Positive signs of growth in 2013

Drain Doctor Plumbing  – the UK’s premier combined emergency plumbing and drain repair service – is confident of positive growth in the UK economy following the recent release of official GDP figures.

Drain Doctor chairman Freddie Mitman is optimistic about sustained growth prospects for the company throughout 2013 and beyond. His predictions are borne out by national statistics.

Freddie Mitman - confident of growth

Freddie Mitman – confident of growth

Nationally, the UK economy grew by 0.3 per cent in the first quarter of 2013 according to figures from the Office of National Statistics. The figures for Q2 show 0.6 per cent growth. Forecasters predict this to continue in Q3 and Q4 giving a one per cent growth for the year.

Mr Mitman said: “At the start of our third decade in business as a group we are firing on all cylinders in order to make strong progress. We had great highlights in 2012. We established a break-through in acquiring jobs through the internet, national accounts grew by 15 per cent and some positive marketing was done in many areas.

“The early signs for the first half of the year show that we are already on an upward trend in 2013 and in many ways we are in the finest possible position to grow as the country emerges from recession. Shops are suffering, sales of cars are suffering, purchases for the home are suffering, and holiday bookings are suffering but Drain Doctor in comparison is not suffering.

“The continuing success of Drain Doctor is testament to the hard work of our franchisees as they develop their businesses.

“Particularly over the past few years, when the economy generally has been in poor shape, our franchisees have demonstrated that with the Drain Doctor system it is possible to grow a profitable franchise business.”

Launched in the UK in 1993, Drain Doctor Plumbing quickly grew to become the country’s premier combined emergency plumbing and drain repair service. It now provides a 24 hour a day, 365 days a year service across the country with each franchise run as an independent business.

Customers get fixed-price, no obligation quotes, a complete guarantee on all work, and a full 24 hour per day seven day per week service with no call out charges – so people pay the same price for work at any time of day or night.


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