OSCAR pet franchise: case studies


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Hugh and Julie Allam

The couple bought their OSCAR franchise in May, 2005.

“We didn't need any introduction to franchising or OSCAR. Twenty years in the franchise industry was enough to tell us about the benefits of buying into a tried and tested system, and OSCAR the franchisor with a high quality product and service,” said the pet franchise owners.

They continue: “We wanted self- employment to provide us with a good income in preparation for retirement, while enjoying a business that introduces us to lots of new people who care about their pets enough to appreciate the benefit of feeding OSCAR food – as our wonderful dogs Beka & Juba, will tell you.”

Nathan Brooks

Nathan Brooks, based in Edwinstowe North Nottinghamshire says, “Although I was born in London my home has been between Mansfield and Chesterfield, and my working career has always been in and around North Notts. I worked in the motor trade for 17 years, taking to the road as an AA patrolman for five years. In contrast, my current work has been IT training in a market that has threatened redundancy, which created an uncertainty for my future.

“The thought of being out of work helped me to decide that, as a hard working individual, my efforts would me more appreciated and rewarded by working for myself. To have my own control appealed more and more as I searched the internet for ideas and with a wealth of opportunities to consider, OSCAR and pets appealed.”

Brooks decided to buy the pet supply franchise in April 2010, he says, “Meeting OSCAR was a real treat - the discovery day was well presented and I was also impressed by the professionalism and patience of the staff. Spending a day with a nutritional advisor and an excellent training programme has been a great confidence builder along with realising a quality product and service.”

Pippa Crow

Pippa bought her pet food franchise in October 2009, she explains, “From London to Devon to OSCAR – and to my ideal way of life. I was a legal secretary for over 20 years spending the majority of this time in London. In search of a better quality of life a move to Devon, by the sea, was a dream come true.

“For a time I pursued the politics of the legal profession and at the first opportunity I found work at the Royal Horticultural Society - only to be made redundant. Redundancy forced me to rethink my future; to have a fulfilling and flexible job that allowed me more time to spend with my husband and two children.”

Pippa continues: “Moving to Devon introduced my three Greyhounds and four cats to OSCAR - changing their food made all the difference both in looks and fitness - I was delighted. And when it came to my notice that an OSCAR resale franchise was available in my area I did not hesitate in making contact.

“Buying an existing business was a good start because certain elements were already in place but before making a final decision I researched the business opportunity fully, via the internet and locally.”