Jim Watson (on the right), Drain Doctor franchise owner, with his team of technicians.
Jim Watson (right), Drain Doctor franchise owner, with his team of technicians.
Chloe Shakesby

Newcastle drainage franchise plans expansion after record £1m turnover

Drainage and plumbing franchise Drain Doctor has announced that it ended 2019 with a record £1m turnover.

The franchise, which emergency plumbing, blocked drains and drain repair service, has increased its staff numbers by 20 per cent in the last four years.

The family-owned business is part of a national franchise network of over 55 Drain Doctor locations across the UK, and plans to expand this decade by reinvesting in new equipment.

Jim Watson, franchise owner, said: “2019 has been a fantastic year for the business and I am confident that we can continue to build on this success and raise our game even further going into 2020 and beyond.

“Looking to the future, our focus is to further grow the commercial side of the business and reinvest in new drainage equipment and technology so we can expand our client base and work in new sectors, such as housebuilding, sports and hospitality.

“We will also continue to increase our growing fleet of technicians and support staff, recruiting the best talent in the local area, and get involved in community related initiatives, such as DIY SOS, where the business can give something back.”

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