Donna Harris moved from the Midlands to Cornwall and launched her own OSCAR pet product delivery franchise
For Donna Harris, a move to another part of the country was meant to be. “Fulfilling my dream of moving from the Midlands to Cornwall was a turning point in my life,” she explains. “Cornwall made me realise the corporate politics of the design, media and visual communications industry was becoming less of an inspiration.
Donna was interested in pet nutrition because Lola, her Siamese cat, suffered with chronic kidney disease, which required nutritional support.
“The possibility of setting up my own business using this knowledge would not only help other owners with pets in a similar situation, but also give me a base for self-employment,” Donna says.
“Searching the internet for pet health, I came across OSCAR, only to find nutritional training with a ready-made pet food business opportunity. All it took was an information pack and an OSCAR discovery meeting for me to make a commitment.
“OSCAR offered quality products, training and support, as well as a greenfield area in Cornwall - perfect.”
Donna is now looking forward to the summer show season, which offers a good platform to meet new people.
She adds: “Combined with the potential my business has for further development, I’m also excited about starting the COAPE companion animal nutrition course in order to gain an industry recognised qualification and further my expertise in pet nutrition.”