Our Brands

The Group’s market-leading brands are Metro Rod, Metro Plumb, Filta, Willow Pumps, ChipsAway, Ovenclean, Barking Mad and Azura Group.  The combined trading history of all the Group’s brands is over 190 years. 


Pirtek is a market-leading European provider of on-site hydraulic hose replacement and associated services. It provides this mission-critical, emergency response van-based service within a target one-hour arrival time, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Read More.

Metro Rod

Founded in 1983, Metro Rod is the UK’s commercial drainage experts. Full national coverage is provided by 42 franchisees through a nationwide network of over 50 depots and over 550 engineers. Read More

Metro Plumb

Metro Plumb is a national plumbing franchise with more than 30 regional plumbing centres across the country including 13 stand-alone franchisees. Read More


Established in 1996, Filta is one of the market leaders in the commercial kitchen services sector. The Filta Group specialises in fryer management and grease and drain management, servicing businesses that require regular maintenance. Read More

Willow Pumps

Founded in 1997, Willow Pumps is a leading pump design, installation and servicing business, with a below-ground and above-ground capability.  Read More


Established in 1994, ChipsAway is the originator of SMART repair technology and the leading repairer of minor automotive paintwork damage with almost 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 100 franchisees across the UK. Read More

Barking Mad

Established in 2000, Barking Mad is a local dog home-boarding service, It’s franchisees give customers peace of mind when they are away by delivering a professional, tailor-made service.  Read More

Azura Group

Established in 1990, Azura is a leading franchise management software system developer. It is a partner of choice within the franchise sector working with a variety of different franchise networks.  Read More