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The Dwyer Group has purchased Drain Doctor.

Bromsgrove, Worcester – The Dwyer Group UK, the UK arm of one of the world’s largest franchise companies of trade service brands, The Dwyer Group, has acquired the master licence for Drain Doctor. It is the latest in a series of purchases by The Dwyer Group, emphasising the company’s growing interest in direct franchising on an international level. Terms of the deal have not been disclosed.

“This is a momentous day for the international strength and commitment we are making to support and grow” said Mike Bidwell, President and CEO of The Dwyer Group.

Drain Doctor was established by Freddie and Jan Mitman in 1993 and has grown to become the largest commercial and residential plumbing and drain cleaning business in the U.K. with 80 locations operating today.

The Mitmans, who were attracted to the accomplishments of The Dwyer Group service brands in the U.S., looked to franchising as a way to help people grow their own businesses when they purchased the master licence and introduced Drain Doctor in the United Kingdom. Today, after 22 years of growth, Drain Doctor has become a reputable and respected name in the region as the Mitmans look towards retirement and The Dwyer Group continues to guide the brand forward.

“We wanted franchisees to have leadership that fully understood the franchising business model and could help them grow further” said Freddie Mitman about the purchase. “The Dwyer Group, the original founder of the systems that have made Drain Doctor so successful, seemed to be the most obvious choice to be entrusted with that future growth.”

“We are extremely happy that The Dwyer Group has taken up the challenge of building the Drain Doctor network still further” said Jan Mitman. “Their track record proves that they will be the ideal leaders for the task ahead. Drain Doctor will, so to speak, stay in the family.”
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