“Starting again, after taking time out, posed the question about my credibility when it came to financing a new business, but what business? It was a problem because I would struggle to work for someone else. I could not make up my mind and it took, eventually, 18 months to reach my final decision. Franchising was clearly the way to go especially when, on the basis of an established business, funding from the bank is readily available to set you up, highlighted when my wife started her mobile pet washing business. It also brought to my attention that the pet industry was thriving – an opportunity that evolves naturally.
“Seeing the potential connection with my wife led me to investigate the competition within pet food home delivery. Without too much hesitation Oscar was the only one for me - professional, organised and prepared to roll up their sleeves and muck in when starting out – just what is needed when taking on a new venture.
“The beauty of running my Oscar business is that I have continued back-up; there is always someone at the end of a phone, a network that can project a much larger image. I can even go on holiday - I know that Head Office will service my customers in my absence. I can’t believe that it took me so long to realise the benefits of running a franchise business.”
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.
Peter Houghton quickly realised that OSCAR gave him the opportunity to have his own family business and work from home.
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.
Neil and Lorraine Stapleton tell us that they are making the most of the economic climate with Oscar Pet Foods
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.
Find out more about Oscar Pet Foods Franchise and how it works for Carole and Steve Lane
Pippa Crow was already an OSCAR customer and very aware of what she was taking on when she approached OSCAR to purchase her franchise.
Hugh Allam from Woking in Surrey purchased his OSCAR franchise in 2005.
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.
I had the desire to work for myself but wanted the reassurance of not going totally alone. I liked the OSCAR approach – taking every opportunity to speak with other franchisees before making my final decision.Kim Stanier - OSCAR Pet Foods - Birmingham
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
With over sixteen years experience in the franchise industry, at management level, I know that OSCAR offers the benefits of a tried and tested system. To find a franchisor with a high quality product and level of service was an added bonus.Hugh Allam - OSCAR Pet Foods - Woking
Professional Microchipping Course including starter pack with scanner
OSCAR franchisees are provided with 8 days comprehensive in-house training on all aspects of the OSCAR business system
OSCAR Nutritional Advisor Qualification from Myerscough College