Autovalet Direct Franchising Ltd

Contact details

Member - Associate
Automotive Services
Mr Chris Johnson
Autovalet Direct Franchising Ltd  
0870 240 1628
307 Sutton Road, Maidstone, Kent, ME15 9BL, UK

About Autovalet Direct Franchising Ltd

Company Overview

Autovaletdirect are able to offer more than mobile valeting, vehicle rectification, correction of minor paintwork problems and odour removal and spillages. Through extensive R&D, our team has now achieved what we believe to be a perfect formula – a product and service that is not only useful to its customers, but sometimes essential. A product and service which is an amazingly cost-effective alternative to everything else on the market. And finally, a product and service which is hugely profitable for its suppliers.

Franchise Overview

Founded in 1985 and franchised in 2006, Autovaletdirect is independently owned and operated by founder Chris Johnson. Having established a successful franchise model and sound commercial base to work from, Autovaletdirect is now ready to expand its franchise network throughout the UK.

Key Information

  • Network Size: 0-10 units
  • Franchise Type: Job
  • Typical Start-up Cost: £14,790
  • Minimum Personal Investment: £5,000
  • Franchise Location: Home-based
  • Market: B2C

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Comprehensive training and start-up support
Induction training and on-the-job training with an experienced Autovaletdirect franchisee at head office for one week, followed by a further three days in the franchisee’s territory.

This is followed by ongoing back-up, support, problem solving and business management from head office and other franchisees. 

Daily Life of a Franchisee

The Autovaletdirect franchise is a simple, straightforward business that’s easy to run from home with flexible working hours and requires no previous experience. Operating from your own vehicle incorporating the unique ‘AUTOVALETDIRECT System’ to include self-sufficient water, RCD-protected power and unrivalled hot water system.

Autovalet Direct Franchising Ltd Case studies

  • Robert Shaw

    Autovalet Direct Franchising Ltd: Robert Shaw

    Unhappy with unsocial hours in his shift work, Robert researched carefully and now enjoys much more time with his family.

  • Richard Rowe

    Autovalet Direct Franchising Ltd: Richard Rowe

    In June 2008 Autovaletdirect Cheltenham franchisee Richard was driving his new van back home after training, feeling both nervous and excited about what the future held; in 2013, he renewed his deal!

  • Paul Salmon

    Autovalet Direct Franchising Ltd: Paul Salmon

    Having achieved an exceptionally successful first five years with the franchise, Paul’s commitment for another six years underlines his confidence in a strong and profitable future.

  • Jeff Baird

    Autovalet Direct Franchising Ltd: Jeff Baird

    I wanted to be my own boss and to own my own business - but wanted a proven business model, help and support, and all the equipment I needed.

  • Shaun Kinsell

    Autovalet Direct Franchising Ltd: Shaun Kinsell

    Shaun Kinsell, Autovaletdirect franchisee for Stourbridge, West Midlands, has renewed his franchise term for another six years - underlying his confidence in a strong and profitable future.

  • Holly Clark
    Little Scrummers Rugby - Franchisee case study

    After starting a family, Holly and her husband wanted a new challenge - one with the support and flexibility to work around their home life.

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