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Former teacher James Felton (pictured right), one of the highest achievers, secured around £4,000 of orders over his first weekend. He confirms that everything is going 'swimmingly well', with calls still coming in from customers for whom he prepared estimates over his launch weekend, as well as new enquiries from his localised marketing campaign. 'I was amazed at the level of interest and at how busy I became after only a matter of weeks in business for myself,' he says.

'ChipsAway has proved to be every bit as good as they claim. The training is thorough and the launch campaign is very well organised. They have been extremely supportive and I'm delighted!'

According to James, he is already winning new business through word of mouth recommendation from satisfied customers as well as benefiting from referrals from ChipsAway's central sales office and national website. 'There are several ChipsAway franchisees in operation in areas adjacent to mine and so the name is well known and respected around here,' adds James. 'As soon as local people realised that now there is a ChipsAway right on their doorstep, the phones started ringing.'

The unique ChipsAway SMART (Small and Medium Area Repair Technology) repair system, enables automotive paintwork to be repaired by a trained technician to factory finish standard, in a fraction of the time taken by a traditional body shop, and at a highly competitive price. With 33 million cars on the road in the UK and around 15 million repair opportunities a year, ChipsAway reports it has 'hardly scratched the surface of this vast marketplace'. The company has over 500 franchisees in successful operation across Europe, and 11 Master Franchises worldwide.


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