Oscar Pet Foods Franchise


3rd October 2011

Howard Lomas, from Lancashire, was looking for a venture that gave him more than repeat business, excellent products and a reliable service

Howard Lomas, from Lancashire, was looking for a venture that gave him more than repeat business, excellent products and a reliable service – he wanted the reward of job satisfaction which came complete with his OSCAR franchise.

Oscar Pet Food Franchise“My background is in textiles and for twenty eight years I worked through various levels of management - having spent a good ten years purchasing wool from around the world. Eventually, reaching the point of wanting to settle down to a better home life, I left the industry and set up a warehousing facility with a colleague that, at the time, was very successful.

“Franchising was very much in my thoughts and researching my options put me in good stead for when another change in my career came about. Losing a major contract was the deciding factor for me to resurrect my connections in franchising where, through the media, I discovered OSCAR. I followed up via the internet, which was an excellent introduction, to discover that I had found my future.

“OSCAR as a pet food business appealed as sustainable business independent of fashionable trends whereby I could transfer my skills with ease. A proven business model that would achieve repeated custom on a regular basis and, of course, satisfy my own family of pets: Lottie, the Golden Retriever, Gus, a Springer Spaniel, Alfie, the cat and both of my rabbits!

“I have not looked back since starting my business, Gus is my Sales and Marketing manager, in other words he’s with me most of the time, and my wife and business partner, Janet, is a great support to business operations. My rewards keep coming and from being able to help an ageing dog regain mobility within a month by simply changing its food I have become involved with dog rescue and puppy/dog training classes, which are all good for business.

“In spite of my success I was very keen to take up an OSCAR initiative which has truly helped me to think outside of the box when it comes to focusing on my business structure. Looking at the bigger picture of what I can offer highlighted that I was more than just dog and cat food. My full product range would open other doors and helped by a local leaflet drop and detailed canvassing plan my concentrated effort has produced exceptional results. It helped to be reminded of what I, perhaps, already knew but by better planning of my procedures has helped with my training programme for new OSCAR franchisees and allows me more time with my family, which at this moment in time is making life all worthwhile.”

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Oscar Pet Foods Franchise Case Studies

OSCAR Pet Foods – Your Business
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Being self-employed with OSCAR Pet Foods and working from home gives you the flexibility of running your own business around family...

The Potential of OSCAR for Abi Russell
21st June 2016
OSCAR has been a big step for Abi Russell, at nineteen and with the backup support of her parents, she is running her own franchise...

All change for an OSCAR business
9th May 2016
Sarah Stephens decided that a complete career change was needed and an OSCAR franchise provided the ideal opportunity to make a new start.

Peter Houghton - Together with OSCAR!
19th May 2015
Peter Houghton quickly realised that OSCAR gave him the opportunity to have his own family business and work from home.

Joanne Walker runs her OSCAR business in Winchester
12th May 2015
By finding a business to suit her interests and love of animals, Joanne Walker discovered her future career with OSCAR.

Introducing Nigel and Bernie Woodhall from Oscar Pet Foods Cheshire
24th November 2014
Nigel and Bernie Woodhall talk about their decision to join Oscar Pet Foods.

Introducing Laurence and Malcolm Slade from Oscar Pet Foods
17th July 2014
Father and Son, Laurence and Malcolm Slade, are united in business with Oscar Pet Foods in Kent.

Presenting Neil and Lorraine Stapleton who have been with Oscar Pet Foods for 16 years
15th April 2014
Neil and Lorraine Stapleton tell us that they are making the most of the economic climate with Oscar Pet Foods

Oscar Pet Foods Franchise

Further Information

Franchise Information

BFA Membership Status
UK Years Established
20 years
Current UK Coverage
Franchisee Support Staff
Personal Investment Req.
Total Startup Cost
£20,000 approx
Home-based business location Home-based business location
Business to consumer services Business to consumer services
Franchisee operates individually Franchisee operates individually

Why Choose Us?

Oscar Nutritional Advisor Qualification from Myerscough College

What Our Franchisees Say

The OSCAR Training Scheme embraces all the skills required to build a successful business, and can be tailored to suit individual strengths and weaknesses. The training will have a positive impact on the business if there exists a determination and drive to implement it fully from day one.

Frank Newsome - Oscar Pet Foods - Wrexham

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