Ideal Franchise Owner Profile: Suits motivated, tenacious and ambitious individuals with the determination to succeed. The rewards for hardworking franchise owners are unlimited, with a range of expansion options to enable you to build a business to suit your ambitions – taking on staff, developing into a multi-van and multi-unit operation and growing into multiple territories.
Cost of Franchise: From £29,995 + VAT
Year Company Established: 1994
Year of First Franchise Owner: 1995
Training Provided: Full practical, sales and marketing training provided, over four weeks.
Support Services Provided: Ongoing technical, marketing, national advertising and business support together with 24/7 UK-based call centre.
bfa Membership: Full
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Struggling to find a way forward in a challenging job market, Stuart Yorston was encouraged by his father to investigate franchising. Now a successful business owner with ChipsAway, Stuart is on his way to buying his first house
The AA has nominated SMART repair specialist ChipsAway International as the organisation's sole recommended supplier of SMART repairs to its five million plus members. According to MD Steve Bignell, this agreement represents a major marketing coup for ChipsAway, bringing substantial new business opportunities to franchisees.
If you dread returning from your summer holiday to the drudgery of employment, a franchise may provide the answer to a brighter future. ChipsAway's Megan Dunmore reflects on how more and more individuals are seeking to shape their futures with ChipsAway franchises
A lot can happen when you buy a ChipsAway franchise, as over 500 franchisees across Europe can testify. Whatever your background, ChipsAway offers you a satisfying, hands-on business with proven demand for services, virtually unlimited earning potential and a massive marketplace that continues to grow year on year.
Colin Blunt purchased a ChipsAway franchise in 2001. His sudden death a few months later left his son David on the back foot, unsure of what to do for the best, or what direction to take for the future. As it turned out, his ChipsAway franchise has proved the best possible legacy Colin could have left for his son.
Although Roger Catchpole had the misfortune to be made redundant twice in his previous career as an IT Manager, his luck certainly changed for the better when he decided to take the leap into self-employment and invest in a ChipsAway franchise
ChipsAway International, the SMART (Small and Medium Area Repair Technology) repair specialist, has celebrated in style presenting a bouquet and a bottle of bubbly to its five millionth customer Kay Wellings, who had her damaged paintwork repaired by Lichfield franchisee Ian Byrne.
After 28 years with the Royal Mail, former postie Carl Liddy took the plunge and bought a ChipsAway International franchise 18 months ago. Now he says he's happier and more fulfilled than he has ever been, and is looking forward to taking the family to the States for the 'holiday of a lifetime' in the summer.
International franchise ChipsAway has launched its first outlet in Jersey. Former paramedic Alan Hanton (pictured) opened the Jersey ChipsAway franchise and provides a quick, professional vehicle paintwork repairs service for residents on the island.
Working as a Sales Director for a housing company I was living the corporate lifestyle, but it wasn't for me and I wanted to build something for myself. I began looking into franchising and I came across the ChipsAway franchise opportunity while reading The Franchise Magazine.
The Pensions Problem is something we've all heard a lot about recently. For a fortunate few, however, there is no problem. Some have been lucky, some have saved hard and others - like Norman Ryan - made a smart move and bought a ChipsAway franchise, reports ChipsAway's Megan Dunmore
ChipsAway International is a franchise at the top of its game. The acknowledged leader in SMART repairs, ChipsAway was the first company in the world to develop the technology to achieve factory finish repairs to minor paintwork damage, and it remains the dominant brand in the marketplace today.
With the original and best performing minor automotive paint repairer in the UK, building a profitable business couldn't be easier. In fact, with our unrivalled training and support package, it's as easy as One, Two, Three!
With a yearning to improve his work/life balance, Ross McLaren quit his job with Honda to launch a ChipsAway franchise. With £5,000 worth of bookings on his first weekend, he is enjoying a 'phenomenal' start
SMART repair franchise ChipsAway International has announced a record number of new franchisees opening across the country. Some of the latest franchisees to join the rapidly expanding network, who launched their respective new businesses over successive weekends, between them reported enquiries worth almost £64,000, with an average of 60 per cent of all estimates written converted into...
Every year, thousands of commuters dream of ditching the stress and boredom of employment to be their own boss. Most never get further than dreaming, but for those who do, their reward is often a real lifestyle change and the possibility of achieving goals they never could before
Roger Wild and Steve Bignell, respectively Executive Chairman and Managing Director of ChipsAway group, have declared that it's 'business as usual' for ChipsAway and it sister franchise companies PCC (Professional Car Cleaning) and Autosheen, despite the recent demise of Myhome International.
How many times have you thought about escaping the daily rat race and setting up a business of your own? Now's your chance. With a ChipsAway International franchise, you can be certain of a massive marketplace of over 30 million cars, the leading brand in cosmetic paintwork repair, and the comprehensive training and support you'd expect from one of the largest and longest established franchise...
With over 18 years of experience, ChipsAway is one of the most successful automotive franchises in the UK, and also the brand leader of the automotive paintwork repair market. Operating from fully equipped mobile workshops and CarCare Centres, ChipsAway specialists provide high quality, on-the-spot repairs to minor car bodywork damage, quickly and cost-effectively.
Having just expanded his thriving business for the second time in three years to keep up with growing demand for his SMART (Small and Medium Area Repair Technology) repair services, ChipsAway franchisee Richard Wallbank speaks to Megan Dunmore
Steve and Anne Martin had been successful property developers, but after the property crash of 2009, they were determined to find something different that offered a secure route to growth and found it with ChipsAway
World leading SMART (Small and Medium Area Repair Technology) repair specialist ChipsAway International offers an opportunity to make money from your first week in business, thanks to the massive marketplace and largely unfulfilled demand for minor paint damage repair.
Despite the well documented problems of the new car manufacturing industry, perhaps surprisingly, franchises in the automotive services sector are offering better than ever opportunities to make money. Lloyd Evans, Chief Executive of ChipsAway, leading automotive paintwork repair franchisor, explains why
Cycling enthusiast Lee Chaplin is a very happy chap. He's ditched the stress and the long hours of delivering parcels across the City and has 'downshifted' to run his own business and reclaim his life.
ChipsAway franchisee Carl Hardiman is one of several franchisees currently celebrating five years with the world's leading SMART repair specialist. ChipsAway's Megan Dunmore reveals how he has signed for a further five years to coincide with the launch of his new ChipsAway Car Care Centre, extending his already expanding business
The introduction of SMART (Small to Medium Area Repair Technology) repairs to the UK almost 14 years ago spawned an entirely new sector within the automotive services industry, in turn giving rise to the lucrative franchise opportunities available today
For the 350-strong ChipsAway franchise network, the 10 million cars in the UK represent a lucrative source of ongoing business. For individuals like franchisee Andy Darby, they're also a life-long passion.
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