An Established Voice in the UK Franchise Industry

Neighbourly has more than 3,700 franchise locations in 9 different countries. Since 1981, we have maintained high standards of franchising excellence. We currently support franchisees across five franchise brands in the UK: Drain Doctor, Mr. Electric, Countrywide Grounds Maintenance, Aire Serv and Bright & Beautiful.



22 Franchise Brands




Neighbourly business owners can depend on us for the tools and resources designed to facilitate growth and success.

Experienced Franchise Professionals

  • Starting and growing businesses for 35+ years
  • 21 established franchise brands

Dedicated Business Support

  • 800+ corporate employees
  • Your own franchise consultant to aid the growth of your business

Comprehensive Franchise Training

  • One-week initial business coaching
  • Ongoing training programme

Innovative Group Marketing

  • Neighbourly marketing team to support your campaigns
  • Professional branding and marketing materials

Proven Business Systems

  • Serving 8.9 million customers across the network
  • 14 home services provided

Expanding Franchise Network

  • 3,600 franchise owners worldwide
  • Benefit from the buying power of an international corporation


How We Began

Neighbourly’s origins trace back to one man and his dream of success, not just for himself,
but for ambitious individuals everywhere…

After a brief career in the US Armed Forces, and a short but successful time as a Hollywood talent agent, Don purchased his first franchise to market and sell business coaching materials.

He was so successful that the franchisor recruited him to join the home office in Waco, Texas, where he quickly rose through the ranks. “I am convinced,” he would later write, “that franchise ownership is the best way for the first-time entrepreneur to get started in business.”

Don’s mission for business success led him to other franchise opportunities, one of which became Rainbow International®, one of the world’s largest organizations of its kind and the flagship company of Neighbourly, formerly The Dwyer Group.

The story begins in New York when Don Dwyer sold his cherished convertible to buy a paper route so that he could earn money to pay for his college education. When Don graduated from college, he had earned over $2 million (adjusted for inflation)!


Multiple Brands Delivering Excellent Service

When you join Neighbourly, you are becoming a part of a global vision to create a community of home service experts. Using franchise systems and support built up over 30 years, you can grow a successful business whilst providing a valued local service.

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John & Lisa Parker, Drain Doctor Oxford
“The day to day of running your own business gives you a real buzz. We enjoy the challenges and tests we are faced with daily, but the overall freedom we have over our own lives has enabled us to live a much better lifestyle than we could have ever imagined before.”

Find out how John and Lisa used the Drain Doctor model to build a more flexible lifestyle.