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In his father's footsteps

Proud dad Paul Clift faced redundancy before joining one of the UK’s leading ‘on-the-spot’ car repair franchises, ChipsAway , four years ago.

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Within 12 months Paul has been able to gear up his business and move into a second territory with his son Robert. He explains how in difficult economic times, he has been able to take his business to the next level.

“Robert joined me straight out of school, to help with the business,” Paul explains. “He absolutely loves it and wants to take a bigger role, which is fantastic as demand for our services has continued to grow strongly – in fact, if anything, the financial recession has been good for us – lots of new customers have discovered that a professional quality ChipsAway repair means that their car looks good and lasts longer.”

Robert came on board four years ago, helping Paul to manage his increasing workload and their business has continued to grow – taking on two more members of staff and an extra vehicle was vital in order to provide the flexibility that they needed.

Paul says his redundancy was certainly a cloud with a silver lining. “From day one I had work lined up for about three weeks ahead,” he recalls. “Ever since, I have always had a full diary. My ChipsAway business is doing really well and working with Robert is great – we’re both really excited about the future and growing the business even further.”

With over 300 specialists in operation nationwide, ChipsAway is one of the UK’s leading brands in the automotive paintwork repair market, providing high quality on-the-spot repairs to minor car bodywork damage, quickly and cost-effectively, restoring paintwork in a matter of hours at a location convenient to the customer.