. By 2009, the company had 500+ shops, employing over 5,000 people.[1]

Hoyle confirmed on 9 April 2010 that the sale of the Card Factory to Venture Capitalist Charterhouse was completed the previous day. The terms of the deal were not disclosed, but financial commentators put the final selling price at in excess of £350 million. Hoyle announced that he would maintain a role in the business as Non-Executive Chairman.[2]

Huddersfield Town[edit]

Hoyle is a lifelong Huddersfield Town A.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]

In November 2016, Hoyle was awarded the fcbusiness Championship CEO of the Year award at the Football Business Awards 2016.[4][5]

Personal life[edit]

Hoyle attended White Lee Secondary School in Heckmondwike.[6]


  1. ^ "Card Factory's £350m Private Equity Sale Completed". Yorkshire Evening Post. 8 April 2010. Retrieved 27 August 2010.
  2. ^ "Huddersfield Town chairman Dean Hoyle confirms Card Factory sale". Retrieved 30 March 2016.
  3. ^ "Hoyle to be Terriers chairman". TEAMtalk. Archived from the original on 5 January 2013. Retrieved 11 April 2008.
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  5. ^ "Portsmouth's Mark Catlin Wins CEO Of The Year". fcbusiness Magazine. Retrieved 7 November 2016.
  6. ^ "Huddersfield Town boss Dean Hoyle has eyes on top prize". Spenborough Guardian. 15 October 2009. Retrieved 5 April 2016.

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