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Summary
The award-winning Autosmart franchise has a proven business concept, including quality products, incredible customer service and a Mobile Showroom that will help ensure franchisees succeed.

Autosmart

  Opportunities:
In the UK
  Business Type:
Franchise
  Minimum Investment:
£15,000
  Training Provided:
Yes
  Home-based:
Yes
  Part time:
Yes
  BFA Membership:
Member - Full

Company Overview

Autosmart is the UK’s largest manufacturer and supplier of professional vehicle cleaning products to the trade. Our customer base is varied. For example, thousands of car dealers, hauliers, valeters, taxi firms and plant companies all use our products every day. We develop and manufacture all of our own products and distribute them exclusively through our network of franchisees. Autosmart have been established since 1979. We currently have over 100 franchisees in the UK and Ireland and many more overseas too.

Franchise Overview

Autosmart has been helping franchisees to make a success of their businesses for over 30 years and is one of the UK’s most established franchises, with a network of 225 franchisees worldwide. Every territory now available is a resale, offering the benefits of existing sales combined with the opportunity for additional future growth. We have a current opportunity in Shrewsbury ready for a new franchisee. If you want to learn more about our business opportunities, please use the contact details and weblink above.

Training

There is a week-long initial sales training course, which is run by an experienced sales coach. It provides the franchisee with an introduction to our products, our franchise system and the world of selling. The real skills are learnt out on the road with his dedicated sales coach.  Every new franchisee is guaranteed at least 60 days 1:1 field-based sales coaching in their first 2 years. The sales coach helps you gradually develop your skills.

Daily Life of a Franchisee

Autosmart franchisees operate within their own exclusive territories selling our unique range of valeting products from a van kitted out inside like a supermarket. They are out and about in their vans building up a wlt_fielder base that they supply to each month. They have two types of days; calling in on existing wlt_fielders and also winning new ones.

Full Description

Get on the Road to Success with Autosmart

Autosmart is a multi-award winning franchise and full bfa member. We have been helping franchisees to make a success of their businesses for over 30 years, making us one of the longest established and most experienced franchisors in the UK.

We are the UK’s largest manufacturer and supplier of professional vehicle cleaning products to the trade. Our customer base is large and varied. For example, thousands of car dealers, hauliers, valeters, mechanics, taxi firms, bus companies and plant companies all use our products every day.

We develop and manufacture all of our own products and distribute them exclusively through an international network of franchisees. We currently have over 200 Autosmart showrooms worldwide. We aim to have a long term, profitable business relationship with our franchisees and they love the Autosmart life! On average they still with us for over 10 years.

Autosmart is a multi-award winning franchise, having won British Franchise Association’s, “Franchisor of the Year” award 3 times and numerous other BFA accolades.

Our Opportunities

We have several resale opportunities available throughout the UK, each with existing repeat order business. There are different routes into the business depending on what capital you have available. Investment starts at £15k.

Great opportunities are available in the following areas:

  • Newark
  • Heads of the Valleys – South Wales
  • Watford
  • Ashford
  • Maidstone
  • Petersfield
  • Basingstoke/Andover
  • South West Essex

What You Can Expect From Autosmart

A British manufacturer – With over 200 different types of cleaning products in the range.

An exclusive territory – as a franchisee you are the only person authorised to sell Autosmart products in your area.

Diverse customer base – As well as supplying the car, bike, truck and bus sector, you will also supply customers like factories, farms, caravan sites, offices and even funeral parlours!

Repeat order business – Keeping things clean is an everyday task and customers need to top up their supplies on a regular basis.

Mobile Showroom – Your customers can see the full range of products, try before they buy and have immediate delivery with no minimum order.

BFA award winning training & support – With over 30 years experience, we have developed a proven training and coaching system which supports you and your business and it’s free!

Who Are Our Franchisees?

Autosmart franchisees come from all sorts of different backgrounds – from valeters to bank managers; your background doesn’t matter to us.

No sales experience necessary – the majority of our franchisees have never sold a thing before joining us.

We are looking for people with determination, a will to win and plenty of enthusiasm. If this sounds like you then please do fill out the form below.

  • Steve Beaumont, Derby Dales franchisee

    Steve Beaumont, Derby Dales franchisee

    Steve Beaumont, aged just 26 when he joined Autosmart as the franchisee for the Derby Dales reflects on his first 3 years. “Coming from a civil engineering background, I knew that I could put my meticulous planning, focus and hard work into my own business v...

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  • Paul Daley-Smith

    Paul Daley-Smith

    “I left school at 16 to serve my engineering apprenticeship in the local bacon factory. Just twelve years later I was the proud owner of my own business and Autosmart’s youngest franchisee at the time” Paul Daley-Smith has been an Autosmart’s f...

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  • Dene Cummings

    Dene Cummings

    29 year old Dene Cummings is the new Autosmart franchisee for Crawley. Dene had previously worked as a salesman for another Autosmart franchisee, so knew the business well. “When the Crawley area became available I decided that it was too good an opportunit...

