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Head Office

Metro Rod

Ashwood Court,

Tytherington Business Park



SK10 2XF

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Freephone - 0800 66 88 00


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The Team

Clive Newport

Franchise Owner

With 33 years’ experience in the construction industry and over 11 years’ experience in managing Metro Rod (Bristol), Clive has a full range of knowledge and skills required to manage the most complex drainage projects. He started the Metro Plumb franchise in 2016.Clive is responsible for ensuring the Team of engineers are trained to the highest industry standards and is proud of the high quality of workmanship and customer care delivered by his team. Call Clive for a no obligation quote and exemplary personal service.

Maureen Newport

Franchise Owner

Maureen and Clive Newport have been running the Bristol franchise for 11 years, along with their two sons Darren and Gareth. As a family run business they have taken Metro Rod and Metro Plumb (Bristol) from a 'one man one van' operation to a fleet of 9 vans and 8 engineers and still expanding. Maureen runs the office efficiently and cheerfully and her extensive knowledge means she can answer all your queries quickly and professionally.

Rachael Kenyon

Office Manager

Rachael is our Office and Marketing Manager and looks after many of the day to day office tasks, liaising with engineers, taking calls from Head Office, budgets, payroll, ordering of stock and updating our website.  When not in the office she becomes a taxi driver for 3 children and unwinds baking cakes.

Darren Newport

Operations Manager

Darren is our Operations Manager and knows everything about almost all the jobs we work on in our area. His expertise and experience in this industry allows him to solve problems quickly and efficiently ensuring the best outcome for our customers with minimal disruption.

Gareth Newport

Office Administrator and Camera Survey Processor

Gareth is our CCTV survey processor and sets up the invoicing of our work.  In his spare time, Gareth works out in the gym, goes Snowboarding and is a big fan of being covered in ink.  He has travelled all the way to Norway to get a very special large tattoo completed.  Strangely though, he hates needles at the Doctors!

James Brooks

Office Administrator

James is our wonderful Office Administrator who allocates our work to our engineers and deals with the ever changing logistics of running round the clock. When not at work James is frequently found at the gym or skateboarding.

Rob Gray


Rob comes from a drainage background with years of experience in patching, lining, lateral cutting,  HPWJ and CCTV. In his free time Rob is an active football player and massive rap fan. We are delighted to have Rob on board.

Tony Chorley


Tony Chorley is our muscle-bound engineer for whom heavy work is a doddle! He is a brilliant advert for our business with his exemplary customer service and cheerful disposition. He recently became a Dad for the first time and is a really hands, after working with drains a baby’s nappy is a breeze! 

Steve Watson


Steve joined us recently after many years’ service with Wessex Water and has experience with repairing pump systems too.  In his spare time Steve spends time with his young daughter and enjoys cooking.  His Cauliflower Cheese Deluxe is a bit of a legend.  We are still waiting for the tasting samples to be brought into the office!

Mark Rainey

Drainage Engineer

Mark joined our team in January and comes to us with over 15 years experience in drainage works.  Mark who is based in Taunton will be looking after the most southerly part of our area and the M5 corridor especiallay Weston Super Mare, Bridgwater, Taunton and Minehead!  In his free time Mark enjoys watching horse racing, rugby and has ballroom dancing trophies in his cupboard from his past life!

Chris Smitherman

Senior Engineer

Chris is always cheerful and quick with a smile, he is a very willing member of the team who thinks logically through each and every problem. He has a wealth of drainage experience and a never give up attitude. Chris is a family man with 2 young children.  He is hoping to train as a special constable next year.

Martin Newman

Operations Manager

Martin is our Operations Manager, with a wealth of experience and a lovely calm manner. Martin helps us with site visits and quotes and has been with Metro Rod (Bristol) for over 13 years.   No problem is ever too great for Martin, he loves resolving all drainage challenges and our customers are always complimentary about him. In his free time Martin heads off in his camper van to the coast.