Metro Plumb franchise

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Metro Plumb franchise

Metro Plumb – The Nations Local Plumber

Whatever your plumbing problem, your Metro Plumb plumber has the solution. With over thirty local plumbers nationwide, we can tackle your plumbing emergency quickly, cleanly and safely, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Minimum investment

Funding support

Total investment

Franchise fees

Business type

Expected revenue after 2 years

Minimum investment

  • Operating fee:
    Van and equipment
  • Advertising fee:
  • Royalty fee:
  • Average floor space:
    Work from home or your choice of small office

About Metro Plumb

Transform your future by investing in a Metro Plumb franchise!

As part of a nationally recognised group, Metro Plumb offers a recession robust business with no limit to how much you can earn. With our support and proven business model, you can build an income for you and your family.

Metro Plumb is the sister company of the highly successful drainage franchise Metro Rod and provides emergency plumbing services 24/7/365 to commercial and domestic customers throughout the UK. 

What does the Metro Plumb package look like?

You’ll be required to invest £17,000 to secure your own exclusive territory. In addition, you’ll also need a van. Metro Plumb offers financial support to cover these initial costs and also provides a fantastic starter kit of marketing, uniform and stock.

Once you are up and running, you can work from home to manage your business. You will receive customers from the national support centre, as well as through your own marketing efforts in your local community. As your business grows, you can also recruit additional staff to help you provide Metro Plumb’s services in your local area.

Benefits of investing in a Metro Plumb franchisee

  •  Become part of a well-respected brand with an associated history of satisfied customers.
  • Full admin, sales and marketing support
  • Approximately 80% of the services are provided on a reactive basis. With a local franchisee in each area, you will be able to grow your customer base and benefit from local relationships. This will enable you to organise pre planned maintenance contracts and longer-term support programs to service your own local portfolio of customers.
  • Unlimited earning potential.
  • Plumbing has remained resilient against recession. Our emergency repair services, and regular maintenance contracts have kept Metro Plumb franchisees busy, regardless of the state of the economy.
  • We have been members of the British Franchising Association (BFA) since 1997 and have won several national awards with them.
  • Metro Plumb franchise van drivingMetro Plumb is a member of the Association of Plumbing + Heating Contractors. As part of the wider Metro Rod group the following accreditations are also held:
    • Construction Line Gold Certificate
    • ISO 27001
    • Safe Contractor
    • CHAS Premium Plus
    • Environment ISO 14001:2015
    • Quality ISO 9001:2015
    • Health and Safety ISO 45001:2018
    • Achilles
    • Achilles UVDB Community Certificate
    • Water Jetting Association

Territories Currently Available

Gloucester, Harlow, Harrow, Hereford, Highlands & Islands, Ipswich, Isle of Wight, Leeds, Leicester, Lincoln, Liverpool, Luton, Manchester south, Mid Wales, Middlesbrough, Newcastle, North Midlands, North Wales, Northampton, Northern Ireland, Norwich, Nottingham, Oxford, Peterborough, Portsmouth, Rochdale, Solihull, South Yorkshire, Southampton, Sunderland, Sutton, Coldfield, Swansea, Wakefield, Warrington, Wolverhampton

Training and support provided

Metro Plumb franchise team workers

What training and support is on offer?

Every Metro Plumb franchisee is provided with the necessary tools and support to ensure you are successful on your franchising journey.

You’ll work with the franchise’s experienced technical team to establish the breadth of your own knowledge. Following this, you’ll receive training and support covering every aspect of your business, including:

  • Sales and marketing support – your own dedicated webpage on the Metro Plumb website, advertising and a full brand pack of marketing materials
  • New business generation – a dedicated national accounts team will assist you in new business generation by directing leads your way to help you set up long-running contracts.
  • Finance – Back-office support is provided for invoicing, payment collection and credit control on your behalf.
  • ·     Enquiries – an in-house call centre team working 24/7 365 days a year processing enquiries and quotations.


The ideal Metro Plumb franchisee

What does the ideal Metro Plumb franchisee look like?

We’re looking for ambitious, hard-working, commercially aware individuals that are looking to run their own business via our Franchise model. You will require an NVQ Level 2 in plumbing or practical experience that we can evaluate with our training team. 

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Metro Plumb's history

Metro Plumb franchise worker fixing a pipe

How has Metro Plumb developed over the years?

Since the sister franchise Metro Rod’s inception in 1983, many of its franchisees have offered limited plumbing services as part of their drainage business. However, the franchise realised it could diversify by offering a separate package for those that wanted to specialise in emergency plumbing services for both domestic and commercial clients. So, in 2016, the very first Metro Plumb franchise opened its doors. 

Metro Plumb is part of the larger group Franchise Brands plc which is an international multi-brand franchisor with a combined network of over 450 franchisees. You will recognise names such as Metro Rod, ChipsAway, Ovenclean, and Barking Mad, all of which deliver services through the Group’s franchisees.