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Franchise Appreciation Day: Q&A Drainage Edition

30th August 2019

Franchise Appreciation Day: Q&A Drainage Edition

Franchise Appreciation Day: Q&A Drainage Edition!

Franchise Appreciation Day celebrates the complete franchise model and boosts support for local franchises.

In this post, we want to introduce you to your local Metro Rod franchise and director!


What is a franchise you may ask?

Franchises are organisations that allow business-minded people to set up and run their own business with the support of a well-established brand.


Metro Rod West Yorkshire

Metro Rod is a leading, national, drainage and plumbing service in the United Kingdom with a network of over 40 franchises and 30 years experience! Metro Rod West Yorkshire covers Leeds, Wakefield, Bradford, Huddersfield and surrounding areas providing the leading drainage and plumbing local service.


Meet Dave Carter, your local franchise director!

West Yorkshire Franchise

Dave has worked within the drainage industry both as an engineer and a trainer for over 30 years! With this experience and passion, this encouraged Dave to buy Metro Rod West Yorkshire. Daves top quotes are: "We are Yorkshire born and bred" and "Be more Dave"!

Below we have asked Dave a couple of questions about Metro Rod franchising.

What interested you in investing in a Metro Rod franchise?


"Having been an engineer, then a trainer for Metro Rod, I have grown with the company and seen first-hand what a great company Metro Rod is. Not having the funds or business experience to start up on my own I thought a Metro Rod franchise was a great opportunity to run a business as it came with guidance from business managers that want you to succeed, alongside a great client base - you’ve got a recipe for success."


What are the most rewarding aspects of running a Metro Rod franchise?


"Although at times the workload is challenging, I really enjoy solving people’s problems and get great satisfaction when a tricky job is completed, we have built up a great team here at Metro Rod West Yorkshire, the strongest and most professional to date. 

I am really proud and enjoy to see the way our engineers pull together to help and support each other, and our customers. They strive to deliver excellent customer service. Being able to give professional training and experience to ensure they are able to deliver above expectations and watch them succeed is really rewarding. I have the confidence that we have a strong and reliable team.

The determination I see in my team is second to none; to get the job done safely, timely and cost-effectively for our customers - I am proud to be a director of such a team."


How has the franchise supported you to achieve your goals?


"With this team behind me and the guidance of Metro Rod, I believe we can progress to be the number 1 drainage company. Metro Rod has supported me all along the way with financial backing to help to buy large tankers, training both drainage engineers and management and most importantly Health and Safety. They're always at the end of the phone."


Check out team  Metro Rod West Yorkshire photos below:


Metro Rod West Yorkshire are your local drainage company providing you with a range of different drainage services. We are the experts in blocked drains, gutter cleaning, PPMs and CCTV Surveys. Whether you are a homeowner who needs their drains unblocking, or you are a large multi-site business that requires a pre-planned maintenance plan or detailed CCTV surveys, you can be assured that we offer the very best expertise in drainage solutions.


We cover a range of services to meet your drainage needs whether you need drain unblocking or pre-planned maintenance, we are available 24/7 to help:


Unblock drains

Drain repair & excavation

Pipelining & renovation

Inspection & CCTV Drain surveys

Asset Mapping

Gutter cleaning

Pre-planned maintenance

Septic tank management

Tanker services

Metro Plumb


We work with a wide variety of businesses from Schools to Councils and Social Housing:


Facilities Management




Retail & Leisure

Property Management

Social Housing

Water Companies


Construction & Groundworks


If you’d like more information on how to unblock a drain or blocked drains in general, and you’re in the West Yorkshire area, visit the Metro Rod West Yorkshire page to get in touch.

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Talk to your local Metro Rod specialist

We are always happy to arrange a free site assessment and no obligation quotations for any work you might need. Alternatively, you can call our emergency hotline number on 0800 66 88 00

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