Smye Holland Associates:
Drain Doctor Plumbing â€“ the UKâ€™s largest emergency plumbing and drain repair service â€“ has appointed a new operations manager to help build its first business venture in mainland Europe.
Francisco JosÃ© Ferreira SÃ£o Vicente has been appointed as operations manager for Portugal to help mirror Drain Doctorâ€™s UK success. He will establish the Drain Doctor franchise business model in Portugal to provide guaranteed service 24 hours per day 365 days per year with a fixed price â€˜menuâ€™ and no call-out or out-of-hours charges.
Drain Doctor is a franchise operation with 104 owner-operated businesses operating around the UK. Francisco will help Drain Doctor establish a company-owned business in the Algarve region covering LoulÃ©, Faro, Silves, Vilamoura, PortimÃ£o, and Lagos. He will manage the Drain Doctor Algarve operation to ensure that the concept is properly established. Francisco will then establish owner-operated franchises in the rest of the country.
Drain Doctor advertised for an operations manager in Portugalâ€™s leading national newspaper, â€˜Expressoâ€™. Francisco was selected from a list of more than 150 applicants from all over Portugal. Applicants had to be fluent in English and be Portuguese nationals.