New OSCAR Franchise in the Spotlight: Colin and Blanche Robinson
New OSCAR Franchisee in the Spotlight
Oscar Franchisee: Colin and Blanche Robinson
Which area does your OSCAR business cover?
South Lincolnshire: including Spalding, Bourne, Stamford and Holbeach.
What was your career before OSCAR?
Up until now, Colin has been in horticulture - starting in production. The last 23 years have been in sales, selling young plants and seeds to growers.
For the past fifteen years, Blanche has worked in family-run garden centres selling to the public.
What made you decide on a career change to run your own OSCAR Business?
We both decided it was time to put our experience into our own business so we could take control of our future.
What was it that made you choose an OSCAR franchise business?
We did research which included a discovery meeting. We both did assessment days with existing franchisees. We realised that there was good back up, training and support from OSCAR.
What has been your favourite part of your OSCAR training so far?
We really enjoyed all the training as we leant some useful and helpful hints and tips. We had a great bunch of franchisees whom we were able to share our highs and lows with over a drink in the bar after a long day of training.
What pets do you have?
Molly, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, 7 years.
Which OSCAR food do you feed your pet?
What is your pet's favourite game to play and why?
Playing tug and being chased.
Tell us a funny tale about your pet
Molly enjoys our joy of gardening by sampling the crops before we get a look-in: eating all the tops from our radishes, and eating the strawberries (just as they ripen) before we have a chance to pick them!
If you could be any pet, what would you be and why?
We would like to be Molly as she sleeps most of the day, gets taken on lots of country walks and is generally spoilt rotten!