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

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

Investing in a Metro Rod franchise means you can build from an established customer base, with ongoing revenue, a fleet of vehicles, associated equipment and trained staff.

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We are in high demand for our services nationwide and currently have 43 franchise locations, servicing our clients across the whole of the UK. We are looking for ambitious, hard-working, commercially aware individuals that are looking to run their own business via our franchise model to help us keep up with this demand. A focus of Metro Rod is to provide an emergency response service to customers through its operating model of National Accounts and local customers. We are able to do this because of the large support centre team we have in place, as one of our franchisees you will have a team to assist you with marketing, IT, Sales, quotes, tenders, handling enquiries to invoicing and payment collection. Our support centre team handles more than 15,000 calls and 8,000 emails per month serving customers and providing work for our network of franchisees.

Resale Opportunities

Location  Price
Gloucester£50k (Territory only)
Exeter£50k (Territory only)
Brighton £50k (Territory only)
Aberdeen£50k (Territory only)
Oxford £400k (Including Assets & fully staffed)
Edinburgh£350k (Including Assets & fully staffed)
Bristol £995K (Including Assets & fully staffed)

Our excellent reputation and long list of satisfied clients are strong indicators of our attention to detail, clear communication, honesty and integrity.

Metro Rod’s and soon to be your specialist services include:
  • Drain clearance and maintenance.
  • High pressure water jetting.
  • CCTV surveys.
  • Drain or sewer lining.
  • Excavation.
  • Electro mechanical cleaning and fat and grease management.

Benefits of being a Metro Rod Franchisee

  • No prior experience of drainage necessary. Our highly experienced technical team will provide full training to get you started and stay with you using our tried and tested support programme.
  • Sales and marketing support – websites, advertising and a full brand pack of promotional materials continue to build the brand and secure more national account work year on year through our dedicated national accounts team.
  • Being part of Franchise Brands means that Metro Rod franchisees can also benefit from a dedicated support team that work closely with franchisees to help raise the brand profile and drive customer enquiries.
  • Our support centre handles the invoicing and credit control function dealing with invoicing, payment collection and debtors on your behalf, so that you can focus on growing your business.
  • In-house call centre team working 24/7 365 days a year processing enquiries and preparing quotations.

Last year Metro Rod completed over £50 million pounds worth of jobs, a 24% growth increase despite of covid. As a franchisee not only will you benefit from all the work, we channel through to you, we are adding new services and introducing new revenue streams all the time. You will also be able to build local relationships and create your own portfolio of customers, giving you complete ownership of how big you wish to grow your business.

Costs & Earning Potential

Metro Rod offer several ways that you can join the business the minimum investment for a Metro Rod franchise is approx. £100k if you can invest £30k we have relationships with some of the major banks with our proven track record and financial supporting data loans of 70% LTV are possible. Resales of existing businesses start from £150k+ VAT.

We also have other opportunities with our Metro Plumb franchise business which carries a minimum investment value of £10k.

For hard working and dedicated franchisees, the Metro Rod franchise model can generate a fantastic earning potential. A large proportion of our franchisee’s turnover in excess of £1m per year.

The Metro Rod franchise model is a proven success that has remained resilient against recession. Our emergency repair services and regular drain maintenance contracts have kept Metro Rod franchisees busy, regardless of the state of the economy.

Metro Rod is the ideal franchise opportunity for committed individuals who have management or small business operation experience; you don’t need to be a drainage expert, as we provide you with all the training you need to run your own successful drain care business.

We have been members of the British Franchising Association (BFA) since 1997 and have won a number of national awards with them. As well as winning Franchisor of the Year in 2003, in 2016, two of our franchisees were named Young Franchise of the Year and Female Franchisee of the Year.


If this sounds like the type of brand you would like to be associated with, request more information today or speak with our team directly about the available options and for more information.
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Metro Rod Ltd News

Metro Rod marks 40 years in business with 40,000 meal donation

February 15, 2024
Metro Rod has marked its 40 years in business with a 40,000 meal donation to FareShare, the UK’s biggest charity tackling food waste for social good.
Metro Rod Ltd Success Stories

Sewing the Seams of Change: From Needle and Thread to Drainage Business Mastery

November 09, 2023
Have you ever thought about making a bold career change, embarking on an exciting entrepreneurial journey, or joining a thriving industry with limitless opportunities? The story of Clive and Maureen, owners of Metro Rod Bristol, is bound to inspire you.

Sue's Success Story: 24 Years of Thriving with a Metro Rod Franchise

November 09, 2023
In the male-dominated world of drainage services, Sue's journey with Metro Rod franchise stands out as an inspiring tale of resilience, dedication, and success.

Metro Rod Franchisee Interview: Maureen Newport

April 06, 2023
Maureen Newport talks about her journey to becoming part of the Metro Rod franchise network.
Metro Rod Ltd Testimonials
Tracey was my first contact when I enquired about a Metro Rod resale opportunity. She obviously knew her stuff, was easy to talk to and made what was a huge personal decision so much easier as a result. I always felt Tracey made every effort to make the process & negotiations as transparent as possible and was great help when coordinating the all the parties involved in the sale.
Daniel Rhodes​, Managing Director,
Metro Rod Ltd
The best thing we ever did was invest in tankers. It has opened so much work: septic tanks, soakaways, interceptors, jetting and crawlering which then leads to adoption work with the water authorities.
Adrian Taylor Metro Rod Franchise Owner,
Metro Rod Ltd
I came to Metro Rod with no experience in drainage back in 2014, but I learned everything I needed from the team and, combined with lots of on-the-job experience, I am now a qualified engineer. I love working with the team here at Mid Wales; we’re like a family. We work hard, always do that little bit extra for the customer and above all else, I know my work is valued.
Tom Emberton Metro Rod Engineer,
Metro Rod Ltd
I’ve been with Metro Rod for 4 years as the Operations Manager. Everything we do here is a team effort, and whether it is in the office or out in the field, our customer service always comes first. The thing I like most is that we’re a close-knit team, and we’re flexible, so try to ensure everyone has a happy work-life balance.
Daley Jones Operations Manager,
Metro Rod Ltd
My wife and I have been running Metro Rod (Norwich) since 2001, and over that time have built up a strong and loyal client base.
Shaun O’Brian,
Metro Rod Ltd
I love what I do and am proud of what I have achieved – I am thankful to my team and Metro Rod for the support that they have given to me. Although I do a great deal of local marketing, I get guaranteed work from Metro Rod with their National Accounts. Metro Rod also looks after all my invoicing and I have a very low level of debt due to their credit control service and my personal efforts. The support of a franchisor and franchise network would be difficult to match on my own!
Tricia Craig, Metro Rod franchisee for the North East,
Metro Rod Ltd

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