The UK’s No. 1 Franchise Directory for Over 15 Years

IN BRIEF

Description: ChipsAway International is the dominant player in the lucrative and rapidly growing SMART automotive repair market. Opportunities: Franchises available in all areas of the UK and Ireland. Business Type: Franchise. Minimum Investment: £15,000 + VAT Home-based: Yes.

VIDEOS

ChipsAway Automotive Repair Franchisee Interview

ChipsAway Automotive Repair Franchisee Interview

Watch this video

PROSPECTUS

PDF Prospectus Fill in and submit the form below to receive a copy of the ChipsAway prospectus.

Fast Forward with ChipsAway!

When franchisee Andrew Banning joined leading automotive paintwork repair specialists ChipsAway in May last year, his vision was to build a thriving management franchise that could deliver the control, flexibility and quality of life he’d previously been missing.

Chips Away Success Story-1Just eighteen months down the line, Andrew is well on the way to achieving that goal. He has already invested in a second vehicle and recruited a skilled technician to support the strong growth in demand for his services. As his business continues to boom, he has further plans to add another technician to the team shortly and ultimately aims to open a ChipsAway CarCare Centre.

A successful entrepreneur, Andrew spent the previous ten years operating a luxury car wholesale business, and had enjoyed high financial rewards with a lifestyle to match. However, at 42 and with a young family growing fast, Andrew decided on a change of priorities.

“The business environment in which I worked before joining ChipsAway was intense and very demanding,” he explains. “I’m ambitious and prepared to work hard to achieve results, but I had begun to feel that there should be more to life – I never switched off, never relaxed properly and never gave my full focus to my family,” he explains.

Not a natural employee, Andrew looked around for a ‘quick start’ business opportunity with a proven track record and an established brand. He wasn’t interested in starting something from scratch again and wasn’t prepared to risk the family’s security. A franchise , he says, seemed the obvious route.

Andrew’s mind was made up after attending a ChipsAway Open Day; he was impressed by the professionalism and experience of the management team and felt comfortable that the business was “a good fit!”

“Automotive paint repair was entirely new to me. I’m not a particularly practical person – my background is in management and sales - but the training and support is excellent and I had every confidence in the business model and in the ChipsAway people.”

Although for Andrew investing in a ChipsAway franchise was an adventure into the unknown, he has been delighted with the success of his new business from the very start. Over his launch weekend, Andrew wrote estimates worth £11,500 and took £4,300 in firm bookings, filling his order book for the first few weeks. Over the subsequent months business growth continued to exceed expectations – and after a year, he had reached the point when he realised that he needed to take on some help.

“I spent some time finding the right person to join me,” he says, “but within weeks, so much more business was coming in that I was at full capacity again. So, although I’m making more money now, I haven’t achieved any more free time for planning and business development – and that’s why I’m already looking to take on someone else.”

Andrew says he’s thoroughly enjoyed stepping out of his comfort zone and is relishing the challenge. He adds that he’s physically fitter and his life has been transformed. Instead of spending all his time on the telephone or in front of a computer, he’s out and about, meeting different people and, most importantly of all, he has reclaimed some of his precious family time.

“I still find there are not enough hours in the day,” he admits, “but that’s a consequence of rapid success. This marketplace has huge potential, it’s a question now of putting the right resources in place to enable me to grow the business and make more money, whilst spending less time hands-on. Taking on my first employee was the first – and probably hardest – step along that management franchise road, now it can only get easier and I’m looking forward to the ride!”
 

GREAT! WHAT'S MY NEXT STEP?

Find out more about ChipsAway by submitting the form below.

 

Yes! Please Send Me Free, No-Obligation Information about ChipsAway:

Contact Information

Full Name*

Email Address*

Phone Number*

Best Time to Call

Mailing Information

Address*

City*

Region/Province*

Postcode*

Country*

Investment Interest

Desired Investment*

Desired Location*

Additional Information (Optional)

Would you like a bank representative to contact you about franchise finance?

Timeframe to Invest

Preferred Method of Contact

Alternate Phone Number

Comments? Questions?

The following items are in your Request List:

We can also forward your request to the companies you have added to your Request List. Please review the list below and confirm the companies you would like to contact.

* indicates required field.

Yes, send me updates on new franchise opportunities!

We only send your details to the specific franchise companies you nominate. We do not share or sell your information.

This advertisement does not constitute a franchise offering. Please read our terms and conditions and privacy policy for full details.

Your Request List

You can add items by clicking the "Add to Request List" button or checkbox when you find something you're interested in.

You may add up to 15 items to your Request List

Your request list will follow you around the site.

When you are ready to complete your request for free information, click "Submit" in your Request List.

Why not get started by browsing our New Franchise Opportunities or Low Cost Franchise Directory?

You may only enter 15 items in your Request List.

To request information from your selected companies, just fill in the form and click "Submit".

OK, got it

Request Info From:

  •  

Your List is Empty

You can add items by checking the "Add to Request List" boxes.

* indicates required field

Optional Information

Join our mailing list!

We share your information only with your selected franchises.