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Summary
Metro Rod is an established franchise opportunity in the rapidly growing drainage industry, offering a range of services to the industrial, commercial and domestic markets.

Metro Rod

  Opportunities:
In the UK
  Business Type:
Franchise
  Minimum Investment:
£
  Training Provided:
Yes
  Home-based:
Yes
  Part time:
Yes
  BFA Membership:
Member - Full

Company Overview

Metro Rod unblock and clear drains across the UK. We have a 24-hour call centre at our head office and, as specialists, can react to any type of drainage emergency. With a network of 45 franchises and 30 years’ experience, our fully trained and qualified personnel can deal with all our wlt_fielders’ drainage problems. A national brand with a local service.  Our Services: – CCTV drain surveys- Electro-mechanical clearing- Drain lining and rehabilitation- High-pressure water jetting- Drain excavation and repair- Drainage surveys- Pre-planned maintenance

Franchise Overview

Metro Rod are a nationwide drainage company with a local service, operating for over 30 years. We have franchises available right the way through the UK, and currently have an experienced network of over 40 franchises. Our franchise model includes many benefits to our franchisees including a 24-hour call centre, free factoring and a franchise support department that includes health and safety support, technical support and marketing support.

Training

The first week of training is at our head office in Macclesfield. This in-depth training teaches new franchisees about all core areas of our business, such as our software, operating system and marketing. The following 5 weeks training is carried out at the franchise and consists of business and technical support. After 10 weeks there’s a review meeting with an audit, and after 16 weeks a business plan & financial review.

Daily Life of a Franchisee

A Metro Rod franchisee is a management role. You will mainly be based in your office which is likely to be located within your exclusive territory. Apart from the management of your staff and active jobs, you will also need to participate in acquiring new commercial business via sales/marketing and meeting with potential clients. Some of our franchisees attend site visits and help the engineers with drainage issues.

Full Description


Clearing blocked drains. It’s smelly, it’s dirty, but it’s lucrative.

Metro Rod are experts in dealing with the sticky situations our customers find themselves in, and although it’s a dirty job, we genuinely love doing it.

The drainage industry is thriving. The demand for our services is 24/7, 365 days a year, and we pride ourselves on being a dependable and reliable company so that our clients know they can call us any day or night to solve their drainage problems.

Clearing blockages? That’s the easy part. Our engineers are experts at what they do and provide a first-class service in order to secure maintenance contracts from reactive call outs. Our services are provided by over 40 franchisees, with geographical coverage across the majority of the UK.

About Metro Rod

Founded in 1983, Metro Rod is a leading provider of drain clearance and maintenance services to the commercial market. The services are provided on a 24/7/365 basis, by over 40 franchisees, with geographical coverage across the entire UK.

Metro Rod was acquired by Franchise Brands plc in March 2017, a group of international multi-brand franchisors with a combined network of over 450 franchisees in 12 countries, and a wealth of experience and knowledge in franchising.

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 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. Metro Rod’s 300-plus engineers complete over 150,000 jobs per year.

Our high standards of service have allowed us to establish relationships with large blue chip organisations, to retail or catering businesses with multiple units across the country.

Benefits of being a Metro Rod Franchisee

  • No prior experience of drainage necessary. Our hugely experienced technical team are always on hand to help.
  • Sales and marketing support – Metro Rod’s support centre assist franchisees in new business generation through their dedicated key accounts team.
  • Being part of Franchise Brands means that Metro Rod franchisees can also 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.
  • Our support centre invoicing and credit control function deal with debtors on your behalf, so that you can focus on growing your business.
  • In-house call centre team handling around 20000 calls and 10000 emails a month, processing enquiries via a dedicated customer portal.

Costs & Earning Potential

The minimum investment for a Metro Rod franchise is £125,000+, with resales of existing businesses starting from £150,000+ VAT.

For hard working and dedicated franchisees, the Metro Rod franchise model can generate a fantastic earning potential. Many of our top earning franchisees turnover more than £800k per year.

The Metro Rod franchise model is a proven success that has remained resilient against recession. Our emergency repair services and regular drain maintenance contracts have kept Metro Rod franchisees busy, regardless of the state of the economy.

Metro 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, as we provide you with all the training you need to run your own successful drain care business.

Available Territories

  • South London
  • Guildford
  • Merseyside
  • Northern Ireland
  • Dumfries and Galloway

Interested?

Request more information today or speak with our team directly about the available options and for more information. We would be happy to meet with you either locally or at our support centre based in Macclesfield for initial discussions. We look forward to seeing you soon!

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Full Legal Company Name
Metro Rod
HQ Address

Ashwood Court, Tytherington, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 2XF, England

Telephone
0808 208 3098
Contact
Gillian Walker
BFA Membership
Member - Full
Company overview

Metro Rod unblock and clear drains across the UK. We have a 24-hour call centre at our head office and, as specialists, can react to any type of drainage emergency. With a network of 45 franchises and 30 years’ experience, our fully trained and qualified personnel can deal with all our wlt_fielders’ drainage problems. A national brand with a local service.  Our Services: - CCTV drain surveys- Electro-mechanical clearing- Drain lining and rehabilitation- High-pressure water jetting- Drain excavation and repair- Drainage surveys- Pre-planned maintenance

Investment Currency
GBP £
Training

The first week of training is at our head office in Macclesfield. This in-depth training teaches new franchisees about all core areas of our business, such as our software, operating system and marketing. The following 5 weeks training is carried out at the franchise and consists of business and technical support. After 10 weeks there’s a review meeting with an audit, and after 16 weeks a business plan & financial review.

Business Type
Franchise
Franchise Overview

Metro Rod are a nationwide drainage company with a local service, operating for over 30 years. We have franchises available right the way through the UK, and currently have an experienced network of over 40 franchises. Our franchise model includes many benefits to our franchisees including a 24-hour call centre, free factoring and a franchise support department that includes health and safety support, technical support and marketing support.

Home Based
Yes
Locations
UK-England
Daily Life of a Franchisee

A Metro Rod franchisee is a management role. You will mainly be based in your office which is likely to be located within your exclusive territory. Apart from the management of your staff and active jobs, you will also need to participate in acquiring new commercial business via sales/marketing and meeting with potential clients. Some of our franchisees attend site visits and help the engineers with drainage issues.

Training Provided
Yes
Min Investment
POA
Part Time
Yes
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