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  • Frank Sutherland

    Frank Sutherland

    BFA Franchisee of the Year 2010 award winner Frank Sutherland is proof that redundancy can lead to a career you might never have considered and the start of something great. BFA Franchisee of the Year 2010 award winner Frank Sutherland is proof that redundancy...

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  • Neil Campbell

    Neil Campbell

    “I knew that I never wanted to work for someone else, but equally I wanted to be part of something bigger.” “I worked for myself for 25 years, first running a newspaper delivery business and then as a property developer. I knew that I never w...

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  • A Day in the Life of an Autosmart franchisee: Roy Smith

    A Day in the Life of an Autosmart franchisee: Roy Smith

    Before investing in a franchise, it is essential to gain a realistic view of what life would be like for you. Autosmart’s Roy Smith gives you a peak into what a day is like in his driving seat. Starting a business with Autosmart was my first step to success ...

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  • Tony McElhone, 32, Autosmart franchisee for Durham

    Tony McElhone, 32, Autosmart franchisee for Durham

    “I previously worked as a Branch Manager for the UK’s market leading parts washing company. I’d been working with this company for 10 years and was at a time in my life when I wanted to take control of my career. I was very keen to make more money an...

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  • Autosmart is the UK’s Best Van-Based Franchise 2018

    Autosmart is the UK’s Best Van-Based Franchise 2018

    18th December 2018

    Autosmart, the UK’s leading supplier of vehicle cleaning products to the trade is delighted to announce they scooped the Best Van Based Franchise at the Best Franchise Awards held at the Marriott hotel in Leicester this week.   Autosmart were shortlisted on...

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  • Autosmart: Finalist in the 2018 Best Franchise Awards

    Autosmart: Finalist in the 2018 Best Franchise Awards

    13th November 2018

    The 2018 Best Franchise Awards, sponsored by Lloyds Bank, have announced Autosmart as one of the finalists in the Best Van Based Franchise category. These prestigious annual awards are unique as they are based on the actual feedback from franchisees who anonym...

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  • Autosmart Millenials Invest in their Future

    Autosmart Millenials Invest in their Future

    8th August 2018

    Four new Autosmart franchisees join the Autosmart network this summer, three of whom are in their mid-twenties, making Autosmart a popular choice for millenials. Matt Richardson, aged 24, already has a taste of being self-employed, repairing and painting vehic...

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  • Autosmart Feature in Sunday Times Top 130

    Autosmart Feature in Sunday Times Top 130

    17th April 2018

    Autosmart have been listed in the Sunday Times Top 130 private companies with fast-growing profit. Autosmart are thrilled to be recognised by The Sunday Times as one of their UK companies to watch in “Profit Track Ones to Watch Shortlisted”, putting us in ...

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  • Autosmart Are Finalists in This Year’s British Franchisor of the Year Awards!

    Autosmart Are Finalists in This Year’s British Franchisor of the Year Awards!

    9th March 2018

    The annual bfa awards celebrate excellence in franchising and Autosmart are delighted to be selected as finalists this year. Martin Jeffers, the UK’s Franchise Sales Director, comments, “Having won the Franchisor of the Year Award 3 times since 2008, we ar...

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  • The Fantastic Four! New Autosmart Franchisees Make a Clean Start in 2018!

    The Fantastic Four! New Autosmart Franchisees Make a Clean Start in 2018!

    27th February 2018

    2018 kicked off to a great start for Rob, Chris, John and David. They have all taken the leap and become the boss of their own Autosmart franchises. Rob Hanney hits the road in North Bristol taking over from Simon Duffell. Previously Rob ran his own valeting b...

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  • 2017 Sees the Arrival of Three New Franchisees into the Autosmart International Network.

    2017 Sees the Arrival of Three New Franchisees into the Autosmart International Network.

    12th June 2017

    2017 sees the arrival of three new franchisees into the Autosmart International network: Andrew Hetherington in Doncaster, John Nickels in Plymouth and Andy King in Derby. Andy King Andy, aged 38 from Ashbourne, had been working as a Police Officer since 2003....

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  • Join Autosmart – the BFA Award-Winning Van Franchise

    Join Autosmart – the BFA Award-Winning Van Franchise

    24th September 2015

    Established in 1979, Autosmart is the UK’s largest supplier of vehicle cleaning products to the trade. Our franchisees operate from mobile showrooms within their own exclusive territories. They love life out on the road and stay with us for on average 12 yea...

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  • Autosmart’s latest trio of new starters have hit the road in Newport, Gateshead and Skipton.

    Autosmart’s latest trio of new starters have hit the road in Newport, Gateshead and Skipton.

    15th September 2015

    Chris Brady, the new franchisee for Newport in South Wales spent the last 15 years working in the logistics industry in a range of jobs from Fleet Manager to more recently agency driving LGV & HGV jobs. Being in the automotive industry all his life, Chris...

