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Drain Doctor Franchise

Generate a 6 figure income with this proven management franchise model, in a recession proof industry, alongside the UK’s most trusted drainage and plumbing franchise company.

John Lilburne Drain Doctor

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At a Glance

Established: 1994

UK Presence: Over 35 Franchisees in the UK; only 20 franchise territories available.

Average start up cost: £85,000

Min personal contribution: £15,000

International Presence Our sister company Mr Rooter has around 230 Franchisees in the US and approximately 26 Franchisees in Canada.

Development type: Unit franchises

Franchise Membership: bfa Established

Franchise Info

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Build a 6 figure income with this recession proof franchise model.

Drain Doctor is the UK’s #1 Franchise Opportunity in the recession resistant Drainage and Plumbing sector, providing essential services to homes and businesses nationwide since 1994. Drain Doctor has developed a reputation for customer service excellence over our 25+ year history, becoming the UKs most trusted drainage and plumbing company on trustpilot.com.

And now it’s more affordable than ever before to join the Drain Doctor Team

Backed by the Franchising Global Superpower that is Neighbourly, Drain Doctor recognises that personal financial affordability is no reflection of ability to be a great franchise owner. And that’s why we’ve launched the Drain Doctor Growth Assistance Scheme. This is an opportunity for Drain Doctor to assist the right person to join and grow their Drain Doctor business, even if they don’t have the recommended £25,000 - £50,000 of their own liquid assets to invest.

*With this assistance above and the relationships with high street banks Drain Doctor are keen to speak with anyone with a passion for people and great customer service, with a background in management and/or marketing. You’ll need around £15,000 of your own personal funds, and then Drain Doctor, Neighbourly and the high street banks can help you with the rest.

Enquire now for more information on the Drain Doctor Growth Assistance Scheme

See why Drain Doctor is the UK’s Most Trusted Drainage and Plumbing Franchise Opportunity

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Could you be our next £1million+ franchisee like Rob & Sam Simpson?

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No experience needed in this low-risk, rewarding business.

Drainage and Plumbing is an essential service and our franchise owners and their teams are proud to continue serving their local communities no matter the economic or political climates.

If you’re passionate about changing the face of the industry and delivering an exceptional level of experience to your local community when they need you most. Then you’re the type of person we’re looking for.

Drain Doctors Multi Van Profit Graph

Scale your business up to a multi-van operation and enjoy strong profit margins delivering a world class customer experience to your local community.

Drain Doctor’s determined self-motivated franchise owners are managers of their businesses, they’re not getting their hands dirty doing the work every day. They concentrate on the growth of the business and employ a team of engineers to follow our proven service system to deliver great customer experience and profitability.

A Day in the life of a Franchise Owner might include;

  • Connecting with new customer
  • Team Meetings and Site Visits
  • Making and taking calls with both home and business owners
  • Organising and attending business/networking meetings
  • Dispatching and managing staff members

Maybe you’re the next Ben Binns?

Benjamin Binns launched his business in April 2022 with no prior industry experience after finding the opportunity online – watch and hear about Ben’s experience with Drain Doctor here

World Class Training and Support as Standard

As a Drain Doctor franchise owner, you’ll receive comprehensive training, ongoing support, bespoke technology and marketing expertise, all driving your business forwards. You’ll also benefit from the experience of other like-minded business owners in the Drain Doctor network, working together without competition. As part of the Drain Doctor Franchise Package you can expect;

  • Step by Step launch support and guidance with Drain Doctor’s Sure Start programme
  • 5 days Business Operation Training run by Drain Doctor’s Business Development Managers
  • 5 Accredited Technical Training – whilst we don’t want you doing all of the work, we do want you to be confident and competent in front of your customers and staff. Our courses are accredited by the Water Jetting Association and National Association of Drainage Contractors

Drain Doctors accreditations

Our dedicated business development managers help you with all aspects of your business operation including;

  • Marketing & Sales
  • Management & Business Operation
  • Finance

Maybe you could get off to a flying start like Jessica and Tyrone – Launching in Feb 2022, they achieved over £359,000 in their first 12 months in operation.

"Drain Doctor have held our hand every step of the way, from van and equipment procurement, staff recruitment, our business training and technical training for us and our staff members, they've been there right next to us"

"They're centralised digital marketing system has meant that we just needed to agree a budget to spend and let them do the rest. We could then spend all of our time and attention visiting businesses in our local community to introduce ourselves and offer our services. Of course, with a reputable brand like Drain Doctor behind us, those conversation were so much easier than had we started our business ourselves"

"We're delighted with our decision to join Drain Doctor and our first month's trading. We're now looking forwards to building on this early success with a 2nd van on it's way and we can already see the potential for a 3rd before this year is out"

Benefit from national accounts with some of the UK’s best-known brands

Not only will you be given the opportunity to earn money by working with some of the best-known companies in the UK, you can also benefit from the superior reputation and kudos earned by working with these companies during your business conversations in your local area.

