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Drain Doctor franchisees were flown out to the five star Golden Bay BeachHotel in Larnaca, Cyprus for the conference entitled 'Enhancing our Servicein 2006'.

The highlight of the event was a Gala Dinner award ceremony where DrainDoctor Plumbing group founder and chairman Freddie Mitman presented awardsto franchisees that had excelled during the year.

The Franchise of the Year award was split into three categories based on thesize of the franchise areas. Winners of the award for an area with apopulation of more than one million people were Southampton franchiseesJacqui and Allan Rook, while the award for a franchisee with an area with apopulation of more than 500,000 people went to Cambridge's David and SharonSpurrier. Lancastrians Nick and Lisa Birtles picked up the award for aterritory with a population of under 500,000.

Three franchisees were presented with most progressive franchisee awards fortheir outstanding progress during within their first twelve months inbusiness. These were Gary and Eleanor Wroe, based in Glasgow; AlexThompson, who was deputising for Trevor and Alison Muir, owners of theDundee franchise; and Keith and Diane Poole from Belfast.

The awards for special recognition and performance went to London-basedfranchisee Harry Daswani and Oxfordshire-based Tony Robinson for theiroutstanding contribution to the organisation over the past twelve months.

Franchisees Dave and Denise Baddeley of Redditch and John and HelenRushforth of Leeds were presented with the chairman's club award, which isgiven to franchisees that have contributed to the overall Drain DoctorPlumbing organisation in a special way over the past year.

Ray Martin, a senior technician from Southampton, was presented with thegolden service provider of the year award in recognition of excellentservice attitude. Paul Griffin from Dublin was presented with the Irishshield award which is given to the highest producing franchisee in theRepublic of Ireland.

Preston-based franchisees Kevin and Dawn Preston were presented with thelong term success award, which is given to the franchisee that has been ashining light of the Drain Doctor Plumbing network over a number of years.

"We have a tremendous team of franchisees," said Freddie Mitman chairman ofDrain Doctor Plumbing. "Everyone is always very enthusiastic about the workthey do which reflects positively in how the group performs.

"It is important that everyone is recognised for their achievements andvalued contribution to the Drain Doctor business - congratulations toeveryone that was presented with an award."


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