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Start your own paint and bodywork repair business with ChipsAway.

There's no better time to become your own boss. With market-leaders ChipsAway, you can wave goodbye to working hard for someone else's gain, control your own diary and reap your own rewards. 

By choosing ChipsAway you will benefit from:

  • A tried and tested business model
  • Over £150,000 worth of leads* generated per franchisee per year
  • National advertising including extensive TV, social media and digital campaigns
  • All the support and training you need to launch your successful business
  • An established brand – recognised by 11 times as many customers as the nearest car repair competitor – according to a recent YouGov survey.

The ChipsAway franchise is all of the above and more.

Keep reading to understand how you can create a better lifestyle for you and your family without the uncertainty that often comes with starting a business.

ChipsAway franchise

Find your freedom with the UK’s leading automotive franchise

ChipsAway is the largest network of car body repair specialists in the UK. We’re the originators of the SMART (Small to Medium Area Repair Technology) repair process, which allows us to repair minor damage to a car’s bodywork quickly, and at a fraction of the cost of a traditional bodyshop.

We’re currently seeking new franchisees to take on their own mobile ChipsAway business in territories across the UK. It’s a rare opportunity to work outside, set your own hours, and enjoy job satisfaction every time you go to work.

Your services will always be in demand

ChipsAway Ltd

There are over 37 million vehicles on the road in the UK. With cars getting bigger but parking spaces remaining as tight as ever, there’s no shortage of cars suffering paintwork scratches, bumper scuffs and minor dents.

Wherever your customers are, you’ll visit them with your mobile workshop, and within a couple of hours you’ll have their vehicles looking as good as new.

When and how often you work is completely up to you. But like all ChipsAway franchisees, you can expect a constantly replenishing pool of customers to keep you busy.

We’re with you all the way

We understand that starting your own business is a step into the unknown. But that’s what makes it so rewarding. And you can be sure we’ll be right alongside you providing unrivalled levels of support.

Over 80% of our franchisees had no experience of painting cars before they joined ChipsAway. We’ll give you a comprehensive four-week technical training course to teach you the ChipsAway method at our IMI-accredited facility.

We’ll also provide business mentoring to ensure you’re completely confident running every aspect of your new venture. Training covers sales, marketing and dealing with customers. Even once your business is off the ground you’ll have unlimited access to technical advice and help from fellow franchisees. You’ll never be on your own

A tried and tested business model, whatever your aspirations

Although starting a franchise might be new to you, you can trust that we’ve been here before. As the brand leader we know how to help you run and grow your business. Our national marketing campaigns generate 250,000 enquiries a year. So from day one you’ll have enough work to keep you busy. The average franchisee received over 1,000 enquiries via Head Office in 2020, which at our average repair value equates to over £150,000 worth of work*!

The franchise is £29,995+VAT, but our various pricing options mean you can get started for as little as £15,000+VAT.

When it comes to being your own boss, success means different things to different people. Our business model is flexible and can be tailored to help you achieve whatever success means to you. Our most profitable franchisees are turning over in excess of £1m. Others are simply enjoying the freedom and satisfaction of being in control of their own destiny. With ChipsAway, you decide what success is.

Whatever your ambitions, ChipsAway can help you achieve them. To discover how, request your free information pack now

*The average franchisee received over 1,000 enquiries via Head Office in 2020, which at our average repair value equates to over £150,000 worth of work.

Please note that The Franchise Magazine does not recommend or endorse any opportunity featured on this site and suggests that you seek indepent financial advice before investing in any franchise or business opportunity.

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Chipsaway continues outstanding training success with IMI centre accreditation

The state of the art ChipsAway Training Centre has been successfully assessed against the IMI Accreditation for approved centre and training standards, yet again!

ChipsAway and Womanic empower women to have more confidence when dealing with all things automotive!

According to the Institute of Motor Industry (IMI), the automotive industry is currently running at a ratio of 10:2 males to females, which is a staggering gender imbalance. This could also be the reason why many women lack confidence when dealing with automotive issues and leave car maintenance and repair to their male counterparts.

ChipsAway ensure safety of specialists and customers with Electric Vehicle training as standard

With the substantial rise in new electric vehicle (EV) sales, which only looks set to continue and increase further in coming years, ChipsAway – the UK’s leading minor automotive repair specialist, has taken the bold decision to ensure only specialists who are fully trained, will be able to carry out work on these types of vehicles. To enable this, and in the interest of safety and protecting their network, customers and general public, specialists will be required to complete a City & Guilds Level 3 in Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Repair and Replacement course.

ChipsAway employee Callum Green wins silver at national finals

Many talented individuals, including Callum Green from ChipsAway North Tyneside, recently competed against each other at the Skill Auto national finals held at the NEC, in categories such as Automotive Technology, Refinishing, Body Repair and Heavy Vehicle Engineering!

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In the past three months alone, ChipsAway has managed to generate well over £10 million worth of repair leads for the network (up almost 300 per cent compared to before TV started), but they have also seen website traffic increase substantially by 17.3 per cent compared to the same period last year.

ChipsAway turns 20

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ChipsAway awards its top performing franchise owners

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National advertising drives up ChipsAway consumer leads

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ChipsAway charity ‘date’ with celebrity

Increased brand awareness for ChipsAway

ChipsAway unveils new franchise package

ChipsAway raises £15,000 for charity

Paintballing treat hits the target for ChipsAway charity hero

ChipsAway marketing campaign produces record business enquiries

ChipsAway launches new national television campaign

ChipsAway appoints new Marketing Director

ChipsAway celebrates 15 years of success

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Fabulous new face of ChipsAway unveiled!

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ChipsAway tops 25,000 repairs this Summer

ChipsAway to advertise on national television

ChipsAway supports franchise owners with national advert

Staff at ChipsAway raise money for favourite charities

ChipsAway supports franchise owners with national TV ad

ChipsAway delivers 20,000 business leads to franchise owners in Q1

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Five million mark for ChipsAway

ChipsAway awarded marketing accolade

AA appoints ChipsAway as sole recommended SMART repairer

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