Make 2013 the year that you take control of your career and your life with ChipsAway, the original and best performing automotive services franchise of its kind in the UK. Established almost 20 years, with an unrivalled training and support, ChipsAway offers the opportunity to develop a thriving business within a virtually untapped marketplace.
ChipsAway specialists provide top quality repairs to minor car paintwork damage, quickly, conveniently and competitively. With 34 million vehicles on the UK’s roads and over 22 million repair opportunities a year, demand for the ChipsAway service is huge! What’s more, recent Market Research shows ChipsAway currently only meets 3% of potential market demand – we need you!
What makes ChipsAway different?
- Proven demand – thriving in the downturn, UK repair enquiries are up over 94% since 2009!**
- Fantastic earnings potential – rewards for hardworking franchisees are unlimited, depending on your ambitions, ChipsAway’s proven business model offers the opportunity to turn over £80,000+pa*
- Regular National Advertising – including TV advertising campaigns, extensive online and offline marketing activity.
- Unrivalled training and ongoing business, marketing and technical support
- Brand Leader – the UK’s leading minor automotive paintwork repair franchise brand with over 600% more recognition amongst car owners than our nearest competitor!^
- Management Expansion opportunities – develop into a multi-van and multi-unit operation
The Franchise Package
The Investment: The franchise investment is £29,995 + VAT. This provides a turnkey business opportunity that equips franchisees from the outset, bringing together all the key ingredients to a successful launch and providing a strong foundation for the growth of your business.
Finance: Reference to the Franchise Department of any bank will confirm that ChipsAway is an approved business opportunity. Loans of up to £25,000 are available (subject to status).
The Support: ChipsAway franchisees benefit from ongoing, dedicated franchise support. Our team has a long and successful history in franchise development, giving you the comfort of knowing that you are in safe hands.
Mobile or CarCare? Most franchisees initially opt for a van-based franchise and many have developed their business into successful franchises, either through a multi-van or multi-unit operation – the opportunities are endless!
No experience necessary: The unique ChipsAway system is easy to learn and with our unrivalled training held at our bespoke IMI accredited centre, no previous motor trade / spray-painting experience is necessary.
What our franchisees have to say…
As soon as David Greenaway scratched the surface of a ChipsAway franchise, he knew it was for him. His business got off to a flying start with a hugely successful launch weekend, securing £4,000 worth of firm bookings, and he is looking forward to his future and growing his business with ChipsAway!
“I love being my own boss, I can work when it suits me and you really get out what you put in. People say I am lucky that my business is going so well, but in this game you make your own luck.”
After being made redundant Paul launched his ChipsAway franchise in 2008, since then he has built up a very successful business. Using the practical skills he gained through working in the industry and the business development support he has received from head office, he has been able to grow his franchise into a thriving family business.
“My ChipsAway business is doing really well. In uncertain economic times, ChipsAway has enabled me to take control of my family’s destiny. Now my son Robert is becoming more involved as we expand and hopefully, one day, he’ll be able to take over from me, which will provide a real legacy for our family.”
Although Andy Cornell only launched his ChipsAway franchise a year ago, his business is racing ahead. He has already expanded with plans to grow further, he says he’s been busy since day one and is never less than fully booked four weeks ahead.
“I’m absolutely thrilled with the way my business is going. I’d always dreamt of running my own business rather than seek another job. I wanted something flexible, that was not massively expensive and which had the potential for growth. ChipsAway has proved to be everything I’d hoped for. ‘It does what it says on the tin’, and if you follow the business model you can’t go wrong!”
Interested in becoming part of the UK’s leading automotive paintwork repair franchise? Just fill out the short contact form and we will send you more information to help with your research. If you like what you see, why not attend a free, ‘find-out-more’ Open Day, held most Wednesdays at our West Midlands based Head Office.
*Figures based on existing franchisees.
**Based on actual repair enquiries received by ChipsAway International Ltd from 1st October 2011 - 30th September 2012. This is an average figure and not guaranteed.
^All figures unless otherwise stated are from YouGov plc. Total sample size was 2,016 adults. Fieldwork was undertaken between 3rd - 5th September 2012. The survey was carried out online. The figures have been weighted and are representative of all GB adults (aged 18+). A minimum personal investment of £10,000 is required.
It’s been a busy few years for Ryan Lythe since he joined ChipsAway. In just under two years he has launched and expanded his business, taken on an employee and won the ChipsAway ‘Newcomer of the Year’ award for his enterprise.
“When you first think about leaving the security of employment to start your own business, obviously a big question in your mind is whether there will be enough work for you to pay the mortgage and cover the bills,” Ryan reflects. “If someone had told me that within months I’d have no financial worries and would actually be looking to expand I’d never have believed it.”
Ryan turned to franchising after he became increasingly unhappy with his lifestyle working in the construction industry. Tired of long hours, work was making him miserable, until one day he was asked to help with spraying one of the diggers.
“I absolutely loved it,” he recalls.
“I considered going back to college to retrain, but decided I simply couldn’t afford not to work. Then I spotted an advertisement for ChipsAway and it seemed to offer the perfect opportunity for me. Accordingly, I arranged to attend an open day and in the meantime read everything I could lay my hands on about the ChipsAway franchise. It all seemed great - almost too good to be true - but everything ChipsAway promised has turned out to be spot on.”
