"For eighteen years I had been a sales representative and buyer for a medical pharmaceutical company and, no matter what, I wanted a complete change of direction, something new and exciting.
I started with an online business search, which led me to OSCAR, and so it began. In a few words I liked the concept of the business and I just knew it was for me. I instantly recognised my communication skills would come naturally when meeting pet owners - helped, of course, by my own dog Cooki!
Investing in a resale was a good stepping stone, and after one year I have clearly made a good impression, as my customer development has grown through a very active network of dog trainers and breeders in my area. And now with my added COAPE qualification - having been out of the classroom, as such, for so many years, the intense study brought a positive result. With more confidence, I am now better equipped to advise on pet issues, and with a greater understanding of how the OSCAR range of foods work well against allergies, skin problems and sensitive tummies I continue to add to my success.
I really appreciate the communication from Head Office; OSCAR coffee connect and regional meetings are packed full of information and provide a great opportunity to connect with neighbouring franchisees, which I find extremely useful to stimulate new ideas.
I make the most of everything that is put before me, which means my OSCAR business will thrive on dedication, enthusiasm, and belief in a quality product."
Nigel and Berni Woodall celebrate their fifth OSCAR anniversary.
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.
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.