Husband and wife team scoop distinguished franchise award

More than a decade of consistent growth by Drain Doctor couple is recognised by national judges.

Husband and wife team scoop distinguished franchise award

Thanks to a decade and more of continued business growth, the Oxfordshire couple of Jon and Lisa Parker were named as winners of the Great British Franchisee Awards for 2023. This prestigious annual event recognises the UK’s leading franchisees, across a whole range of industries within the nation’s franchising network.

Jon and Lisa, who own the Drain Doctor territory of Oxford, have been in business for just over 11 years, and have increased the company’s turnover and profit ‘year on year’. Drain Doctor is an emergency plumbing and drainage business, with headquarters in Brackley, Northamptonshire.

The Great British Franchisee Awards was established to encourage and promote exceptional performance in all areas of business, such as growth, staff retention, customer satisfaction, community involvement, inspired leadership and franchise involvement.

A statement from the panel of judges, with regards to the success enjoyed by Drain Doctor Oxford, reads: “This is an impressive application and demonstrates how the franchise owners have taken a different direction to growing the business. They moved away from working ‘in the business’ to working ‘on the business,’ with the support and advice from the franchisor. Jon and Lisa clearly know their business inside out and seem to be operating a solid franchise.”

Jon, who is one half of this successful husband-and-wife enterprise, added: “We are delighted to have received such a prestigious award. Since starting the business 11 years ago, turnover and profit has increased year on year.

“Not even the pandemic in 2020 could prevent us from increasing our profits from the previous financial year. Together, with our amazing team, we are committed to building on this success and look forward to delivering an excellent service to our customers in the years ahead.”

Judges of the Great British Franchisee Awards take into account:

Franchisee stability and business experience; Consistency of performance over a number of years; How business owners develop and retain staff; Feedback from customers; How franchisees interact with their local communities; How their leadership qualities and skills have set them apart from others; And how they interact with others within the brand network.

About Drain Doctor: Is an emergency plumbing, blocked drains and drain repair service that covers more than 60 locations across the UK. It offers a reliable, cost-effective and trustworthy 24-hour call-out service to both domestic and commercial customers alike. Drain Doctor has achieved a 5-Star Trustpilot score from over 2,400 reviews, higher than any other national company within the industry.

Andy Swales
Andy Swales