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Local entrepreneur insures premium drainage service to Bradford

With over a decade of experience in the insurance industry, local Bradford born and bred Benjamin Binns will swap his life of claims for a new drainage and plumbing franchise business, Drain Doctor, covering Bradford and its surrounding area.

The new office, which is based in Bradford, started trading at the end of April and has made a thundering start to life in Bradford. Benjamin will be joined by qualified technician with over eight years of experience in drainage, plumbing, legionella control, and a Drain Doctor branded van fully equipped with high-pressure water jetting units and CCTV drain survey equipment.

Prior to becoming a new franchise owner, Benjamin spent more than eight years working for the Direct Line Group as a loss adjustor, forming part of a multi-award-winning team and later managing teams of claims handlers and saving millions of pounds in costs. A member of the Chartered Institute of Insurers and British Damage Management Association, Benjamin has also recently achieved a Diploma in insurance with distinctions in insurance law, business and finance.

In 2015, Benjamin almost lost his life due to a cardiac tamponade, which left him with a newfound determination to take control of his destiny. He defied the odds and recovered from this serious medical condition, giving him a second opportunity at life and fulfilling his lifelong dream of running his own business. He began extensively researching franchise opportunities in his area, and after hearing about Drain Doctor, he was sold.

With a vision to the first choice for all commercial and domestic customers in his local Bradford area, Benjamin brings transferrable management skills to his new franchise, from leadership, organisational, communication and customer engagement. He is also able to tap into the wider network of 65 Drain Doctor locations for advice, guidance and support.

Benjamin Binns said: “Life is all about opportunities and when I found out that the Drain Doctor franchise was available in Bradford, I knew I couldn’t turn it down. Having nearly died a few years ago, my wife and I have made a pact to live life to its fullest and seize every occasion that comes our way. I was eager to leave the corporate world behind and run my own business, so finding Drain Doctor felt like the perfect fit.

“Another key motive for moving into the drainage and plumbing sector was to find a business that was in constant demand and would allow me to deliver an exceptional customer service. Franchising offers many benefits from following a proven system and access to trusted people, but what ultimately drove me to the Drain Doctor franchise was the professionalism, strong code of values and passion for providing quality and high standard solutions for customers. I am really looking forward to getting stuck in and being a key player in Bradford.”

Benjamin is a key player in the Bradford community and has shown his support for local charities and organisations, including partnering with Bradford Royal Infirmary to donate Easter eggs for poorly children. Over 200 eggs and other gifts were raised as part of his

recent social media campaign in a bid to help the hospitals children’s wards be a happier place during Easter.

When Benjamin’s not busy repairing a drain or fixing a leak for Drain Doctor, he enjoys playing and captaining a football team for his local Leeds club (Calverley United). He is also a keen carp angler with a love of the outdoors. He is married and lives in the City of Bradford.

Drain Doctor is the UK’s leading full service combined commercial and domestic plumbing and drainage organisation with over 65 franchise locations, delivering a 24/7 local service to customers across the UK.

For further information about Drain Doctor and the services it offers, visit or call 01274 026002.