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Date Updated: 13-October-2017

Metro Rod UK Franchise

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Metro Rod is the UK leader in drain cleaning and drain maintenance. For more than 30 years we have been clearing and unblocking drains for major companies and leading high street names, as well as home owners, across the UK.

British Franchise AssociationMetro Rod is the ideal franchise opportunity for committed individuals who have management or small business operation experience; you don’t need to be a drainage expert when you join us as we will provide you with all the training you need to run your own drainage business.

Metro Rod are FULL members of the British Franchise Association.

How much does a Metro Rod franchise cost?

The minimum investment for a Metro Rod franchise is £25,000.


Join the UK’s leading drainage specialists with more than 30 years’ experience and over 50 franchised territories

Metro Rod helps a range of customers, from large multi-site businesses, including leading high street names, to individual homeowners, with their drainage needs. We provide each customer with the same high level of customer care and support.

Metro Rod’s specialist drain clearance and maintenance services include high pressure water jetting, CCTV surveys, drain or sewer lining, excavation, electro mechanical cleaning and fat and grease management.

Metro Rod is part of Franchise Brands. Other members of the group are Barking Mad, Chipsaway and Ovenclean.

Metro Rod is looking for franchisees across the UK to join our growing network in this million-pound industry. Opportunities exist to build your business into a multi-van operation.

The Metro Rod franchise model is a proven success that has remained resilient against recession: our emergency unblocking and repair services as well as regular drain maintenance programmes have kept our drainage franchisees busy through good economic times and bad.

Consequently, a number of our franchisees have shown tremendous year-on-year growth to become million-pound turnover businesses.

Other benefits include:

  • Key accounts team winning £20 million of sales annually
  • Call centre operated at head office on 24/7/365 basis
  • Technical and business support field coaching team
  • Finance team managing your debts
  • Full marketing support
  • 30 plus years experience as a market leader in drainage

You can be sure that when you invest in a Metro Rod franchise, you will receive the highest levels of support across all areas of your business, with back up from a 24 hour UK call centre, extensive Head Office support and access to established national contracts with high street names and blue chip companies. It is in our best interests to help you to make a success of your business.

You don’t need drainage experience as we will provide industry-leading training to help you reach the ISO level service that our customers demand.

“You have guaranteed work as well as the support from Head Office. I started with the Brighton territory in 2013 but it is going so well I have also invested in two other territories along the South Coast. We are now building our own new offices to support the larger business, with 14 engineers and related support staff!"
Tony Jeeves, Metro Rod Brighton franchisee

“I love what I do and am proud of what I have achieved – I am thankful to my team and Metro Rod for the support that they have given to me. Although I do a great deal of local marketing, I get guaranteed work from Metro Rod with their National Accounts. Metro Rod also looks after all my invoicing and I have a very low level of debt due to their credit control service and my personal efforts. The support of a franchisor and franchise network would be difficult to match on my own!”
Tricia Craig, Metro Rod franchisee for the North East

"Becoming Metro Rod Cumbria was simple and painless. Metro Rod introduced us to important new clients including Hilton Hotels, BUPA and JD Wetherspoons, which we never could have got without Metro Rod’s support.”
Linda, David, and Stephen Oakes, Metro Rod Cumbria franchisees

Metro Rod have opportunities available across the UK. As well as new franchise areas, we have also have a number of existing franchises for sale:

  • London
  • Dumfries & Galloway
  • Dundee & Perth
  • Inverness (Highlands & Islands)
  • Northern Ireland


Interested and want to know more?

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This will provide you with more detailed information on the franchise opportunity and allow you to contact them direct with any questions you may have.

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