Two Drain Doctors from the eastern region joined forces to promote the Drain Doctor brand to the crowds at the Royal Suffolk Show.
Rob Simpson – who owns the Cambridge, Colchester, Chelmsford and Southend Drain Doctor franchises and who lives in Suffolk – and Jason Hawkins who owns the Norwich franchise, which covers parts of Suffolk, shared a stand at the Suffolk show for two days.
The show is the largest county show in the eastern region and had over 100,000 visitors over the two days. Jason Hawkins has exhibited at the Eye Show previously but it was Rob who was the driving force behind the two franchisees joining forces to set up a stand at the Suffolk Show.
Rob Simpson said: “This is the first time I have done anything like this but we will attend the Suffolk Show again. With support from head office we were able to distribute a lot of merchandise which gets the Drain Doctor name in front of the public – the main point of the exercise.
“We also developed a special show flyer offering visitors to the show a 10 per cent discount. We have already had some success with that. We have also completed two jobs for a customer as a direct result of having our stand at the show. Jason has also had a number of enquiries.
“Over the next few weeks and months we hope to get more enquiries as a result of the flyer and the promotional mugs, pens and pads that people took away with them from the show.”
The stand has already paid for itself. Rob and Jason acknowledge that the stand would not have been a success without all the support they received from head office.
Jason added: “Head office provided us with banners, flags and promotional material which proved a great success.
“We had a lot of people coming to the stand and taking away information about Drain Doctor, as well as the promotional items we had brought. We got through five boxes of mugs. We must have had well over 500 visitors pass by over the two days.
“The main purpose of attending the show was to get the Drain Doctor name in front of as many people as possible and promote the brand. We certainly achieved that.”