Since a very successful launch weekend, in which he generated estimates worth £10,000 and took sufficient firm bookings to guarantee his first two weeks of work, Ryan has been continually busy, with his diary filling up at least a couple of weeks ahead. As a result, he has taken on an employee, Charlie, to help him manage his ever increasing diary.
“There is enough business coming in that both of us could work six days a week and we still wouldn’t run out of work,” says Ryan. “Having someone working for me now has made a world of difference; previously potential customers were having to wait for me to finish the repair I was doing before I could visit them to provide an estimate. Now my time has been freed up sufficiently to enable me to handle all customers’ estimates, while my employee carries on with the job in hand. This has meant more work booked in and more jobs completed, which in turn means more money.”
Ryan says he’s holding back on local advertising until he’s ready to cope with the further influx of new business it will certainly bring. He adds he has enjoyed excellent support, not only from the franchisor and his business mentor, but also from neighbouring franchisees, who are ready to offer advice and practical assistance whenever he needs it.
To top all this, Ryan was recognised as ChipsAway’s Newcomer of the Year at the franchise’s annual awards ceremony, a role that has inspired him to go on and become a business mentor, enabling him to share his expertise with other ranchisees.
“Winning the award was a humbling experience for me,” Ryan confirms. “Having someone recognise your hard work and achievements really inspires you to keep going. The support you
get from head office is amazing.”
In the long term Ryan plans on expanding into a new territory, taking on a CarCare Centre (a fixed base workshop) and a fleet of mobile ChipsAway vans, so he and his team can process even more repairs. Whatever he does, Ryan is confident that ChipsAway will be behind him every step of the way.
“I’m not at all nervous about investing in a CarCare Centre or another employee, as I know that if I follow the business model and rely on ChipsAway’s continued support I can easily grow my business,” he says. “I can’t believe I’ve come so far so quickly - I wouldn’t change my lifestyle now for anything in the world. For the first time ever I look forward to going to work, my days fly by and I get paid every day by delighted customers for doing a job that I love.”
ChipsAway is the leading brand in mobile automotive paintwork repairs, fixing minor damage such as scratches, bumper scuffs and kerbed alloys within a matter of hours and at a fraction of the cost of traditional body shop repair methods. Established over 18 years, ChipsAway has over 300 specialists in successful operation across the UK and a network of master franchisors worldwide.
CHIPSAWAY FRANCHISEES LIKE HUSSEIN HUSSEIN ARE BUILDING BIGGER BUSINESSES
Business is booming for ChipsAway franchisee Hussein Hussein. Having seen demand for his automotive paintwork repair services sky-rocket, Hussein is gearing up his business accordingly, as his plans to not only extend his territory, but also open a fixed-based CarCare Centre and take on an employee materialise.
London-based Hussein is hard working, ambitious and focused; having launched his ChipsAway franchise under two years ago, he is already seeking premises to enable him to expand his business into a ChipsAway CarCare Centre by Christmas.
“I was attracted to ChipsAway in the first place because of the strength of the brand,” Hussein explains. “I looked at similar opportunities, but ChipsAway was the clear choice - there is a great support structure and the name is well recognised in the marketplace. Coming from a corporate background, I understood the value of an established brand, a commitment to marketing and constant communication with customers. That’s why I chose ChipsAway - and my decision has more than paid off.”
Having done his research, Hussein attended a ChipsAway open day and found himself increasingly impressed with the ChipsAway operation. “The senior management team were highly professional and very approachable. There was a welcoming family atmosphere, which was underpinned by a ‘can do’ culture that really appealed to me,” he says.
Once his comprehensive training was complete, Hussein enjoyed an excellent launch promotion, and with the unstinting support of his franchisor has continued to be busy ever since.
“My business has really taken off,” he confirms. “My fantastic launch ensured that I had plenty of work from the outset and through a combination of regular customers, word of mouth referrals and constant local marketing activity I have a rapidly growing customer base. Business is going really well, which is one of the main reasons why I want to expand into a CarCare Centre.”
Committed to excellent customer service, Hussein finds the biggest challenge is balancing the various demands on his time - completing repairs, responding promptly to new enquiries, following up estimates and planning his local marketing activity.
“The only factor limiting my continued business expansion is time,” he says. “Currently I’m at full stretch, repairing two to three cars a day. Opening my ChipsAway CarCare Centre and taking on my first employee will enable me to process many more vehicles and therefore increase my turnover.
“Although my overheads will rise, there is certainly plenty of work out there and I knowthat with the continued support of ChipsAway and a commitment to further marketing I can generate enough work to enable me to continue my expansion and start to build a much bigger business for the future.”
ChipsAway is the leading brand in automotive paintwork repairs, fixing minor damage such as scratches, bumper scuffs and kerbed alloys within a matter of hours and at a fraction of the cost of traditional body shop repair methods.
Established over 17 years, ChipsAway has over 350 specialists in successful operation across the UK and a network of master franchisors worldwide. Yet with 34 million cars on the road and over 17 million repair opportunities each year, ChipsAway estimates that it currently only meets three per cent of potential market demand.
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