Drain Doctor Gloucestershire under new management

Banbury, UK (25 July 2018) –  Having spent over 20 years running his own pubs, clubs and hotels in the UK, businessman Carl Butterfield has embarked on a new journey by purchasing Drain Doctor Gloucestershire franchise.

With an existing team of five technicians and four support staff, Carl will taking over the reins and continue to work with Ruth Ryder, office manager, who has been keeping the business running effectively for the past year following the passing away of the previous owner Nick Cousins. Already under Carl’s management, the business has made investments in new vans, specialist equipment for the technicians and moved to new premises in June 2018.

Prior to the acquisition of his new plumbing and drainage franchise, Carl wanted a new challenge and business opportunity in a totally new sector from hospitality, where he previously managed over 100 employees across his premises.

Not wanting to start a new business again from scratch, Carl chose to go down the franchising route and make an investment in a sector which was growing and had lots of potential.  Drain Doctor fitted the bill, particularly as it was part of the Dwyer Group, one of the world’s largest parent companies of home service brands, with a franchise network of over 3,200 franchisees worldwide.

Carl Butterfield said: “I am so excited to be the franchise owner of Drain Doctor Gloucestershire and am very fortunate to have such a great team already in place to help with the day to day running of the business.  Having struggled to find reliable trustworthy tradespeople for our premises, I knew that I wanted to find a sector where there is a shortage of professional experts and that would give me a long-term future and opportunity to buy multi-unit franchises from the same organisation.  Having The Dwyer Group® there definitely gives me peace of mind and confidence, and knowing there is wider support, expertise and resource available, was one of the main reasons why I chose a Drain Doctor franchise.”

“Carl is a high achiever and strong leader with proven success who exemplifies the kind of franchise owner that we look for across our industry,” said Pierre Jeannes, Vice President of Operations for Drain Doctor. “Welcoming our newest member to the Drain Doctor organisation shows others the fantastic possibilities that exist in our growing network.  We’re proud and delighted to welcome Carl to our network and are looking forward to supporting him throughout his exciting new journey with us.”

Drain Doctor is the UK’s leading full service combined commercial and domestic plumbing and drainage organisation with over 50 franchise locations, providing a national service across the UK.

For further information about Drain Doctor and the services it offers, visit www.draindoctorgloucestershire.co.uk/ or call 0800 068 1216.

Drain Doctor is one of the trade service brands for Neighbourly, formerly Dwyer Group.  For more information about Neighbourly’s service brands visit www.NeighborlyBrands.com.


For more information, contact:  Georgina Watkins, Neighbourly.  Tel: 01295 983395 / Email: georgina.watkins@nbly.com

About Neighborly:

Neighborly is a holding company of 21 service brands throughout North America, U.K. and Europe, focused on repairing, maintaining and enhancing consumers’ homes and businesses. The company operates online platforms that connect consumers to service providers in their local communities that meet their rigorous standards as a franchisor across 14 service categories at www.getneighborly.com in the United States and www.getneighbourly.ca in Canada. The company was founded in 1981 as Dwyer Group and is based in Waco, Texas. More information about Neighborly/Neighbourly, and its franchise concepts, is available at www.NeighborlyBrands.com.