The owners of the Nottingham franchise of Drain Doctor Plumbing have marked a decade in the business by signing a new ten-year franchise agreement.
Drain Doctor Plumbing is one of the few franchisors in the UK to offer its franchisees ten-year agreements, underlining the confidence it places in its franchisees. The agreements allow people such as Juan and Yvonne Muntaner to run their own businesses under the ‘umbrella’ of a national brand.
The Muntaners launched their franchise business in Nottingham in 2003 and later expanded to cover the Peterborough franchise area as well.
Yvonne said: “We are delighted to have been a Drain Doctor franchise business for ten years and we are looking forward to another decade. The fact we have been part of its network for all this time is a tribute to its system.”
Over the past ten years the Muntaners have grown their business. They took on the Peterborough franchise business in 2010. They now have four technicians in four fully-equipped vans and two part-time office staff.
“To celebrate our first ten years with Drain Doctor we have moved into new offices in Bourne, Lincolnshire. We have been working from home since we launched.
“We are working towards further expanding our business by adding another four technicians and four vans with two full-time office staff by the end of 2015.”
Yvonne added: “Despite the ‘double-dip’ recession it has still been possible to grow the business sustainably with hard work and dedication to Drain Doctor’s proven formula. It offers a recession-resistant opportunity where we can be independent operators running our own business but with all the back-up that comes with being part of a large national organisation.
“We are delighted to have signed up for a further ten years with Drain Doctor – it allows us to continue to grow our business.”
“The fact that Juan and Yvonne have now signed up for a second decade is a tribute to the business model which we have developed,” said Freddie Mitman, chair and founder of Drain Doctor Plumbing. “It underlines the success which franchisees are experiencing in continuing to build their businesses.”
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