Working from home, in an essential industry and providing contactless home delivery to local pet owners. This could be the perfect opportunity to take back control of your home-work balance.
Providing British-made, healthy, and nutritious pet food, with the backing of an industry-leading franchisor and your L3 qualification as an independent UK pet health and nutrition practitioner will create a pathway for you to leverage towards goals and objectives of your choosing.
Trophy Pet Foods Stafford, established over 17 years ago, is a Staffordshire-based franchise of the Trophy Pet Foods brand. Benefiting from an established and loyal customer base and generating a turnover in the region of £45,000 p/a. This is achieved from one person working an average of 30 hours per week: leaving plenty of opportunity for tangible and profitable growth.
The acquisition of an established franchise provides the opportunity for someone to tap into a large, well respected, tried and tested and supportive organisation with a strong brand and high ethical values. Additionally, the franchisor is well known for providing market-leading support from its Northamptonshire headquarters.
Trophy Pet Foods is the market leader in pet food home delivery, and the original mobile pet food franchise in the UK. The brand owner is a full and active member of the British Franchise Association and it is accredited by The Ethical Company Organisation.
Trophy is proud to manufacture its food at its own plant in Northamptonshire and the members of the team are passionate about their vision - they have always believed that quality nutrition is key to pet well-being and a sound business model. Trophy has been delivering this vision since 1991.
Coverage: ST10, ST11, ST14, ST15, ST16, ST17, ST18, ST19, ST20, ST21, TF10, WS11, WS12, and WS15.
*Stock - The business requires a minimum of two weeks’ worth of stock (with a current value of c£1,500) at any point and this will be included in the sale to facilitate a smooth transition. Additional stock can be purchased at cost.
Trophy Pet Foods has been established for over 29 years. The brand is British-run and British-owned.company . Trophy makes its own food, it is not bought in and bagged up.
Franchisees have back-up and experience to call on when needed, both with nutritional advice and business advice.
As well as running this exceptional franchise area, John was previously employed by Trophy Pet Foods as a franchisee development trainer and has significantly contributed to Trophy’s Operations Manual during his 17-year partnership with the brand.
Initial training consists of a four-day workshop run at the Northamptonshire head office, or via Zoom if restrictions apply, and is conducted in a single week.
This is followed by 2 weeks in-field training conducted in the franchise area with John, the current franchise owner.
This is followed by a one-day workshop provided approximately three months after the initial training at HQ.
Additional training can be provided as necessary and will include:
An independent, professional, qualification is available to Trophy franchisees which is an independently certified Level-3 and CPD recognised course in pet nutrition and UK pet food legislation programme. This independently assessed professional qualification will allow franchisees to offer professional advice to their customers. This will add value to the new owners’ services, ensuring customers receive the best nutritional advice and this can contribute to customer retention.
The possibility of expansion really depends on the amount of time you can put into the business. Some Trophy franchisees have small shop retail outlets or, with a partner, run dog sitting / training / boarding services.
Trophy Pet Foods Stafford currently has an established customer base, with regular canvassing / shows / recommendations with plenty of opportunity to grow.
The pet food industry is lucrative and growing. There is obvious competition in the form of shops or online, but the appeal for many pet owners is the free home delivery offered with Trophy and access to their own nutritional adviser (the franchisee) who can help with appropriate feeding at all stages of their pet's life.
Retirement was being planned, but recent ill health has brought the need to find new ownership forward by one year
Trophy Pet Foods stood out as our number one option. We were very impressed with the pedigree within Trophy and their past and current performance. Whilst it was clear that the franchisors' business was being run as a serious concern, it was also as clear that ethos of the owners created an environment for new businesses to achieve their own goals. Now 8 months in, we have a business consistently generating a clear operating profit. Hard work is a message new franchisees will continuously hear from head office. We very early made the decision to make Trophy our main source of family income, so hard work, perseverance, determination, were needed in bucket fulls, along with a truly supportive family. The last key ingredient is adherence to Trophy's 'system'. This can be summed up as 25 years of refined best practice that you can rely on to help you achieve your results. Follow the system, it works...Matt Snell – Trophy Swindon and North Wiltshire
The best thing I have every done – should have done it years ago!John Thurley
Delighted with my first year, we ended year one ahead of target.Pamela Conroy
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Low cost entry, big rewards, great job satisfaction
Individual support and back up, with Trophy you are not a number