Hugh Allam from Woking in Surrey purchased his OSCAR franchise in 2005 and with over sixteen years experience in franchising at management level he had good knowledge of the industry. Julie, his wife, has supported the business throughout and success has now led to the expansion of an additional area meaning that Julie and Hugh are now full-time partners.
“OSCAR was never far from our thoughts having had regular contact with Head Office. While appreciating that franchising offers the benefits of a tried and tested system with good knowledge and the variety of franchise opportunities available we agreed that OSCAR provided the high quality products and services that we were looking for in a business – not without researching every aspect of the franchise before making a final decision.
“Following the system, we regularly canvassed and attended as many local shows and events as possible to increase brand and customer awareness. It worked and we started to build a strong customer base, meeting lots of people who care about their pets and people who recommend our complete pet care service to their families and friends. We keep it simple by reminding our customers of what they eat to remain healthy and applying the same logic to their pets – nothing complicated and it all makes good sense. Resulting in our OSCAR-fed pets looking a picture of health.
“The freedom of running our own business from home gives us the flexibility to manage both our personal and working lives. Holidays are covered by working closely with neighbouring franchisees and added support from the team at OSCAR means time away is covered.
“One thing we can rely on is customer loyalty. We learned from previous experience in the milk delivery business that by making sure we keep regular face-to-face contact with our customers we maintain the connection. Therefore, we had no hesitation in deciding to expand our business when the opportunity to purchase an adjacent area became available. Similar to our existing area it is compact and came with a good reputation and conscientious pet owners who had already been enjoying the OSCAR personal service – a service that we will continue to provide.
“Having enjoyed our pets over the years, currently owning three Rhodesian Ridgebacks, we want our business to be a success for our future and through to retirement.”
With one in two households owning a pet, the industry continues to grow. The PFMA states that there are 24 million pets in the UK with the top three being 8 million dogs, 8 million cats and around 3 million small animals such as rabbits and guinea pigs etc.
Research also shows how our nation’s love for pets is stronger than ever due to companionship needs, security or just simply for more family fun, making pets well and truly part of the UK’s heritage.
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From building society management to managing my own business - my future was secured by the OSCAR brand, the OSCAR support and their friendliness.Tracey Marsh - OSCAR Pet Foods - Lewes
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
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
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
All OSCAR franchisees receive automatic registration to 'Outbound' telemarketing campaign covering your area