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, Shaun wanted a new challenge and business opportunity in a totally new environment to both the army and blue chip organisations, where he previously worked in sales looking after both corporates and small and medium sized businesses.
The new office, which is based in Cardiff, is ready to start trading from 7 January 2019. Shaun and his Drain Doctor Plumbing branded van, which is fully equipped with new jetting units, cameras and the latest technology, is available to help local commercial and domestic customers’ with their heating, plumbing and drainage needs across the region.
Not wanting to start a new business from scratch, Shaun chose to go down the franchising route and make an investment in a sector and with a brand which was well known and was growing fast. Drain Doctor fitted the bill, particularly as it was part of Neighborly, formerly Dwyer Group, one of the world’s largest parent companies of home service brands, with a franchise network of over 3,500 franchisees worldwide.
Shaun Bartlett, said: “The military training and sales experience I have gained over the years will prove invaluable for the running of my new franchise, and enable me to bring a variety of transferable skills and qualities to the civilian workplace. For a while, I knew I wanted to start up my own business and be in charge of my own destiny, so that’s when I looked into franchising. Having done my due diligence, I chose Drain Doctor Plumbing as it gave me a great opportunity to go into business delivering a service that I am passionate about to the community.
“I am not daunted by the challenges that lie ahead and I am now really looking forward to getting stuck in and being a key player in our city. I am very excited to be the new franchise owner of Drain Doctor Plumbing Cardiff, and knowing I have the wider support, expertise and resource available from Neighbourly and other Drain Doctor franchisees, gives me both confidence and peace of mind.”
Pierre Jeannes, Vice President of Operations for Drain Doctor, added: “We’re proud and delighted to welcome Shaun to our close network and are looking forward to supporting him throughout his exciting new journey with us. With Shaun’s proven experience in the army and success of working in sales, along with his commitment and enthusiasm to make the business work, he exemplifies the kind of franchise owner that we look for across our industry and shows others the fantastic possibilities that exist in our growing network.”
When Shaun’s not busy with Drain Doctor Plumbing, he enjoys playing rugby and spending time with his son and partner.
Drain Doctor is the UK’s leading full service combined commercial and domestic plumbing and drainage organisation with over 50+ franchise locations, providing a national service across the UK.