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Metro Rod Franchise

Metro Rod is the UK’s leading supplier of drainage services to a wide range of businesses and domestic customers.

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At a Glance

Established: 1983

UK Presence: 40+ franchises

Start Up Cost: £100,000

Min personal contribution: £30,000

Development type: Single-unit franchises; multi-unit franchises

BFA Status: Full

Franchise Info

metro rod drain and repair centre

Discover rewarding franchise management opportunities with one of the UK's leading drain care and maintenance companies

Drainage in the UK is a multi-billion pound, highly profitable sector with demand 365 days of the year, 24 hours a day.

Founded in 1983, Metro Rod is a leading provider of drain clearance and maintenance services, we have been clearing and unblocking drains for more than 35 years and we’re proud of our reputation for quality service and customer satisfaction.

Metro Rod serves national business customers across multiple sectors including facilities management, retail, water utilities, social housing, hospitality and insurance, as well as local businesses and other customers in the private and public sectors. Some of our clients include:

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The Franchise Opportunity

Metro Rod is the ideal franchise opportunity for individuals with management or small business operation experience; no drainage experience is necessary.

We only have franchise resales available i.e. established territories for sale. Investing in a Metro Rod franchise therefore allows you to build from an established customer base with ongoing revenue, a fleet of vehicles, associated equipment and trained staff.

Our emergency repair services and regular drain maintenance contracts have kept Metro Rod franchisees busy, regardless of the state of the economy. Not only will you benefit from the work we channel through to you, plus pre planned maintenance contracts, you will also service your own local portfolio of customers.

We have been FULL members of the British Franchising Association (BFA) since 1997.

Franchise resales

We only have established opportunities for sale these are:


We have relationships with some of the major banks with our proven track record and financial supporting data loans of 70% are possible. 

For hard working and dedicated franchisees, the Metro Rod franchise model can generate a fantastic earning potential. A large proportion of our franchisee’s turnover in excess of £1m per year.

Benefits of being a Metro Rod franchisee

  • No prior experience of drainage necessary - Our hugely experienced technical team offer full training to get you started and stay with you using our tried and tested support programme.
  • Sales and marketing support – websites, advertising and a full brand pack of materials plus our Metro Rod’s support centre team assist franchisees in new business generation through their dedicated national accounts team.
  • Being part of Franchise Brands - benefit from the Franchise Brands marketing centre of excellence, a team of experienced and knowledgeable marketing professionals who work on national brand awareness campaigns with some of the world’s best media agencies.
  • Large support centre –a team supporting you from training, business set up, marketing, processing quotes, handling enquires to accounts including invoicing and payment collection. Our support centre team handles more than 15,000 calls and 8,000 emails per month serving customers and providing work for our network of franchisees.
  • In-house call centre team working 24/7 365 days a year processing enquiries and quotations.

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Metro Rod Franchise Resales


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A strong performance, driven by accelerating Metro Rod system sales and acquisition of Willow Pumps

Franchise Brands plc (AIM: FRAN), a multi-brand franchise business, is pleased to announce its full year audited results for the year ended 31 December 2019. Stephen Hemsley, Executive Chairman, commented: “2019 has seen us successfully build the business both organically and by acquisition, with an acceleration in system sales growth at Metro Rod and Metro Plumb, and a recovery in franchise recruitment in the newly formed B2C division, complemented by the acquisition of Willow Pumps which has expanded Metro Rod’s range of services." 

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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.

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Interim results for the six months ended 30 June 2019

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 by reading more...

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Metro Rod franchisees and engineers recognised at spectacular annual awards ceremony!

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.

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Metro Rod Aberdeen expand into 2018

Just a handful of months after taking over the Metro Rod Aberdeen area, Nick and Angela Langan, who also run hugely successful safety and compliance business ‘Safetest Compliance Services’, have started 2018 as they mean to go on, with expansion into Dundee and Perth, and the Highlands and Islands areas.

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