Leading UK Automotive Franchise Opportunity

Lancaster, Lancashire
08 Mar 2018
05 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Get a new start the easy way and work for yourself with a turn-key ChipsAway franchise opportunity. With ChipsAway, you get all the support and training you need to start a successful bodywork repair business.

Are you looking for an opportunity to start a business of your own, but worry about stepping into the unknown and not having enough work to keep you busy? Then a complete package from ChipsAway could be the answer.

Our market-leading franchise has been developed to make it as easy as possible for you to start your own business. You don’t need any experience; we’ll provide all the support you need to make your business a success.

The average ChipsAway franchisee received over £100,000 worth of customer enquiries in 2017 from head office as a result of extensive national advertising campaigns, including our TV ads.

What is ChipsAway?

As a ChipsAway business owner, you will visit customers locally in your mobile workstation, offering everyday car damage repairs, including paintwork scratches, bumper scuffs and minor dents – known in the industry as SMART (Small to Medium Area Repair Technology).

These repairs are quicker, more convenient and better value than traditional body shop methods, and we pride ourselves on our five-star TrustPilot rating awarded to us by our customers for the excellent, high quality service we provide.

A ChipsAway business package includes technical training, marketing and sales courses, ongoing business and technical support and advice, a host of marketing materials and a ready-made queue of customers. This market-leading franchise will cost £29,995+VAT, but with our various pricing options you will only need £15,000+VAT to get started.

Why ChipsAway?

Holistic Training

With ChipsAway, you will receive four weeks of expert training at our bespoke facility – accredited with the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) – before starting work. But it’s not just the practical skills you need. We know that not all of you have previous experience running a business, so we also provide Business Mentoring and a business plan template, which is bespoke to you and fully flexible to match your ambition.

Unrivalled Support

Beyond this training, we will make sure you have the network of support you need to run your business smoothly. From our dedicated 24-hour support line and ongoing technical advice, to the unlimited help and advice from your fellow franchisees, our support is unrivalled.

With circa 250,000 customer enquiries coming in each year – that’s £40million of leads – from day one we will ensure you have enough jobs available to keep you busy. It’s literally up to you how much work you want to take.

Recognised Brand

Why go it alone when you can have the backing of a nationally recognised brand leader? ChipsAway provide our franchisees with extensive national advertising, including nationwide coverage on TV, and online and offline campaigns throughout the year to raise brand awareness.

Furthermore, to ensure you are generating interest in your exclusive area, we will help you put together a bespoke launch and marketing plan for your business and provide all the materials you’ll need. This includes leaflets, flyers, stationery, a personal webpage and an email address, as well as all other essentials, like your ChipsAway uniform.

The Business Model

Our flexible business model can be tailored to suit your ambitions. Running a ChipsAway business means you decide how long you work, and how much work you take. If you’re interested in growing your business by taking on more staff or even expanding into multiple territories, we’ll be with you every step of the way. As a ‘man in a van’ operation, some of our franchisees turnover up to £75,000 a year.

As busy as you might be, with the steering wheel in your hands, you can make sure that your free time is your time – whether it’s family time, pub time or kick-your-feet-up-and-read-the-paper time.

A Quality Investment

At ChipsAway, we know that if a job’s worth doing, it worth doing well. You won’t find better quality training, products and ongoing support at any other franchise. That’s why we’re the UK’s leading minor automotive repair franchise, as confirmed by a recent YouGov survey.

Case Study

Ryan Lythe – Canterbury

 “A ChipsAway franchise gives you the opportunity to buy into a proven business model which works. This means I could change my career without having to lose earnings. When I attended the open day I had the opportunity to use a spray gun to repaint an old vehicle, and that was when I realised how much I liked the idea of painting.”

After attending a four-week training course, and then an additional week course after the first 3 months, Ryan generated estimates worth £10,000 over his launch weekend. Since then, he has opened his own Car Care Centre, and is fully booked for weeks ahead!

"It's almost been too good to be true, my business has come so far so quickly," Ryan confirms. "I'm so proud of the rapid expansion to a Car Care Centre (fixed-base workshop) with a team of technicians handling repairs. Growing with the demand has been the biggest challenge, but with the right employees and experience I have managed to grow around 50% year-on-year.”


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