Heights Farm Premium Pets Foods, a family run company opened in 2009, is set to expand with the launch of a new franchise operation.
Founder and owner Stephen Ward set the business up after his Dogue De Bordeaux Mastiff, called Milo, started to develop a number of allergies.
Despite being put on a prescription diet and taking a course of steroid tablets, Milo’s itchy skin condition continued.
It was only after switching to a salmonbased hypoallergenic dry food that many of Milo’s symptoms started to clear up.
Stephen says: “This experience got us thinking how many more pets and pet owners had been in the same situation as ourselves.
“After lots of research and investment, we decided to come up with a hypoallergenic blend of complete dry food that would in effect be a health food for dogs and cats with a special and clinically proven ingredient - Green-Lipped Mussel.”
Heights Farm has enjoyed consistent growth through word of mouth, thanks to its combination of a one to one service, outstanding customer care and a convenient home delivery service.
Stephen adds: “We have invested a considerable amount into our franchise operation, particularly in our bespoke IT system ‘Datadog’, which makes building your business a breeze and allows full business support from our Bolton headquarters.
“Initially our plan is to launch franchises throughout our north west region, ie Preston, Wigan, Worsley, Altrincham, Stockport, Oldham, Rochdale, Warrington and Southport, with other national locations being introduced over the coming years.”
The cost of the franchise is £9,999 (plus VAT).