UK franchise business Drain Doctor Plumbing marked a decade of
sparkling growth when founders Freddie and Jan Mitman were presented
with diamond rings by top executives from the US-based Dwyer
Corporation at the group’s annual convention in Stratford-upon-Avon.
Freddie and Jan bought the UK master
franchise from the Dwyer Corporation – the world’s largest
franchise organisation – in early 1993 and guided Drain Doctor
Plumbing’s rapid growth to establish it as the country’s largest
24-hour emergency plumbing and drain repair service. It now operates
through over 65 franchise areas covering 90 per cent of the UK
population plus the Republic of Ireland.
Freddie said: “Our franchisees put
in a fantastic performance in the past year, achieving continued
growth despite the economic downturn that has hit other industry
sectors. Some franchisees are now within sight of achieving £1
million annual turnover.
“Given the high state of
international tension over the Iraq conflict, we were especially
pleased that our colleagues from the Dwyer Corporation were able to
attend the convention. As a precautionary measure we had already
switched the convention venue from our original choice in Istanbul.”