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Chipsaway International Ltd
Make 2015 the year that you take control of your career and your life with ChipsAway, the original and best performing automotive services franchise of its kind in the UK. Established almost 20 years, with an unrivalled training and support, ChipsAway offers the opportunity to develop a thriving business within a virtually untapped marketplace.
ChipsAway specialists provide top quality repairs to minor car paintwork damage, quickly, conveniently and competitively. With 34 million vehicles on the UK’s roads and over 22 million repair opportunities a year, demand for the ChipsAway service is huge! What’s more, recent Market Research shows ChipsAway currently only meets 3% of potential market demand – we need you!
What makes ChipsAway different?
• Proven demand – thriving in the downturn, UK repair enquiries are up over 94% since 2009!**
• Fantastic earnings potential – rewards for hardworking franchisees are unlimited, depending on your ambitions, ChipsAway’s proven business model offers the opportunity to turn over £80,000+pa*
• Regular National Advertising – including TV advertising campaigns, extensive online and offline marketing activity.
• Unrivalled training and ongoing business, marketing and technical support
• Brand Leader – the UK's leading minor automotive paintwork repair franchise brand with over 600% more recognition amongst car owners than our nearest competitor!^
• Management Expansion opportunities – develop into a multi-van and multi-unit operation
The Franchise Package
The Investment: The franchise investment is £29,995 + VAT. This provides a turnkey business opportunity that equips franchisees from the outset, bringing together all the key ingredients to a successful launch and providing a strong foundation for the growth of your business.
Finance: Reference to the Franchise Department of any bank will confirm that ChipsAway is an approved business opportunity. Loans of up to £25,000 are available (subject to status).
The Support: ChipsAway franchisees benefit from ongoing, dedicated franchise support. Our team has a long and successful history in franchise development, giving you the comfort of knowing that you are in safe hands.
Mobile or CarCare? Most franchisees initially opt for a van-based franchise and many have developed their business into successful franchises, either through a multi-van or multi-unit operation – the opportunities are endless!
No experience necessary: The unique ChipsAway system is easy to learn and with our unrivalled training held at our bespoke IMI accredited centre, no previous motor trade / spray-painting experience is necessary.
What our franchisees have to say…
As soon as David Greenaway scratched the surface of a ChipsAway franchise, he knew it was for him. His business got off to a flying start with a hugely successful launch weekend, securing £4,000 worth of firm bookings, and he is looking forward to his future and growing his business with ChipsAway!
“I love being my own boss, I can work when it suits me and you really get out what you put in. People say I am lucky that my business is going so well, but in this game you make your own luck.”
After being made redundant Paul launched his ChipsAway franchise in 2008, since then he has built up a very successful business. Using the practical skills he gained through working in the industry and the business development support he has received from head office, he has been able to grow his franchise into a thriving family business.
“My ChipsAway business is doing really well. In uncertain economic times, ChipsAway has enabled me to take control of my family’s destiny. Now my son Robert is becoming more involved as we expand and hopefully, one day, he’ll be able to take over from me, which will provide a real legacy for our family.”
Although Andy Cornell only launched his ChipsAway franchise a year ago, his business is racing ahead. He has already expanded with plans to grow further, he says he’s been busy since day one and is never less than fully booked four weeks ahead.
“I’m absolutely thrilled with the way my business is going. I’d always dreamt of running my own business rather than seek another job. I wanted something flexible, that was not massively expensive and which had the potential for growth. ChipsAway has proved to be everything I’d hoped for. ‘It does what it says on the tin’, and if you follow the business model you can’t go wrong!”
Interested in becoming part of the UK’s leading automotive paintwork repair franchise? Just fill out the short contact form and we will send you more information to help with your research. If you like what you see, why not attend a free, ‘find-out-more’ Open Day, held most Wednesdays at our West Midlands based Head Office.
*Figures based on existing franchisees.
**Based on actual repair enquiries received by ChipsAway International Ltd from 1st October 2011 - 30th September 2012. This is an average figure and not guaranteed.
^All figures unless otherwise stated are from YouGov plc. Total sample size was 2,016 adults. Fieldwork was undertaken between 3rd - 5th September 2012. The survey was carried out online. The figures have been weighted and are representative of all GB adults (aged 18+). A minimum personal investment of £10,000 is required.
Getting Paid for Your Passion
ChipsAway Car Repairers Show Off Their Favourite Jobs
ChipsAway is the UK's leading network of minor car body repair specialists. Many of their franchisees join the network because they are already so passionate about cars, and see the franchise as a great opportunity to turn their career into their hobby.
ChipsAway is rated very highly amongst their customers for their high-quality repair work (8.9 on Trustpilot in fact), so it’s no wonder they are regularly entrusted with cars of a much higher-than-average value, as well as specialist vehicle types.
