Here at MovedTo we love getting involved with Berkshire-based businesses, so when Alan & Julie Parry of Oscar Pet Food got in touch, we couldn’t wait to hear more about how they became involved in the pet industry, and what they have to offer pet-lovers and animal enthusiasts here in the local area.
Alan & Julie are trained animal nutritionists delivering superior pet products to homes throughout West Berkshire, East Wiltshire and North Hampshire, and are your local Oscar Franchisees.
Julie told us:
“Three and a half years ago, Alan decided it was time for a complete change of direction, having worked in a huge variety of jobs over the years. Everything from a stint in the Army in the 1970s and 14 years as a policeman, to living and working in France for 10 years. Added to which, he has run a number of businesses over the years and has also driven heavy goods vehicles extensively throughout Europe, and to places such as Morocco. Having owned pets throughout the long and very varied career, he started his search for his own business after returning to live in the UK.
After lots of research, Oscar Pet Food kept coming to the fore and provided a brilliant Franchisee opportunity. Added to this, they are a member for British Franchise Association (BFA).
The plan was that he would run the business with support from Julie who would continue to work. But the lure of the franchise was too much and very soon after taking over the reigns she to decide to have a career change. So from working as a senior ICT project manager for many years, she too joined the business full-time.
Having the both of us working in the business has really made a difference and we are able to devote time to building and running a very successful franchise business.
So what did we like about Oscar? It was established over 20 years ago, is the UK’s largest family owned pet food home delivery service, the national network of over 100 local Nutritional Advisors, coupled with a comprehensive range of products to suit all breeds and lifestyles, provides an unrivalled level of service for our loyal and happy customers.
Oscar sell a wide choice of high quality Oscar branded pet foods, including gluten-free, weight-control and grain-free options, all manufactured in their UK mill with human grade, UK sourced ingredients, with no artificial colours or preservatives are in their food. Oscar are so confident in their products that they operate a 28 day money back guarantee and all of their products are backed by the Oscar Honest Label Policy. Oscar know exactly what goes into their food, the ingredients do not change.
Much more than pet food; whether your loved one is a dog, cat, rabbit, wild bird or small animal, our huge range of PetXtraS caters for their need for toys, treats, healthcare, bedding, bowls and more
Take a closer look at the Oscar web site for more details – www.oscar.co.uk
What else sets Alan & Julie apart from the rest? Well, we like to get to know our customers, we are on-hand to offer help, advice and guidance as and when required, we are both trained in animal nutrition, and Julie is currently working towards an internationally recognised animal nutrition and behavioural qualification. Also, all the Oscar customers have free access to the team of experts at head office. This ranges from nutritional, behavioural, training and veterinary advice.
Also, why not visit Racso’s blog page at www.askracso.co.uk and there you can ask Racso, our mischievous little Cockerpoo, any question you like and when he wakes up he will get back to you with his reply.”
If you don’t know what’s in their food, you don’t know what’s in your pets!
So there we have it, another fantastic business for us all to get involved with! Look out for more from Alan, Julie, and Racso on MovedTo over the coming months, and don’t forget to follow them on Facebook!