A pet business which works with Wiltshire College to deliver bespoke dog walking and pet sitting qualifications has won a national award.
We Love Pets has scooped the Emerging Franchisor Award at the annual British Franchisee Association Awards hosted at the ICC in Birmingham, which celebrates those demonstrating outstanding business acumen, innovation and achievement.
The family-run business was set up nine-years-ago to help pet owners balance work pressures, holidays and busy lifestyles with the care of their pets and has gone from strength to strength ever since.
Its founder Joanne White said: “We’re thrilled with this result.
“Our success is down to the hard work of our amazing team and successful franchisees and as the franchising industry becomes more mainstream and the pet industry is growing, we’re excited about what the future will bring.”
Since launching its pilot franchise four years ago, We Love Pets has recruited 12 more successful franchisees.
It is the only franchisor to offer the City & Guilds dog walking and pet sitting qualifications in partnership with Wiltshire College at its Lackham campus, meaning franchisees benefit from practical hands-on training as well as online learning.
The course, which is delivered on a flexible basis in the Animal Resources Centre by qualified college practitioners, has proven popular with those wanting to gain accredited qualifications.