Let us introduce ourselves…

We are proud to be the expert in commercial drainage solutions, providing customers with a safe, honest, reliable and professional service, day and night. Our 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, while our tanker fleet offers flood relief support, sewage jetting and de-silting.

Founded in 1983, Metro Rod was acquired by the Franchise Brands plc Group in 2017, joining a portfolio which also includes ChipsAway, Ovenclean and Barking Mad. We operate nationwide via a network of 40+ franchises and are looking for others to join us. Franchisees manage a team of highly skilled engineers who are trained to provide a range of high quality services. The focus is on building customer relationships, managing people and providing the very best in customer service.

Investing in a Metro Rod franchise to transform your future

We provide all the tools to enable you to thrive, just like buying a business in kit form:

  • Exclusive local area
  • Unlimited earnings potential with 35% of franchisees achieving sales over £1m*
  • Nationally negotiated contracts with leading UK businesses, councils, schools and housing authorities
  • Unrivalled vision and investment into IT systems and processes
  • Robust, recession-proof business with high growth and profit potential
  • The use of a tried-and-tested business model
  • Nationally recognised brand name with a 35 year heritage
  • 24/7 call centre and a team of unique, support centre experts to rely upon
  • Supportive network of 40+ inspired and motivated franchisees
  • Full training in technical, health and safety, sales and marketing, finance and IT
  • We work with leading, global media and PR agencies to ensure success
  • Security and expertise of belonging to the larger Franchise Brands plc Group
  • Franchises can be built into attractive re-saleable assets, protecting investment

Interested in owning a franchise? Complete the form below and we’ll be in touch.

We are increasing market share, with more engineers than ever before and new franchisees regularly coming on board – would you like to join us?

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Franchisee FAQs

Who are we looking to work with?

The Metro Rod success story is all about real people achieving real results. From Franchise owner Nick in Aberdeen, through to Dave in West Yorkshire and not forgetting Shaun and Jean in Norwich – our 40+ Metro Rod professional family members are all driven individuals or partnerships, with a passion for providing a first-class service.

If you have strong business acumen, good people skills, initial investment funds* and the ambition to own a highly successful, local franchise business, we think you’ll fit in perfectly! Previous careers involving leadership, business development, project management, commercial selling or civil engineering all have very relevant transferable skills but we can provide industry-leading training in all aspects of running a commercial drainage company.

How much does it cost?

Due to our success, we currently only have a strictly limited number of new Metro Rod territories available, with a minimum investment of £125,000 necessary. However, we also have established franchise resales available, which are priced individually.

Our Metro Plumb franchises require a lower minimum investment, starting from £25,000 and require the applicant to possess an NVQ Level 2 in plumbing, or practical experience that we can evaluate with our training team, along with the drive and enthusiasm to grow a local business. Capitalising on a massive gap in the market, which became apparent through our work with national clients, we are experiencing huge demand for our additional plumbing service.

What drainage franchises are available?

We currently have drainage franchises available in:

  • Cambridge
  • South Yorkshire
  • London South East
  • North Scotland

Even if the locale you’re looking for isn’t listed, get in touch so we can understand your exact requirements and contact you if a more relevant area becomes available.

We are proud to be members of the British Franchise Association and are fully committed to their code of ethical franchising.