The future is bright
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 begun to affect his health. “I was tired of working on computers and travelling to London or overseas,” he explains. “Also, I’ve always wanted to be my own boss, so I took the plunge and started to look at different franchise options.”
Richard likes cars and was keen to replace his desk bound job with working outdoors, so leading automotive paintwork repair brand ChipsAway immediately appealed. Having visited the company’s informal Open Day to find out more, he and his wife Emma found themselves impressed with the professionalism of the ChipsAway team and joined the network soon after.
“Our launch weekend went really well,” Richard confirms. “We did estimates for around 60 customers with a total value in excess of £9,000 and booked a further 31 jobs worth over £5,000.”
According to Richard and Emma, their first year has been a huge learning curve, but they are quick to recognise the sterling support they have received from ChipsAway.
“Starting your own business is obviously stressful at first because everything is new,” says Richard. “I really enjoyed working on the cars from the outset and becoming a ChipsAway franchise owner has definitely been the right choice for me. My health and quality of life have improved, I’m enjoying my working life for the first time in years and I’m looking forward to building up my business for the future!” 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.
Over £75,000 worth ofbusiness waiting for you*
Fantastic earningspotential from day 1
- Over £75,000 worth of repair opportunity waiting for you*
- Potential to earn money from day 1
- 22m vehicles in need of a ChipsAway repair = massive demand!
Biggest brand in the market
- UK’s leading paintwork repair franchise brand
- Established almost 20 years
- Over 600% more recognition than our nearest competitor**
Most supported auto repair network
- Regular national advertising including extensive TV and online activity
- IMI accredited training centre
- Unrivalled training and dedicated support structure
*Based on actual repair enquiries received by ChipsAway International Ltd from 1st October 2011 - 30th September 2012. This is an average figure per franchise territory 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+).