Carl Butterfield – Drain Doctor Gloucester

Name: Carl Butterfield

Franchise Area: Gloucester

Your Background: “My Previous business experience has been the managing of multiple public houses, restaurants and hotels. I have also had retail experience. I did not previously have experience in plumbing and drainage.”

Why did you want to start your own business?I have always worked for myself from the age of 20, i have had several businesses over the years.

Why Drain Doctor?  “I liked the stability of the brand and have confidence in the industry.”

What do you enjoy most about owning a Drain Doctor business? “The team that i work with.”

What advice would you have for those looking into starting a franchise?Do your homework very wisely and pick a long-term growth industry.”

What have you learnt about yourself during your time as a franchisee?  “That my decision to purchase the business was the right decision. “

What do you like to do in your spare time?  “Spend time with my family and travel”

What are your personal goals for the next 5 years? “To build the turnover of the business to 2 million pounds.”  

How did you reward yourself when you hit your first business goal? “I bought a new Range Rover.”

About the Business

Year business started: 2018

Did you buy a new territory or a franchise resale? Resale

Current Turnover: £500,000

Members of Staff: 10

Plans for the business over the next 5 years: “New Premises, More staff, New Territory.”

How beneficial is the ongoing training?Regional meetings have been useful”

What are the advantages of being part of a franchise organisation? “Joint knowledge and the backing of the brand”


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