Born and bred Sheffield entrepreneur expands into drainage industry

With over 15 years of running successful companies, Sheffield born and bred entrepreneur Neil Jessop is ready to take his strong business acumen to the next level by launching Sheffield’s first Drain Doctor® franchise.

A qualified plumbing and gas engineer since 2013, Neil dedicated his time to running his own plumbing business where he worked closely with British Gas installing and maintaining boilers. After enjoying many prosperous years in business, Neil decided to expand his expertise by branching into the drainage industry.

Not wanting to start a new business from scratch, Neil chose to go down the franchising route and make an investment in a sector and with a brand which was well known, recession proof and scalable.  Drain Doctor fitted the bill, particularly as it was part of Neighbourly, the world’s largest franchisor of home service brands, with a franchise network of over 3,700 franchisees worldwide, and had a strong company ethos with a Code of Values founded on integrity, respect and customer service.

The new office, which is based in Sheffield, is ready to start trading from today (14 October 2019) and will provide a 24/7 world class service to local homeowners and businesses across Sheffield and surrounds.

Neil Jessop said: “Running my own business has taught me skills that will be invaluable to the day to day management of my new Drain Doctor business. From dealing with customers to managing finances, I know I have the experience, commitment and enthusiasm to make this business a success.

“I am really looking forward to be the new franchise owner of Drain Doctor Sheffield and being a key player in the city, where I am committed to delivering a best in class customer service at the heart of the community.  The future is exciting and having the wider support, expertise and resource available from Neighbourly and other Drain Doctor franchisees, gives me both confidence and peace of mind.”

When Neil isn’t busy with his Drain Doctor, he enjoys watching motor sport and tinkering with the car he built from scratch.

For further information about Drain Doctor Sheffield and the services it offers, visit or call 0114 442 1234.