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Metro Rod aim to be top of the class with appointment of David Onabanjo

Having recently been acquired by AIM-listed Franchise Brands, nationwide drainage repair and maintenance specialists, Metro Rod, are delighted to announce the appointment of David Onabanjo, who will focus specifically on building relationships within the Education sector.

Peter Molloy, who has been Commercial Director of Metro Rod for the past 14 years, and was instrumental in recruiting David, comments, “Obviously schools, colleges and universities deal with hundreds, if not thousands of people on a daily basis and have very complex drainage requirements, but Metro Rod have a vast amount of experience and expertise in dealing with just this. We can offer a range of services – from planned maintenance to drain repair and clearance as and when necessary, to ensure minimal disruption due to blocked or damaged drains. With over 300 drainage engineers nationally each of whom are CRB checked, we can react quickly to any situation. 

“David has been employed specifically to help the company develop and expand our market share, with a particular focus on the Education sector. We already have many long-standing relationships with various schools, colleges and universities across the country, who know they can rely on our 365/24/7 service, which offers exactly the kind of provision they require. But we also know there is huge potential to expand upon this – and that is where David will be key!”

David has over 30 years sales and marketing experience, including 11 successful years with PHS Group, providing workplace service solutions to various sectors including facilities management and education, and is thrilled to be part of the next phase of Metro Rod’s growth.

“I was initially attracted to the role with Metro Rod because of the history – from a small family business, they’ve grown steadily into a significant player in the drainage industry. The added stability and exciting future brought through recently becoming part of Franchise Brands’ family is also a huge draw, and I’m looking forward to playing my part in helping further cement our position as one of the industry’s leading brands.”

Building on knowledge gained through existing educational contracts and relationships, Metro Rod are focusing on developing a range of service packages that are seamlessly flexible and cost effective, as well as raising the company profile markedly within the education community. Metro Rod aim to become the number one provider of drainage solutions, and trusted and reliable partners to schools, colleges and universities nationwide.

For more information visit www.metrorod.co.uk or call 0800 66 88 00.

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