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.
“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.”
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.
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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.
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.
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
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
All OSCAR franchisees receive automatic registration to 'Outbound' telemarketing campaign covering your area
Professional Microchipping Course including starter pack with scanner
OSCAR Nutritional Advisor Qualification from Myerscough College