Metro Rod franchise

Min investment


Metro Rod franchise

Drain Care and Repair

Discover rewarding franchise management opportunities with one of the UK's leading drain care and maintenance companies

Minimum investment

Funding support

Total investment

Franchise fees

Business type

Expected revenue after 2 years

Minimum investment

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    Work from home or small office

About Metro Rod

Drainage in the UK is a multi-billion pound, highly profitable sector with demand 365 days of the year, 24 hours a day. 

Metrorod franchise retail unit

We’re more than just a rodding company. Although our nationally available commercial and domestic drainage services include clearing blocked drains, they also include drain repair, CCTV drain surveys, gutter clearance, pre-planned maintenance, tanker services, emergency plumbing, asset mapping and robotic cutting.

Our expertise covers all aspects of drainage, and with our industry-leading technology, we have the service capabilities to help our customers with any aspect of drainage work. With the right training and guidance, it can also be a multi-million-pound Management Franchise opportunity for you.

Since 1983, Metro Rod has been carrying out 24/7 drainage repairs and ongoing maintenance for hundreds of thousands of commercial customers. As essential workers, our teams have continued to work through the pandemic, to keep business as normal for our customers. That’s why, as a Metro Rod franchisee, you can look forward to enjoying repeat customers from day one.

Industry-leading service

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With a history of delivering industry-leading service to customers as diverse as the Ministry of Justice, AXA, Hilton, and Sodexo and in sectors as varied as retail, housing and insurance Metro Rod’s tailored approach to business is paying off.

Metro Rod’s business philosophy goes far beyond carrying out repairs. With the help of a large national support centre, customer service and communications are at the heart of everything this franchise does. Where drains break down, businesses no matter how big or small, can grind to a halt. Responding to more than 15,000 calls and over 8,000 emails per month, Metro Rod’s signature approach always keeps customers in the loop, while continuing to carry out the essential repairs their customers desperately need.

And the result is that business has been booming like never before. Now the UK’s leading drain care and maintenance franchise, is looking for the right franchisees to keep taking this business forward.

With an excellent portfolio of existing and ongoing customers, superb support teams to back you every step of the way, and a 24/7 commitment to working wherever and however needed, Metro Rod’s credentials make it one of the best drainage franchises in the country. 

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Training and support provided

Metro Rod Franchise EngineerBeing a Metro Rod franchisee isn’t just about working hard. For the right franchisee, there is unlimited earning potential, with many of the existing franchisees achieving sales over £1 million. This franchise is busy year-round and come rain or shine. As essential workers, this is a recession-proof business, so the more you put in, the more you can get out.

The franchising model combines both great job security and excellent profitability, so for the right, committed and hard-working individuals, running a Metro Rod franchise can be a hugely exciting opportunity.

We look after our franchisees with our 100+ team of support staff

  • A dedicated 24/7/365 call centre
  • Comprehensive sales and marketing support, covering everything from your website, advertising, sales support and promotional materials
  • An exclusive local area for your operations
  • Unrivalled investment into IT systems and processes
  • Nationally negotiated contracts with leading UK businesses, councils, schools and housing authorities
  • Billing and accounts teams
  • Full training and continued support

The ideal Metro Rod franchisee

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Life as a Metro Rod franchisee

Our businesses have all grown to a substantial size, so it's very much a management franchise opportunity when purchasing a Metro Rod business. With every franchise coming complete with the staff and equipment you need to operate. Your role when managing one of our forty-three locations is all about developing and supporting your team, meeting and building client relationships and looking for ways to grow your business.

There is no need to have previous experience in drainage services, we can train you.

The ideal franchisee will have:

  • Good customer service skills
  • Management experience
  • An interest in growing and developing your team
  • An appetite to expand the business

As a Metro Rod franchisee you would be taking over the ownership of a fully operational business, that has a long history of accounts you can review, a solid sales history so you know exactly who your customers are and how the business is doing. Ready for you to take over the operation and push it to the next level. Don’t know anything about drainage, that is fine we can teach you everything you need plus the business comes with drainage engineers to handle the day to day. We are looking for management owners that are ambitious to grow and to hungry to run a multi-million pound operation.

Get in touch for more details, many people didn’t envisage drainage in their career path but pleasantly surprised when they heard what we had to say.

Metro Rod's history

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Throughout its 30 year history, Metro Rod has won multiple awards including being named Franchise of the Year. Individual franchisors have separately been named Young Franchisee of the Year and Female Franchisee of the Year, so there is plenty of room for you to join the wall of fame.

Because of Metro Rod’s long standing history obtaining finance for purchasing these businesses is easier than you would expect. It is possible to get a start-up loan of up to 70% of your costs. As you are taking over an existing business, franchise resales start from around £150,000.

Franchise resale

Metro Rod Franchise Green Vans CircleLondon South East £240k plus assets

Cambridge £250k plus assets

Gloucester £50k (territory only)

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