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Engineer a prosperous, secure future with ChipsAway

Be your own boss and enjoy being part of the ever-expanding automotive industry with a turn-key ChipsAway franchise. Research shows we’re recognised by 11 times as many customers as our nearest competitor, meaning we’re always top of the list for the nation’s car repairs. So, when you launch a franchise with us, you’ll automatically become one of our hundreds of other successful business owners.

Want to launch your own ChipsAway franchise, but not sure it’s right for you? Here’s why it is:

  • We supply an average of 1,000+ leads per ChipsAway franchisee each year, meaning we bring the business to you
  • Many of our specialists achieve turnovers in excess of £80,000 a year, which equates to earnings of £50k+*
  • National TV and online advertising campaigns keep our network front of mind for people in your area
  • ChipsAway has been established for over 25 years – we’re recession proof with a proven business model and hugely experienced support team
  • Studies show that franchises have a success rate of approximately 90 percent, compared to only about 15 percent for businesses that are started from the ground up
  • We give you all the support and training you need to launch your successful franchise including technical training, sales and marketing support and business mentoring

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Read on to learn more about ChipsAway, and how you can create a better lifestyle for you and your family through franchising with us.

Are you ready for something more?

Whether you want job security, want to fit work around the most important people in your life, want to earn more or just want a more flexible lifestyle, you can have it all with the ChipsAway franchise.

Our franchisees tell us that launching a business with ChipsAway gives them more satisfaction and freedom than any previous job role, providing them the opportunity to perfectly balance professional and personal commitments. That’s because with ChipsAway, you’re free to choose how much work you take on, and when you do that work.

Plus, they get the satisfaction of being out on the road, meeting new people every day who they’re proud to deliver an outstanding service for. Every day is different, but every day is worthwhile.

Who Are ChipsAway?

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ChipsAway was launched in the UK in 1994, and today provides SMART (Small to Medium Area Repair Technology) repair technology to car owners across the country.

With a rapidly expanding network of over 200 franchisees in the UK, we now have the largest network of repair specialists in the UK, who provide high quality, value-for-money repairs to car paintwork, on a same-day basis.

Our specialists work from vehicles fully equipped as mobile workshops, or fixed-base units known as Car Care Centres.

Getting started with ChipsAway

Established for over 25 years, our market-leading car repair franchise makes it simple and straightforward for you to start your own business.

You don’t need any car body repair experience because you’ll receive four weeks of expert, hands-on car repair training at our bespoke facility – accredited by the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) – before you start work.

How much will you need to invest to get started?

Your ChipsAway franchise will cost £29,995 +VAT, but with our various pricing options you’ll only need £20,000 +VAT to get started.

How do you know whether this franchise will work for you? Everything is set up for you to succeed from the minute you launch your franchise because although you’ll be your own boss, you definitely won’t be going it alone.

As well as offering practical and technical training in all elements of the service you’ll deliver, we provide a course in sales and marketing, unlimited support from our head office and supply you with a business mentor – an experienced franchisee – who you can call whenever you need to.

The ChipsAway business model can be adapted to suit your aspirations and lifestyle, so the opportunities for you are unlimited. If you’re a motivated individual willing to take on an exciting new challenge, you can enjoy all the benefits of being part of a franchise network and have the chance to improve your future.

The ChipsAway franchise package includes all the essential components for business success, including:
  • Full sales and marketing support
  • IT and accounting systems
  • Technical training
  • Business mentoring
  • Digital marketing and PR support

All of this, as well as the fact our franchisees receive an average of over 1,000 customer leads per year as a result of the national marketing activity done centrally, means you can get up and running quickly and profitably, with the reassurance you’ll have a regular flow of eager customers.

What does success look like?

The beauty of running your own business with ChipsAway is that you define your own success. Some franchisees work from a single van, happy to go it alone and celebrate their own financial milestones. Others wish to expand their network, opening several franchises and employing multiple members of staff. Meanwhile, some engineers opt to set up a Car Care Centre which acts as a HQ for their empire.

