ChipsAway International Ltd

  • Membership: Full
  • Sector: Automotive Services
  • Contact: Kathryn Painter
  • Email: uk@chipsaway.co.uk
  • Tel: 08007316914
  • Location: ChipsAway House, Edwin Avenue, Hoo Farm Trading Estate, Kidderminster, Worcestershire, DY11 7RA

Company Overview

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. 

Franchise Overview

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.

Key Information

  • 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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Training

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.

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