Mark Burns, of ChipsAway Boston & Spalding, has had the pleasure of working on many beautiful cars. He reminisces “In my time as a ChipsAway technician I have repaired some really expensive cars such as a brand new £300,000 Bentley, and also cars as old as a 1968 Morris Oxford.”
Mark continues “Repairing the Bentley was a little bit scary at first but with my experience you soon realise that it is no different to repairing a "Ford Focus"! They all have to be done right and they are all painted in the same way. There was however great satisfaction in knowing that I had repaired such an expensive car and also that the customer trusted the ChipsAway brand.”
“Repairing the Morris Oxford was probably one of my all-time favourite jobs. I got such a rush of job satisfaction in seeing something so old and worn out looking like new again. I was really proud of my work and the results, but I guess the best part of doing the job on that car was seeing the smile on the customers face once it was finished!”
The ChipsAway network are always keen to show off their repairs and the work they are so proud of. Here are just a few of their other favourite cars that they have the pleasure of restoring.
One ChipsAway’s franchisees, Chris, is particularly passionate about vintage & classic vehicles, and has owned a number of all types for the last 40 years. He has got to know many likeminded owners and his high-quality work has not gone unnoticed by them, so he often has the chance to complete repairs on beautiful classic and vintage vehicles! His latest classic car repairs include a rare 1952 Jowett Jupiter, a 1967 Lambretta and a Jaguar XK14!
Daryl has been a ChipsAway Franchisee operating in Ellesmere Port for just over year, but has already worked on some vehicles most would only dream of, including this very impressive recent visitor to his Car Care Centre. This stunning Porsche is worth an incredible £250,000, and Daryl took great care over repairing a chip on the wing mirror to restore the car to showroom condition.
Back to the classics, here’s another gorgeous classic that our franchisee had the brilliant opportunity of completing a repair on and restoring to its original beauty! The owner of this vintage ford couldn’t be happier with the repair.
With their love of cars, ChipsAway specialists thrive when they get the opportunity to work on these ultra-luxurious, classic or rare vehicles. Talented film and TV animator Richard Dexter decided to make a radical life change last year, leaving his successful career to invest in a ChipsAway franchise.As Richard’s reputation as an animator grew, his work was constantly taking him away from his family and had even began to affect his health.
Richard loves cars and was keen to replace his desk job with working outdoors, so a ChipsAway Franchise immediately appealed to him. “I really enjoyed working on the cars from the outset and becoming a ChipsAway franchisee has definitely been the right choice for me.”
If you’re passionate about cars, why not finding out more information about a ChipsAway franchise. You too can turn your passion into your hobby at www.chipsaway.co.uk/franchise.
Motoring ahead with ChipsAway
Aged just 23, car fanatic Ross McKenzie became the youngest member of the UK’s leading minor automotive paintwork repair network, having ‘stumbled’ across the ChipsAway franchise opportunity when he was looking for someone to repair his pride and joy almost five years ago.
Ross had always taken a keen interest in all things automotive and although wasn’t particularly looking for a new career direction, he was intrigued by the ChipsAway offering and having attended an Open Day, was totally convinced! When he was offered a very reasonable voluntary redundancy package, he took advantage of it to help fund the franchise investment cost.
“I’ve always loved cars and I’m quite a practical person anyway, so I think that helped. The ChipsAway trainers are fantastic – great teachers and also really supportive. My Business Mentor, who was with me for my promotions, as well as at the end of the phone should I need some advice or guidance, was also brilliant,” Ross comments. “During my first launch weekend we managed to estimate around £5,000 worth of work and book in approximately £3,500 – which kept me nice and busy for the first six weeks or so!”
Following his really successful launch, Ross has gone on to substantially develop his ChipsAway business. Just last year he decided the time was right to invest in another van and employee to service his large territory, and is currently now in the process of opening a ChipsAway CarCare Centre (fixed base workshop), which will allow him to process even more vehicles.
Ross has recently also been awarded the coveted title of ‘Marketeer of the Year’ by the Franchisor, as a result of his carefully planned and well executed marketing activity, promoting the ChipsAway brand values of top quality automotive paintwork repairs, outstanding customer service and excellent value for money.
ChipsAway is the UK’s leading automotive paintwork repair specialist, with a nationwide network of around 300 technicians providing high quality on-the-spot repairs to minor damage such as paintwork scratches, bumper scuffs and kerbed alloy wheels. Repairs are completed within a matter of hours and at a fraction of the cost of traditional body shop repair methods. With 35 million vehicles on the road and over 24 million repair opportunities each year, demand for ChipsAway repairs is higher than ever before.