Metro Rod recently held their annual conference at Celtic Manor Resort in Newport. 42 franchises, the senior management team, support center staff, suppliers and some of the other brands in Franchise Brands portfolio of businesses travelled from all over the country to attend. We were even joined by Franchise Brands most recent acquisition Willow Pumps. We celebrated successes from 2019 and looked at the targets, opportunities and challenges that we face in 2020.
We met suppliers including I Touch, Rioned, CVM and CJ Kelly and had chance to see the most up to date equipment and technology in the drainage market. As the day drew to a close all attendees glammed up ready to attend the awards ceremony where several awards where handed out including best marketing franchise, best PR event, employee of the year, engineer of the year and franchise of the year to name a few. We at Lancashire where overwhelmed to pick up two awards with Best Marketing Franchise and Engineer Of The Year which was won by Rick French our longest standing engineer. We had a great weekend and are already looking forward to next years conference.