The London South West franchise of Drain Doctor Plumbing Ltd (www.draindoctor.co.uk), the UK’s largest combined plumbing and drainage business, has been handling a prestigious contract at the HQ of English Rugby.
The team at London SW Drain Doctor, led by brother and sister team of Aaron Clark and Natalie O’Brien, were called in to deal with drain clearance work in the home and away dressing rooms at Twickenham ahead of some important home internationals. The work has led to repeat business for the team in advance of England’s home fixtures in the Six Nations Tournament in February.
Aaron Clark explained: “We were called in to clear the drains in the home dressing room before the England vs. Australia Autumn international. We had to be flexible because while we there the England team needed to use the changing facilities and baths for training.
“While they were there we did the away dressing room and had to move back to the home one when England finished and Australia turned up for their training. Then go back again when Australia had left.
“We have since been back on site again to complete a thorough cleaning to ensure that the flow from the toilets, showers and baths is running free. Before the Six Nations starts next month we will go back again as part of a regular maintenance deal with the stadium contractors.
“There were a lot of people around and it was bit like being in a scrum at times but we completed the job on time.”
This is just part of the London SW franchise business’ commercial success. Several leading pub and restaurant chains now rely on Drain Doctor to deal with their plumbing problems – vital when a blocked kitchen drain or faulty toilets can force the closure of premises.
Turnover last year, in the depths of the recession, was 16 per cent higher than the year before – and this year the siblings are on track to achieve a massive 70 per cent increase in sales.