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.
Autosmart 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.
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- 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
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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
Autosmart 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
A day in the life of Roy Smith, detailing what it's like to be out on the road with Autosmart.
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 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 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.
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 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 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.
Steve Beaumont, aged just 26 when he joined Autosmart as the franchisee for the Derby Dales, reflects on his first 3 years.