Franchise Brands Announces Acquisition of Willow Pumps

Franchise Brands Announces Acquisition of Willow Pumps adding highly complementary services to Metro Rod Franchise Brands plc, a multi-brand franchisor, is pleased to announce that it has acquired Willow Pumps, a leading water pump supply, installation and servicing business to complement and expand Metro Rod’s drainage and plumbing businesses. Willow Pumps was founded by Ian …

A strong performance driven by accelerating Metro Rod system sales

Franchise Brands plc (AIM: FRAN), a multi-brand international franchisor, is pleased to announce its unaudited results for the six months ended 30 June 2019, the highlights of which can be seen below. Stephen Hemsley, Executive Chairman, commented: “Franchise Brands has delivered a strong performance in the first half of 2019 driven primarily by Metro Rod’s …

Conference Celebrates Drainage & Plumbing Franchise Success

Metro Rod’s mid-year Conference Celebrates Continuing Evolution from ‘Good to Great’ We were delighted to welcome over 100 delegates to celebrate success at our motivational mid-year conference at the 5* Lowry Hotel in Manchester. The conference, themed focused on ‘What Makes a Difference’, recognised the achievements of our 40 plus strong leading network of drainage …

Former UK soldier brings discipline to new drainage business

Former UK soldier brings discipline to new drainage business With a background of military discipline and self-control, former soldier Shaun Bartlett is now applying his skillset to launch his first new business venture, a Drain Doctor Plumbing franchise, covering Cardiff and its surrounding area. Prior to the acquisition of his new plumbing and drainage franchise, …

Achievements of Metro Rod franchisees and engineers recognised and celebrated

Metro Rod Awards

Franchisees at Metro Rod, the market leader in commercial drainage, together with Support Centre teams, the Franchise Brands Board and key partners and suppliers, gathered last weekend at the prestigious Celtic Manor Resort for a spectacular annual conference and awards ceremony. The conference is a flagship event in the Metro Rod calendar and is a …

Drain Doctor Plumbing Anglia signs Armed Forces Covenant to reinforce its commitment to military veterans

Drain Doctor Plumbing Franchise

In recognition of its commitment to help military veterans transition into the workplace, Drain Doctor Plumbing Anglia has signed the Armed Forces Covenant to pledge that armed forces personnel, veterans, reservists and their families will be treated fairly by the business. Drain Doctor Plumbing Anglia is only the third plumbing franchise in the country to …

Choosing a Brexit free franchise model

Choosing a Brexit free franchise model Taking a step towards owning your own business is a significant one and one that needs a considerable amount of thought especially with the uncertainty facing businesses in the wake of current Brexit negotiations. Trade tariffs and reduced market opportunities is certainly something that will need consideration when making …

Dwyer Group expands Drain Doctor franchise nationally with two new owners

Dwyer Group, one of the world’s largest parent companies of home service brands, has expanded its Drain Doctor franchise locations to 53, with two new franchise owners coming on board – Carl Butterfield and Steve and Myles Lawless. Carl Butterfield took over the management of Drain Doctor Gloucestershire in June and continues to work with …

Despite hopes of a soft Brexit being flushed away, Drain Doctor keeps on growing

Drain Doctor Franchise

Banbury, UK (23 August 2018) – With the fear of a no-deal Brexit and UK businesses living through uncertain economic times, the drainage industry has seemingly not had the same problems growing their businesses, according to Drain Doctor, the UK’s largest full service combined commercial and domestic plumbing organisation. Drain Doctor, which has over 50 …

Our family keeps growing!

Drain Doctor Franchise is excited to welcome Countrywide Grounds Maintenance to our family of service brands, The Dwyer Group. If you need grounds maintenance services with the highest standards, Countrywide is at the cutting edge! Countrywide was established over 25 years ago and in that time has developed an enviable reputation for excellence that stretches …

Basildon Bond

Basildon Bond

Through a mix of hard graft, dedication and commitment, Colin May has risen through the Pirtek ranks from trade counter assistant to owner, much to his own surprise. “I never set out to own my own business.   But Pirtek gave me that opportunity and I seized the chance.”   So says Colin May, Licensee at Pirtek …