OSCAR has been a big step for Abi Russell, at nineteen and with the backup support of her parents, she is running her own franchise business.
OSCAR has been a big step for Abi Russell – at nineteen, and with the backup support of her parents, she is running her own franchise business, which she combines with the opportunity to gain a recognised qualification in pet nutrition.
"As parents, we wanted to help secure a career for our daughter. We knew Abi didn't have the self-belief to face the realms of university while wondering what the future held after years of study. Not for the want of trying Abi was prepared to learn from work experience, and I must say she gave everything a good chance, only to realise that these mundane jobs offered few prospects. However, the idea of an apprenticeship made good sense, but the biggest question was what to do?
Abi has always found confidence around animals and our dogs inspired the idea of working with pets – more so after seeing an OSCAR van in the area. We visited the OSCAR website and were very impressed by the facts and figures, the products and services and the addition of an educational course in pet nutrition. This promoted us to try the food for our dogs – the message was loud and clear and more so when a franchise resale business became available in our area.
OSCAR was definitely worth waiting for and to see how Abi is progressing is so rewarding. As a youngster, she is self-taught on how to put social media into practice, and while the ideas keep coming we continue to work as a team. With existing customers to support, telesales appointments to follow up and summer shows to attend we can see, at this early stage, just how much potential our area holds."
"I'm really lucky. I have my own business and, thanks to the OSCAR support team, I can still find time to enjoy the company of my friends, while appreciating how Mum and Dad are guiding me towards the development of a business that will set me up with a promising career."
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16th May 2016
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Peter Houghton - Together with OSCAR!
19th May 2015
Peter Houghton quickly realised that OSCAR gave him the opportunity to have his own family business and work from home.
Joanne Walker runs her OSCAR business in Winchester
12th May 2015
By finding a business to suit her interests and love of animals, Joanne Walker discovered her future career with OSCAR.
Introducing Nigel and Bernie Woodhall from Oscar Pet Foods Cheshire
24th November 2014
Nigel and Bernie Woodhall talk about their decision to join Oscar Pet Foods.
Introducing Laurence and Malcolm Slade from Oscar Pet Foods
17th July 2014
Father and Son, Laurence and Malcolm Slade, are united in business with Oscar Pet Foods in Kent.
Presenting Neil and Lorraine Stapleton who have been with Oscar Pet Foods for 16 years
15th April 2014
Neil and Lorraine Stapleton tell us that they are making the most of the economic climate with Oscar Pet Foods
Introducing Simon and Helen Thomas from Oscar Pet Foods
1st April 2014
Simon and Helen Thomas talk to us about their Oscar Pet Foods business on the Isle of Wight
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
6th January 2017
Your Choice – Your Business
4th July 2016
Keeping your pet cool and safe this summer