Metro Rod

Metro Rod – London South East

Offers in the region of £240,000

Location – South
Sector – Plumbing and Drainage
Style – Management
Number of franchises – 51

Business Information

Franchise Resales are pleased to be able to offer for sale this Metro Rod franchise in London South East. Purchased as a resale in 2010, this Metro Rod and Metro Plumb business has developed an excellent reputation within the area. Boasting a turnover of circa £375k each year, this business is has experienced consistent growth in recent years.

This business boasts a mixture of national accounts and local commercial business customers. The current owner has made a number of connections in the local area and developed the excellent reputation this business has today. The contracts currently in place span across a range of different sectors.

This business has experienced significant growth during the past 5 years as a result of the association with a facilities management agent working on village developments. There is also scope for this business to win future contracts within the area.

There will be vans and equipment included in the sale of this business that will allow the new owner to continue to run and manage it successfully following the sale.

The demand for Metro Rod's services is high and the drainage industry is thriving - making this business an ideal opportunity for anyone who wishes to join this lucrative sector.

Metro Rod is ideal for committed individuals who have management or small business operation experience; you don’t need to be a drainage expert, as Head Office provide you with all the training you need to run a successful drainage and pump maintenance business.

Franchisor Overview

Founded in 1983, Metro Rod is a leading provider of drain maintenance and pump services to the commercial market. The services are provided on a 24/7/365 basis by over 45 franchisees with geographical coverage across the entire UK.

Metro Rod was acquired by Franchise Brands PLC in March 2017, a group of 400 franchisees across five brands in B2B and B2C markets. They bring a wealth of experience and knowledge so that franchisees can benefit from their shared support services, management experience and group resources.

Metro Rod’s specialist drain maintenance and pump services include drain repair and unblocking, pump maintenance, high-pressure water jetting, CCTV drain surveys, septic tank emptying, pipelining, robotic cutting and asset mapping.

Metro Rod serves national commercial businesses across multiple sectors including facilities management, retail, water utilities, social housing, hospitality, healthcare, warehousing and manufacturing. We also provide services to local businesses and other customers in the private and public sectors. Metro Rod’s 450-plus engineers complete over 150,000 jobs per year.

Their high standards of customers service have enabled them to establish relationships with a range of businesses from large blue-chip organisations to retail and catering businesses with multiple units across the country.

Advice from us

This prospectus of sale has been prepared by Franchise Resales to assist in the process of selling this business. The information and details contained herein have been supplied by, and verified as correct at the time of writing, by the seller. Franchise Resales Limited is unable to confirm or warrant the accuracy of this information. Prospective purchasers should ensure that all details have been verified before proceeding. The purchaser is advised to take independent legal, financial and taxation advice in relation to any decision to purchase this or any other business, and thereby becoming a franchisee. Experience has shown us that legal processes can be protracted, and that delays caused by solicitors who don’t understand the franchise resale process are frustrating and expensive, for both parties. Therefore, we recommend that you use solicitors who are familiar with franchising.

Interested in this franchise?

What happens after you enquire?

Once you have applied for a business through our Franchise Resales website, you will be diverted to the new FR24/7 buyers’ portal. Please do not contact the franchisee directly about the sale of this business as the staff may not be aware that the business is for sale. In the portal you will be asked to sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA), we cannot supply any confidential information for any of our businesses until an NDA has been signed and approved by our team.

Approval will take up to 2 working days and will require a conversation with one of our team members. Once approved, you will be granted access to view your chosen business sectors. Here you will see the prospectus of sale for the business(s) you are interested in along with others in your chosen sectors.

Do you require funding to enable you to purchase your new business?

Franchise Resales has a fantastic relationship with all the major UK banks that have franchising departments. In the Portal you will have access to the main contacts and other funding providers that we deal with.

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