Our Brands

The Group’s current brands are Metro Rod, Willow Pumps, Metro Plumb, ChipsAway, Ovenclean, Barking Mad and The Handyman Van.  The combined trading history of all the Group’s brands is over 135 years. 

Metro Rod

Founded in 1983, commercial drainage specialist Metro Rod is the leading provider of drain clearance, repair and maintenance services. These services are provided by 42 franchisees with geographical coverage across the UK. Read More

Metro Plumb

Local Plumbers. National Reputation. Metro Plumb is a national plumbing franchise with more than 30 regional plumbing centres across the country providing a friendly and professional service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days per year.

Willow Pumps

Founded in 1997, Willow Pumps is a leading pump supply, installation and servicing business, with a below-ground and above-ground capability. Franchise Brands acquired Willow Pumps in 2019 to help expand Metro Rod and Metro Plumb’s range of services.  Read More


Established for over 20 years ago, ChipsAway is the originator of SMART repair technology and the leading repairer of minor automotive paintwork damage in the UK, with over 200 specialists operating across the country. Read more


Launched in 1992, Ovenclean is the UK’s original and market leading oven cleaning service brand with over 100 franchisees. Ovenclean uses a unique 100% caustic-soda free oven cleaning system. Read more

Barking Mad

Established in 2000, Barking Mad is a local dog home-boarding service which gives customers complete peace of mind when they are away by delivering a professional, tailor-made service. Barking Mad has over 70 franchisees.  Read More

The Handyman Van

The Handyman Van offers a one-stop-shop for all home and property maintenance and improvement services. These include plumbing, electrical, carpentry, general handyman services, plastering, and painting & decorating.