National pet care services business Oscar Pet Foods is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, with the franchise network continuing to thrive. Remarkably, the very first franchisee, Jim Davis, is still with the company!
Based on personal service since its inception, Oscar now has more than 90 franchisees across the UK and has diversified over the last 20 years to offer a dedicated helpline offering expert advice on everything from behaviour to nutrition to training.
Of course, food delivery and advice still forms the core franchisee business, with the brand focusing on nutritional balance and British-made products made from locally-sourced ingredients where possible. Oscar also has a strong relationship with the Search and Rescue Dogs Association, which includes the provision of free food for SARDA-graded search dogs.
Oscar’s franchise director, Simon Bartholomew, also serves as chair of the bfa‘s board of directors. Of reaching the milestone, he said: “Our 20-year anniversary is an exciting milestone and a perfect opportunity to thank loyal customers and individual franchisees for helping us along the way. The next few years are going to be exciting. Come and take a look. The interest is catching on.”
It’s an impressive stamp for the business that Jim is still actively involved in the network after taking on his franchise in 1994. He commented: “Where have the last 20 years gone? What a journey! Like any business, there have been challenges along the way but I have met some great people and their pets, I couldn’t ask for a better, happier lifestyle.”