From research and development to teaching and team management, Sarah Stephens decided that a complete career change was needed and an OSCAR franchise provided the ideal opportunity to make a new start.
"I had looked at alternative employment but to work for myself became a more exciting option as I realised the benefits of franchising. Having the back up and support of a larger company and being able to tap into their expertise was ideal for me running a business as a sole trader, as well as looking for flexibility in managing my time.
First and foremost I love horses and having never been without a dog I was veering towards the pet industry. There were choices listed on google to which I investigated but to me OSCAR stood out – besides having seen OSCAR vans in and around my local area.
I could not have wished for better guidance, I was made to feel comfortable about my future with a company that is well established in franchising and the pet industry. Listening to positive feedback from existing franchisees reassured me that I had made the right decision.
OSCAR got me off to a very good start, beginning with existing customers, followed by a telesales campaign with promising results. With the opportunity to further my education in pet nutrition I also have a brilliant product range, which has already solved a number of skin and coat problems.
I am part of a local, growing and supportive network of franchisees who are willing to share experiences and work together at various county shows, and where the introductory 'Starter Packs', tailored to suit individual pets, has been a great opening for business development.
I'm really excited about my future and I intend to build my business for longterm success."
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.
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.
Find out more about Oscar Pet Foods Franchise and how it works for Carole and Steve Lane
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.
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
With over sixteen years experience in the franchise industry, at management level, I know that OSCAR offers the benefits of a tried and tested system. To find a franchisor with a high quality product and level of service was an added bonus.Hugh Allam - OSCAR Pet Foods - Woking
Van (contract hire) ready to drive away including full colour livery with reflective branding, rear display racking and deposit paid
OSCAR Nutritional Advisor Qualification from Myerscough College
PR launch with full support including a competition with a local publication