However you choose to work with ChipsAway, we’ll help you reach your ambitions.

A ChipsAway success story

Keith McGowan has been with ChipsAway since 2001 and has the biggest ChipsAway Car Care Centre in the UK. Turning over more than £1million, he demonstrates what’s possible if you’re prepared to put in the work.

Request a free info pack below to read his full story.

Behind the scenes with a ChipsAway franchisee

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He said: “I’ve got two young children and a mortgage, and the thought of not having enough work to keep me busy or bring in enough income was daunting. But speaking to the team gave me all the reassurance I needed that I’d be provided with enough leads to build a successful network of my own. I decided to get involved and I’ve never looked back.

Within six months of becoming a ChipsAway franchisee, Colin had built up a network of customers which sees him repair more than 40 cars per month, resulting in income of over £9,000. For Colin, though, the true benefit of franchising has been the flexibility it allows to be more present at home than ever before.

He said: “My working hours vary around my family, which is a huge bonus. I’m able to pick my children up from school and enjoy a big part of their day, then organise the business admin around their schedule. The improved work-life balance has definitely been the best part about moving to self-employment with ChipsAway. I’m so much happier.
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Celebrating 20 years with ChipsAway!

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Having spent some time working at a brake linings factory following university, he was in no doubt that his future involved working for himself. 20 years later, he’s never looked back.

Pursuing a passion

Having always been interested in working on cars, Arran decided to investigate options outside of traditional employment that would enable him to turn his hobby into a job. He came across ChipsAway and decided to explore the idea of franchising in greater detail.

Arran said: “I felt that franchising would be a safe way of starting a business. I have always been involved with cars and really enjoy maintaining my own, so it seemed a natural choice and pathway to pursue.”

Getting started

After making an initial investment into his ChipsAway franchise, Arran underwent training and mentoring to upskill him in the trades required to meet customer enquiries and was able to get started with his business quickly.

He said: “It was quite straightforward to get involved with ChipsAway, and when I got started it was both exciting and nerve wracking. ChipsAway is a very professional organisation when it comes to branding and marketing, and we are able to make great use of the internet – having social media and smartphones at my disposal has been integral to helping me build up my customer network.”

Quick expansion

After just a few short years with ChipsAway, Arran had scaled his business effectively through word of mouth and recommendations and felt he had sufficient resource to take on additional work. As such, he purchased a second franchise territory to expand his network. However, the success is a result of lots of hard work.

He said: “Starting a new business is not easy – it takes time to build up your reputation and when I started, we didn’t have the digital tools available that we do today. The British weather is also very unpredictable, and it can be a challenge to work outside all the time.

“I did initially find it difficult to switch off from thinking about the business at nights and at weekends – you feel complete responsibility for it – but over time I was able to be more comfortable with that. Golf helps a lot to take my mind off things!”

A better work/life balance

Admitting a 9am-5pm schedule doesn’t suit his personality or working style, Arran sees huge benefit in running a business which enables him to switch off in line with his own priorities.

He said: “Working for ChipsAway benefits my personal life in that I enjoy starting around 8am and finishing once I know the work is done. I enjoy being able to organise my own time so if I have something else that I need to do, I can figure out my work around that and it’s never a problem.”

Looking ahead

Having recently celebrated his 20-year anniversary with ChipsAway, Arran has one eye on the future, and is considering the possible next steps he could take with his business.

He said: “I would like to expand my unit in the future. I can certainly see the benefits of having a Car Care Centre so I could juggle more than one job at once, so watch this space.

“Working for ChipsAway is highly satisfying when you see a job well done and know you have a happy customer. I’m always busy because the business has been running so long, and I’m grateful that customers within my network always come back whenever they need a repair.

“People think working for yourself is easy; it isn’t easy at all, there are challenges, but no matter what it beats working for someone else.”

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