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Metro Rod Franchise available in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England

  • Price: £350,000
  • Annual Turnover: £750,000
Seller Reference: MetroRod6499
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This established Metro Rod drainage business was purchased by the current owner in 1995. During that time, the business has seen considerable growth. Located in a beautiful area of Cambridge, Metro Rod is a well-known and established brand within the area.

Generating a regular income, with several commercial business contracts, across maintenance, rental, medical and hospitality sectors. This highly profitable franchise provides an excellent opportunity for a new owner to take over and continue to build on the success this business has accumulated.

The drainage industry is thriving. The demand for Metro Rod’s services is 24/7, 365 days a year, and we pride ourselves on being a dependable and reliable company so that our clients know they can call us any day or night to solve their drainage and pump problems.

The current franchisee has built a successful business over a 25-year period and now wishes to sell due to retirement. This flourishing business has a turnover of circa £750k each year. There is excellent potential for a new owner to step into an established business and provide a fresh perspective, to help the company realise its full growth potential.


Founded in 1983, Metro Rod is a leading provider of drain maintenance and pump services to the commercial market. The services are provided on a 24/7/365 basis by over 45 franchisees with geographical coverage across the entire UK. In 2016 Metro Rod expanded its range of services with the launch of Metro Plumb which primarily serves the emergency insurance market provides cold water plumbing services.

Metro Rod and Metro Plumb was acquired by Franchise Brands PLC in March 2017, a group of 400 franchisees across five brands in B2B and B2C markets. They bring a wealth of experience and knowledge so that franchisees can benefit from their shared support services, management experience and group resources.

Metro Rod’s specialist drain maintenance and pump services include drain repair and unblocking, pump maintenance, high-pressure water jetting, CCTV drain surveys, septic tank emptying, pipelining, robotic cutting and asset mapping.

Metro Rod serves national commercial businesses across multiple sectors including facilities management, retail, water utilities, social housing, hospitality, healthcare, warehousing and manufacturing. We also provide services to local businesses and other customers in the private and public sectors. Metro Rod’s 450-plus engineers complete over 150,000 jobs per year.

Our high standards of customers service have enabled us to establish relationships with a range of businesses from large blue-chip organisations to retail and catering businesses with multiple units across the country.


The Metro Rod and Metro Plumb franchise model is a proven success that has remained resilient against recession. Our emergency repair services, and regular drain maintenance contracts have kept Metro Rod franchisees busy, regardless of the state of the economy.

Metro Rod and Metro Plumb are the ideal franchise opportunities for committed individuals who have management or small business operation experience; you don’t need to be a drainage expert, as we provide you with all the training you need to run s successful drainage and pump maintenance business.

For more information, please see prospectus attached, or fill out the enquiry form below to get in touch.
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Metro Rod and Metro Plumb Cambridge covers from Saffron Walden to the Coast Line. A full list of postcodes can be provided.
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