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Drain Doctor Plumbing's two latest franchise owners have left the board of a blue chip engineering consultancy to join the franchise. Krishna Moorthy (pictured) and Paul Fleetham previously worked as chartered civil engineers before setting up their own emergency plumbing and drainage business with Drain Doctor Plumbing. Moorthy and Fleetham have taken over the London South East, Bromley and Bexley and Tonbridge Wells franchise areas.

Moorthy said: "I looked at franchise businesses related to civil engineering that would also provide a service to the public. I also wanted to remain in the maintenance and construction sector.

"The idea of buying a going concern with the franchise support of a national organisation appealed to me. The London South East franchise presented an existing business linked to the sector that I wanted to be involved in and has an excellent reputation, built up by the current franchise owners Alvin and Korina Jones.

"After researching the business I spoke to a number of bankers about the opportunity. They all said that they would provide me with the maximum amount of finance available for a small business start up if I went for a Drain Doctor franchise. That reputation and endorsement influenced my decision."

Krishna firmly believes that with the support of Drain Doctor he can take the business into new areas. He said: "With my experience there are a number of other things that I can bring to the business for Drain Doctor to consider beyond our core plumbing and drain repair business.

"I would eventually like to exploit other niche areas of the market by extending the scope of the Drain Doctor business into other areas of civil engineering, capitalising on areas in which Paul and I have worked in the past. I would like to explore expansion into these areas with Drain Doctor backing."


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