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  • ATLAS: Bespoke Computer System Launched for Autosmart Franchisees

    ATLAS: Bespoke Computer System Launched for Autosmart Franchisees

    24th March 2015

    In a trial run by Autosmart and ONM Systems Ltd, Autosmart franchisees were found to run their business more effectively when they used a new bespoke computer-based support system called ATLAS (Autosmart Trade Logistics and Administration System). The ATLAS sy...

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  • Autosmart’s New Starter Alan Shannon is all Geared up for Success.

    Autosmart’s New Starter Alan Shannon is all Geared up for Success.

    19th November 2014

    Autosmart’s Scottish network of franchisees is now complete with the arrival of Alan Shannon, the latest new Autosmart franchisee in the Ayrshire area. Alan, aged 33, tells us: “I was a joiner by trade and for the last three years I have been running my ow...

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  • Autosmart’s Official Opening of Second Site

    Autosmart’s Official Opening of Second Site

    11th November 2014

    It’s been a momentous year for Autosmart, the UK’s leading vehicle cleaning product manufacturer, and what better way to celebrate their 35 years in business than with the official opening of their second site. Local dignitary Zaphne Stretton and Autosmart...

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  • Autosmart Welcome a Trio of New Franchisees

    Autosmart Welcome a Trio of New Franchisees

    14th October 2014

    Three established Autosmart businesses have been snapped up by a trio of success seekers. Autosmart is a multi-award winning van franchise. They currently hold the bfa title of Franchisor of the Year for the third time in six years. With over 35 years of franc...

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  • Mark Garland-Jones, the latest Autosmart franchisee

    Mark Garland-Jones, the latest Autosmart franchisee

    17th July 2014

    Mark Garland-Jones, aged 55, is the latest Autosmart franchisee to hit the road. Mark is taking on an established van franchise in the Wakefield area and is no stranger to running his own business. Mark tells us, “I have spent the last eleven years working a...

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  • Double Win for Autosmart at the bfa HSBC Franchise Awards

    Double Win for Autosmart at the bfa HSBC Franchise Awards

    2nd July 2014

    Autosmart is thrilled to be awarded the prestigious title of Franchisor of the Year 2014. It’s the third time in the last six years that they have claimed the top accolade in UK franchising. They have also set a precedent by winning the first BFA Franchisee ...

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  • Autosmart Celebrates 35 Years with Record Sales

    Autosmart Celebrates 35 Years with Record Sales

    28th May 2014

    Autosmart the UK’s largest manufacturer of professional vehicle cleaning products, is celebrating 35 years in business this year. It’s doing so in style, with record turnover and as the only company shortlisted in two categories in the 2014 bfa HSBC Franch...

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  • Autosmart is shortlisted for two top BFA HSBC Franchise Awards

    Autosmart is shortlisted for two top BFA HSBC Franchise Awards

    23rd April 2014

    Autosmart is proud to announce that they have been shortlisted for 2 prestigious bfa HSBC Franchisor of the Year Awards. Autosmart is excited to be shortlisted for the Franchisor of the Year and Franchisee Recruitment Awards. The Awards highlight outstanding a...

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Full Legal Company Name
Autosmart International Ltd
HQ Address

Lynn Lane, Shenstone, Staffordshire

HQ Postcode
WS14 0DH
Telephone
01543 482 926
Contact
Ms Michelle Williams or Ms Sarah Moore
Website
BFA Membership
Member - Full
Company overview

Autosmart is the UK’s largest manufacturer and supplier of professional vehicle cleaning products to the trade. Our customer base is varied. For example, thousands of car dealers, hauliers, valeters, taxi firms and plant companies all use our products every day. We develop and manufacture all of our own products and distribute them exclusively through our network of franchisees. Autosmart have been established since 1979. We currently have over 100 franchisees in the UK and Ireland and many more overseas too.

Investment Currency
GBP £
Training

There is a week-long initial sales training course, which is run by an experienced sales coach. It provides the franchisee with an introduction to our products, our franchise system and the world of selling. The real skills are learnt out on the road with his dedicated sales coach.  Every new franchisee is guaranteed at least 60 days 1:1 field-based sales coaching in their first 2 years. The sales coach helps you gradually develop your skills.

Business Type
Franchise
Franchise Overview

Autosmart has been helping franchisees to make a success of their businesses for over 30 years and is one of the UK’s most established franchises, with a network of 225 franchisees worldwide. Every territory now available is a resale, offering the benefits of existing sales combined with the opportunity for additional future growth. We have a current opportunity in Shrewsbury ready for a new franchisee. If you want to learn more about our business opportunities, please use the contact details and weblink above.

Home Based
Yes
Locations
UK-England
Daily Life of a Franchisee

Autosmart franchisees operate within their own exclusive territories selling our unique range of valeting products from a van kitted out inside like a supermarket. They are out and about in their vans building up a wlt_fielder base that they supply to each month. They have two types of days; calling in on existing wlt_fielders and also winning new ones.

Training Provided
Yes
Number of Outlets
Over 100
Min Investment
15000
Part Time
Yes
Franchises suitable for Women
Yes
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