Autosmart

Contact details

Membership
Member - Full
Sector
Automotive Services
Contact:
Ms Sarah Moore
Email:
franchising@autosmart.co.uk
Website:
Autosmart  
Tel:
01543 482926
Location:
Lynn Lane, Shenstone, Staffordshire, WS14 0DH

About Autosmart

Autosmart were named bfa HSBC Franchisor of the Year 2014, also picking up the Franchisee Recruitment AwardCompany Overview

Autosmart is the UK’s largest manufacturer and supplier of professional vehicle cleaning products to the trade. Our customer base is varied. For example, thousands of car dealers, hauliers, valeters, taxi firms and plant companies all use our products every day.

We develop and manufacture all of our own products and distribute them exclusively through our network of franchisees. Autosmart have been established since 1979. We currently have over 100 franchisees in the UK and Ireland and many more overseas too.

Franchise Overview

ASAutosmart has been helping franchisees to make a success of their businesses for over 30 years and is one of the UK’s most established franchises, with a network of 225 franchisees worldwide.

Every territory now available is a resale, offering the benefits of existing sales combined with the opportunity for additional future growth. We currently have several resale opportunities, based around Bournemouth, Newark, Redditch and Durham.

If you want to learn more about our business opportunities, please use the contact details and weblink above.

Key Information

  • Network Size: Over 100 units
  • Franchise Type: Job
  • Typical Start-up Cost: £12,500
  • Minimum Personal Investment: £12,000
  • Franchise Location: Van-based
  • Market: B2B

To understand exactly what is, and what is not, included in this financial information, click here (opens in a new window).

Keith Ellwood, winner of bfa HSBC Franchisee of the Year 2012Training

There is a week-long initial sales training course, which is run by an experienced sales coach. It provides the franchisee with an introduction to our products, our franchise system and the world of selling. The real skills are learnt out on the road with his dedicated sales coach. 

Every new franchisee is guaranteed at least 60 days 1:1 field-based sales coaching in their first 2 years. The sales coach helps you gradually develop your skills.

Daily Life of a Franchisee

ASAutosmart franchisees operate within their own exclusive territories selling our unique range of valeting products from a van kitted out inside like a supermarket. They are out and about in their vans building up a customer base that they supply to each month. They have two types of days; calling in on existing customers and also winning new ones.

Autosmart Case studies

  • Roy Smith

    Autosmart: Roy Smith

    A day in the life of Roy Smith, detailing what it's like to be out on the road with Autosmart.

  • Frank Sutherland

    Autosmart: Frank Sutherland

    Frank was 45 when he joined us and had been working as a regional Operations Manager for Co-op stores, with 20 stores in his area. Whilst working for the Co-op, he felt stuck in a rut – earning a good salary but with 10 other colleagues at the same level all waiting for their boss to leave in order to get promoted. Frank had reached a position where he couldn't progress any further and was frustrated that he couldn't achieve any more.

  • Paul Daley-Smith

    Autosmart: Paul Daley-Smith

    Paul left school at 16 with no formal qualifications. After completing an apprenticeship in engineering, he came across Autosmart and has now been running a successful franchise for nearly 6 years.

  • Atul Patel

    Autosmart: Atul Patel

    Atul spent 8 years working for prestige car dealerships before becoming an Autosmart franchisee 3 years ago. He was looking for a change that would benefit his family’s future whilst allowing him to use his skills in an industry he enjoys.

  • Phil Johnson

    Autosmart: Phil Johnson

    Having a wife who runs her own business, Phil, a former manager with a fleet rental company, envied the independence it gave her. When a local Autosmart franchise came up for sale he knew that it was the opportunity he was looking for.

  • Dene Cummings

    Autosmart: Dene Cummings

    Dene had previously worked as a salesman for another Autosmart franchisee, so he knew the business very well when he decided he wanted to invest for himself.

  • Shaun Martin

    Autosmart: Shaun Martin

    Shaun was ready for a new challenge when he discovered the Autosmart franchise after working for several years as an operations manager. He's sure he made the right choice in switching his career.

 
 
  • David and Dayna Clarence
    Rainbow International Fire & Flood Restoration, Domestic & Commercial Cleaning - Franchisee case study

    David and Dayna Clarence are a classic example of how the Rainbow model can succeed. The husband and wife team have taken turnover to nearly £1m and are employing 10 staff. They now run six franchise areas.

    Read the full case study
 
 
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