Rachael Parry has opened the doors to Drain Doctor Edinburgh - becoming the domestic plumbing and drainage specialist’s first solo female franchisee in the UK.
Despite a successful career in financial services management with Royal Bank of Scotland and Tesco Bank, 40-year-old Rachael says she wishes she had trained as a plumber when she was at school.
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Of the decision to invest in a Drain Doctor franchise, she says: “As soon as I started engaging with Drain Doctor, I knew it was the franchise for me.
“I was impressed with their corporate values, scale and strategy for growth, but most of all I’ve been overwhelmed with the level of help and support I have received at every step along the way, from my initial enquiry to being ready to launch.
“The devil on my shoulder wanted to take on a traditionally male dominated industry and achieve success through doing things differently.
“I believe my ethos and ways of working, combined with the Drain Doctor culture of delivering an exceptional level of service, will be a winning combination. I’m really looking forward to getting stuck in and to be a key player in my city.”
Pierre Jeannes, managing director of Drain Doctor, says: “With her proven experience managing teams in large blue-chip organisations, coupled with her passion for the industry and enthusiasm to make the business work, Rachael exemplifies the kind of franchise owner we look for across our industry and shows other women the fantastic opportunities that exist in our growing network.”
Drain Doctor has around 55 franchisees in the UK.