"Where have the last five years gone? Time definitely flies when you're having fun and OSCAR has given us both a new focus, enabling us to combine our own business with everyday life.
We both love the customer interaction but adding pets into the equation enables us to expand on our genuine interest in the well-being of animals. Working as a team has helped us to divide our attention in different directions, ensuring that each customer is cared for personally.
Our motto for expansion is to be seen – getting out and about and being noticed is important for customer development. Weekly visits to the park, local shows and regular monthly markets, where customers are waiting for us, is of great value to our business. Pub dog shows and pet parties have become social events that always bring in new customers. I even take the van to the supermarket for my weekly shop. It really does stand out in the car park!
Brand awareness is key and every new pet in the area receives an introduction leaflet to explain how personal customer relationships are backed up with our qualified knowledge of pet nutrition. To be proactive has become a way of life; enjoying our work gives us the impetus to always look for what's around the next corner. As well as Nigel's expertise in dog training, he is able to include nutritional talks, offering owners life-changing experiences for their pets.
Our passion, our product, our belief and dedication bring together a successful business with a perfect work-life balance."
Brian Hulme celebrates his 15th anniversary with OSCAR Pet Foods.
If ever an OSCAR Pet Food franchise fell into the right hands it had to be those of Steve and Jill Tubbs!
Being self-employed with OSCAR Pet Foods and working from home gives you the flexibility of running your own business around family requirements, and your lifestyle around your business.
Sarah Stephens decided that a complete career change was needed and an OSCAR franchise provided the ideal opportunity to make a new start.
By finding a business to suit her interests and love of animals, Joanne Walker discovered her future career with OSCAR.
Nigel and Bernie Woodhall talk about their decision to join Oscar Pet Foods.
Father and Son, Laurence and Malcolm Slade, are united in business with Oscar Pet Foods in Kent.
One year into their OSCAR business, Shaun and Dawn Brigden, from Burgess Hill, take a moment to reflect on the decision that changed their life.
OSCAR is not always an unknown name to its potential franchisees because some of them are already customers whose pets are benefiting from the goodness of healthy food.
Pippa Crow was already an OSCAR customer and very aware of what she was taking on when she approached OSCAR to purchase her franchise.
Martyn Berry took 18 months to decide that he wanted to more into franchising, but the decision of OSCAR Pet Foods was an easy one.
Claire Taylor, OSCAR franchisee from South Manchester researched the market thoroughly before taking up her OSCAR Franchise.
Brian Hulme runs his OSCAR Pet Foods business in Stockport, Greater Manchester.