Oscar Pet Foods Franchise

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.

Having recognised there was more to life than working for a commercial construction company, Peter Houghton quickly realised that OSCAR gave him the opportunity to have his own family business and work from home.

OSCAR - Peter Houghton"Wanting a new challenge inspired me to work for myself, but most importantly for my family. That includes my wife Lucy, my son Charlie and our pet dog, Sophie.

OSCAR came recommended via family connections, which led me to investigate more about franchising and more about the company, via the website. I had seen a number of OSCAR vans on the road and this assured me that here was a business opportunity that was well established with a brand that offered potential growth.

My life has been a complete turnaround and having relocated to an area where, by chance, an existing OSCAR business was for sale things were about to change even more. I had no hesitation in making an enquiry, and the initial introduction gave me confidence in the service and the opportunity. I went through all the avenues of research, discovery day and days out with a franchisee to a final interview. Everything worked out so well, and I could not wait to get started.

The support from head office was reassuring and I was overwhelmed when neighbouring franchisees were willing to show me the ropes at shows and give initial introductions to customers. OSCAR have a number of marketing opportunities, one of them being a telesales marketing campaign.

I was delighted with the results. It helped a great deal in the early stages by establishing appointments with potential customers. This enabled me to get a feel for the business and become competent selling the products. Taste trials have now become second nature, one of which led to meeting the mother of our puppy, a Flat-coated Retriever.

Working arrangements were never suitable to own a puppy, but the flexibility of an OSCAR business gave us the ideal opportunity to make life complete.

It has taken just over a year to reach my total comfort zone, but everything has fallen into place. It was all meant to be, and from that first meeting with OSCAR I have benefited a great deal from working with a supportive network that expands my family business, albeit at arm's length."

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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?

Van (contract hire) ready to drive away including full colour livery with reflective branding, rear display racking and deposit paid

What Our Franchisees Say

We've been using OSCAR food for our dog and our cats since March this year. It's been brilliant and our dog, Snoop, has never looked better. The service we've received from our representative, Lyn Higgins, has been fantastic. She's very knowledgeable about both the products and about pet care in general. She always delivers when we ask and really helped out when we suddenly realised we were running low before going away on holiday.

Lynne Davis (Lynette Higgins, OSCAR Bridgnorth)

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