“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.”
Nigel and Berni Woodall celebrate their fifth OSCAR anniversary.
The principle of OSCAR Pet Foods had an instant impact on Hayley Clare's plans for the future.
Brian Hulme celebrates his 15th anniversary with OSCAR Pet Foods.
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.
Catherine Rudman decided her OSCAR business and her family connection with NSARDA (National Search and Rescue Dog Association) was going to be a perfect combination.
Rachel Knight found the perfect answer when she discovered OSCAR as a business opportunity.
Sarah Stephens decided that a complete career change was needed and an OSCAR franchise provided the ideal opportunity to make a new start.
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.
Pippa Crow was already an OSCAR customer and very aware of what she was taking on when she approached OSCAR to purchase her franchise.
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.