Drain Doctor Gloucestershire wins President’s Award
Plumbing franchise, Drain Doctor, honoured with a President’s Award by the Dwyer Group EU.
Drain Doctor Gloucestershire franchise manager Ruth Ryder has been honoured with a President’s Award by the Dwyer Group EU. The prize was presented to Ryder as a recognition of the outstanding dedication and resolve she has shown over the last 12 months.
Ryder has had a difficult year, both in terms of running her business and her personal life. Recent months saw the death of her husband and the franchise owner, Nick Cousins.
“I am so flattered to receive this award and would never have expected it, particularly when I know the other great franchisees in the network,” Ryder said.
“This has made me all the more determined to hold both my family and the franchise together, and whilst the demands of work have been incredibly challenging at times, they have also been a good distraction from my personal grief. I could not, however, have got through this without the incredible support of the team of people with whom I work at Drain Doctor Gloucestershire.”
Vice president of Drain Doctor, Pierre Jeannes, praised Ryder for keeping her franchise running in what were incredibly challenging times. “No-one else I know could have coped as well as Ruth and we are proud that she is part of our Dwyer Group family,” he said.
“Not only is she a fantastic representation of Drain Doctor’s values, but she still manages to keep the business operating so steadfastly.
The awards ceremony, which was held in Berlin, commemorated the franchise success stories of the last year. The Dwyer Group is one of the world’s largest franchise organisations in the world and currently has seven European brands within its global portfolio of service brands.
“I would also like to thank the Dwyer Group,” Ryder Said, “who have also been such a huge support and provided me with the guidance and infrastructure to keep the business in a good healthy state.”
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