ChipsAway International Ltd
About ChipsAway International Ltd
Established over 20 years, ChipsAway is the original automotive paintwork repair brand in the UK with over 200 specialists in operation nationwide. Using a unique repair system, specialists are able to provide high quality repairs to minor vehicle paintwork damage from professionally liveried, fully-equipped mobile workshops, and fixed base units known as Car Care Centres. With research showing that 22 million vehicles in the UK require ‘ChipsAway’ repairs, the company operates in a marketplace worth an estimated £2.6billion. ChipsAway is part of Franchise Brands plc. Franchise Brands is a group of international multi-brand franchisors with a combined network of over 400 franchisees in 12 countries, but predominantly in the UK.
ChipsAway, is one of the most successful automotive franchises in the UK and the brand leader of the automotive paintwork repair market. The franchise package provides a turnkey business opportunity that equips franchisees from the outset, bringing together all the key ingredients for a successful launch and providing a strong foundation for the growth of your business with unlimited, ongoing support, including: business mentoring from an experienced franchisee; franchise development from a dedicated team; and national marketing support including TV advertising. ChipsAway has regular national TV advertising campaigns which have run since 2009. TV advertising has been made possible through the National Advertising Fund and the experience of the Franchise Brands marketing team.
- Network Size: Over 220 units
- Franchise Type: Opportunity for both management and job
- Typical Start-up Cost: £29,995
- Minimum Personal Investment: £15,000
- Franchise Location: Retail unit/Van-based
- Market: B2C
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A comprehensive four-week initial training course at ChipsAway’s IMI Awards-accredited training facility, including an intensive sales and marketing module, are all designed on the assumption that you have no previous auto-industry experience. This initial course is backed by further advanced training during your first six months, with unlimited ongoing technical support.
Daily Life of a Franchisee
Day-to-day, franchisees will predominantly be carrying out repairs to customers’ vehicles, following up leads provided via our UK-based call centre and website, and securing new business through supported marketing and business development. ChipsAway’s proven business model, renowned support structure and rising demand has enabled many of our franchisees to grow successful, profitable and expanding businesses, with a range of expansion options to build a business to suit their ambitions.
ChipsAway International Ltd Case studies
Following years of determination and hard work, Ali Hoy now owns his own Car Care centre in central Cardiff, where he manages multiple employees and upholds an excellent reputation in the city. He tells us more about his ChipsAway experience.
Keith McGowan has been a ChipsAway franchisee for nearly 16 years, and in that time has developed a 3rd generation workshop, occupies the largest ChipsAway Car Care Centre in the UK and is turning over a very impressive £1million per year.
Former Sales and Marketing Director, Andy Cornell, had been made redundant twice in three years. So, he decided to take his career into his own hands and become his own boss rather than risk the threat of redundancy again. Now, 6 years down the line, Andy has been named Franchisee of the Year 2016, and Business Mentor of the Year three years in a row!
Former training manager, David Greenaway’s role involved a lot of travel and staying away from home, which negatively impacted his family life. ChipsAway captured his interest as he was impressed with the professionalism, the strong brand and the ability to maintain a great work-life balance.
Dan and Debra Seisman
Dan Siseman worked as a HGV driver for nearly 10 years, until an industrial accident left him re-thinking his career path. Although he fortunately recovered from his injuries, Dan lost his passion for his work. So, Dan decided to invest in a ChipsAway franchisee with his wife, Debra.
Prior to becoming a franchisee, Peter Chow ran bars and nightclubs in London for 10 years. Fed up of working unsociable hours, Peter wanted the opportunity to own his own business which he had the potential to expand and make very profitable, so ChipsAway seemed like the ideal option.