This year, ChipsAway, a leading brand in minor automotive paintwork repairs, celebrates 21 years of sustained success. Launched in the UK in 1994, the ChipsAway franchise creates the opportunity for hard-working, enterprising people to build a long-term profitable business, providing high quality ‘on the spot’ paintwork repairs from fully equipped mobile workshops.
Franchise owners and brothers, Gary and Dean Watson, were two of the first to spot the enormous potential offered by ChipsAway and rapidly reaped the rewards of their foresighted decision to invest in a franchise. They are also now the longest-standing members of the ChipsAway network, having just renewed their Franchise Agreement at their 20-year anniversary.
Over the years they have grown and expanded substantially, and now have four vans on the road with three employees. It’s not just the business which has expanded, but also their families - with each brother having had two children since their 15-year renewal!
It certainly is a busy time for the brothers, but they’re enjoying it more than ever and can easily see themselves doing it for at least another 10 years. Gary comments: “ChipsAway has provided myself and Dean with an excellent living, our business is still growing strongly and at only 48, I’m certainly not ready to retire just yet!
“We continue to enjoy a great lifestyle, thanks to our ChipsAway franchise. It has given us control over our own destiny and we still get a tremendous buzz from our business. I’d recommend any one with ambition and the determination to succeed to sign up to ChipsAway!”
ChipsAway is one of the UK’s leading automotive paintwork repair specialists, with a nationwide network of around 300 technicians. Repairs are completed within a matter of hours and at a fraction of the cost of traditional body shop repair methods. With 35 million cars on the road and more than 24 million repair opportunities each year, ChipsAway estimate that they currently only deal with three per cent of market demand.