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First Metro Rod and Barking Mad franchises open in Ireland

First Metro Rod and Barking Mad franchises open in Ireland

This is the first time the franchises have set foot on Irish soil

Metro Rod and Barking Mad, part of Franchise Brands, a multi-brand franchise business, have entered Ireland for the first time.

Commercial drainage specialist Metro Rod has opened a new franchise in Dundonald, Northern Ireland.

Franchisees Peter Beckett and Paul Davies have ambitious plans for the business, which includes opening a new depot and building its capability and service range.

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Meanwhile, Barking Mad, an award winning dog sitting services provider, has launched its first international franchise in the Galway and Limerick area.
Having seen the brand in England, Jennifer Curtin from Lahinch, County Clare knew there would be a demand for Barking Mad’s services in her local area.

Stephen Hemsley, executive chairman of Franchise Brands, says: “We’re delighted to be expanding our presence in Ireland with new franchisees for Metro Rod and Barking Mad, which we believe bring differentiated services to Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland respectively.

“This further move into Ireland demonstrates the continued momentum at Franchise Brands, as we continue to invest in the infrastructure to support the development, growth and profitability of our franchisees. I’m certain our new franchisees have a bright future and I look forward to seeing them grow successful businesses.”

Metro Rod has 43 depots in the UK, while Barking Mad has 88 franchises in the UK and Ireland.

Franchise Brands also owns ChipsAway and Ovenclean and has around 450 franchisees in 12 countries in total.



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