Drain Doctors Best Known Brands

Join a global franchising powerhouse with 5,000 fellow franchise owners

Drain Doctor is a valued part of Neighbourly, the world’s largest group of home service franchises. With 5,000+ franchise owners, operating in 9 countries and serving 10million customers, Neighbourly really is the gold standard in this service sector.

What does this mean to you? As a Drain Doctor franchise owner, you will benefit from the economies of scale that a $3billion+ global company enjoys. Moreover, you can rest assured that your investment and future is in safe hands.

There are a select number of territories remaining, so don’t miss out on an area close to you

Drain Doctor is a mature franchise network that has steadily grown over the last 25 years, as such there are only a limited amount of franchise territories remaining. Contact the Drain Doctor team to find out if your local area is still available!

  • Aylesbury
  • Barnsley & Rotherram
  • Swindon
  • Dartford
  • Bournmouth
  • Brentford & Richmond
  • Edinburgh
  • Exeter
  • Glasgow North
  • Glasgow South
  • Kilmarnock
  • Leatherhead
  • Lincoln & Nottingham East
  • Cheshire
  • Newport & Mid Wales
  • Belfast
  • Portsmouth
  • Romford & Upminster
  • Rugby
  • Scunthorpe, Grimsby, Doncaster
  • Sheffield
  • South Croydon
  • South West Wales
  • Sailsbury & Yeovil
  • Southampton
  • Stockport
  • Stoke-on-trent
  • Taunton
  • Teeside
  • Tunbridge Wells
  • Uxbridge & Heathrow
  • Woodford

Request your information pack today to learn more about franchising with Drain Doctor. If you like what you read, you can attend one of our regular Discovery Days and find out how you could earn yourself a six-figure salary in this future proof industry.

John Lilburne Drain Doctor

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Success Stories

Success Story
I wish I had done this 10 years ago!

Liam Dyson is one of the latest franchisees to join Drain Doctor.  Prior to starting his franchise, Liam had been a builder for 20 years. Deciding that he wanted to come away from the tools, he started to look at franchising and being familiar with drainage, he started his research there. “Franchising seemed like the natural choice for me.  There are people to talk to, to support you, when you need them. Other franchisees offer tremendous support and though you are running your own enterprise, you feel part, of a bigger team.”

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Success Story
From university lecturer to Drain Doctor franchise owner

University lecturer Adam Thomson joins Drain Doctor and moves from teaching Economics to delivering an essential service to his community in Central Scotland and the surrounding areas. “Drain Doctor appealed to me because it is an instantly recognisable brand, with decades of hard work invested in its reputation for professionalism and integrity.”.  Adam talks about the first 12 months of his Drain Doctor journey.

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Success Story
Interview with Drain Doctor franchisee for East Anglia

Rob Simpson started his Drain Doctor franchise in East Anglia in 2009.  Knowing he wanted to start his own business, but not having any specific product or service knowledge, franchising with its’ proven systems and training seemed the logical choice. After an acquaintance mentioned that they were selling their Drain Doctor business, Rob did due diligence and decided it was the one for him. He now provides drainage and plumbing services in Peterborough and the surrounding area.

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Success Story
Ex-serviceman joins Drain Doctor

Ex-serviceman Richard Elliott, who spent 13 years in the British Army, has joined Drain Doctor. Richard has moved from Security Detail in Iraq to delivering an essential drainage and plumbing service to his community in Derby and the surrounding areas.  “As an ex-squaddie, my life makes sense when there are systems, processes and checks in place to ensure the best results are achieved. Franchising gives me these.”

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Record-Breaking Neighbourly UK Reaches New Heights At Reunion

Neighbourly UK hosted its largest-ever annual Reunion conference in Birmingham earlier this month, bringing together over 500 franchise business owners from across the UK. This year's three-day event, 'Reaching New Heights', brought together and celebrated the success of Neighbourly's franchise business owners from every brand: Bright & Beautiful, Countrywide Grounds Maintenance, Drain Doctor, Dream Doors, Greensleeves and Pimlico Plumbers.

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Neighbourly, one of Britain’s largest home services organisations and home to 6 established brands including Bright and Beautiful, Countrywide Grounds Maintenance, Drain Doctor, Dream Doors, Greensleeves, and Pimlico Plumbers, celebrated a record-breaking 2022 at one of the UK’s biggest franchise events on 9th March.

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Major award for million-a-year drains expert

A drains expert who put away his tools as an experiment and decided to manage his business instead has more than doubled his turnover to £1 million a year. His spectacular success has won Drain Doctor Oxford owners Jon Parker and his wife Lisa a Great British Franchisee Award – one of the highest honours in the industry.

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New Funding Partnership makes it even cheaper to start a Drain Doctor Franchise

Drain Doctor, the UK’s most trusted national drainage and plumbing company, celebrates a new funding partnership that sees a whopping 75% of the investment figure funded by a major high street bank.

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