New OSCAR Franchise in the Spotlight: Joanne Stone

Joanne and Chris Stone

New OSCAR Franchisee in the Spotlight

Oscar Franchisee: Joanne Stone

Which area does your OSCAR business cover?

Herefordshire.

What was your career before OSCAR?

I have been at home looking after the family for 16 years and felt that the time was right (after relocating to Hereford) to start work again. With a love for animals, OSCAR offered the best of both worlds; putting down roots in a new environment and meeting lots of like minded pet people.

What made you decide on a career change to run your own OSCAR Business?

I like the friendly and supportive team at OSCAR and especially like the quality of the products.

What was it that made you choose an OSCAR franchise business?

I used to work as a PA to the Directors of a Chartered Surveyors in London, but left to have children. It was a demanding and busy role which I loved but I could not carry on part time and I wanted to spend time at home with the children.

What has been your favourite part of your OSCAR training so far?

The in-house training at Oscars in Preston was very informative and gave me a lot of confidence to go out and convince customers that they were buying a high quality product with great benefits to their animals. Everyone on the course was very friendly and supportive of each other, and I hope to keep in touch with them all to compare notes. Simon’s cat presentation is a must, too, comparing types of chocolate to see which is easier on the teeth – what’s not to like?!

What pets do you have?

Maisie (14 months) is a Cocker Spaniel & Bichon Frise cross.

Simba (2.5years) tabby cat, & Dobby (2.5years) black cat.

Which OSCAR food do you feed your pet?

Maisie has OSCAR Chicken and Rice.

Simba & Dobby have OSCAR Adult Scottish Salmon and Chicken.

What is your pet's favourite game to play and why?

Maisie loves to play fetch with a tennis ball, as long as there is a treat as a reward!

Tell us a funny tale about your pet

When we first brought Maisie home at 8 weeks old she was intimidated by the smells and size of the garden. So she used to sit on our daughter’s scooter and was steered around until her confidence grew; she still tries to ride on it today but she is four times the size!

If you could be any pet, what would you be and why?

I would be a dog, as they are completely pampered and only have to look soppy to be forgiven for tearing the house to pieces!

For further details about franchising opportunities with OSCAR, contact Janet, Mandy or Colleen: discover@oscars.co.uk or call 0800 068 1106

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