Summary
Engineer a prosperous, secure future with ChipsAway

ChipsAway

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

Be your own boss and enjoy being part of the ever-expanding automotive industry with a turn-key ChipsAway franchise. Research shows we’re recognised by 11 times as many customers as our nearest competitor, meaning we’re always top of the list for the nation’s car repairs. So, when you launch a franchise with us, you’ll automatically become one of our hundreds of other successful business owners.

Want to launch your own ChipsAway franchise, but not sure it’s right for you? Here’s why it is:

  • We supply an average of 1,000+ leads per ChipsAway franchisee each year, meaning we bring the business to you
  • Many of our specialists achieve turnovers in excess of £80,000 a year, which equates to earnings of £50k+*
  • National TV and online advertising campaigns keep our network front of mind for people in your area
  • ChipsAway has been established for over 25 years – we’re recession proof with a proven business model and hugely experienced support team
  • Studies show that franchises have a success rate of approximately 90 percent, compared to only about 15 percent for businesses that are started from the ground up
  • We give you all the support and training you need to launch your successful franchise including technical training, sales and marketing support and business mentoring
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Read on to learn more about ChipsAway, and how you can create a better lifestyle for you and your family through franchising with us.

Are you ready for something more?

Whether you want job security, want to fit work around the most important people in your life, want to earn more or just want a more flexible lifestyle, you can have it all with the ChipsAway franchise.

Our franchisees tell us that launching a business with ChipsAway gives them more satisfaction and freedom than any previous job role, providing them the opportunity to perfectly balance professional and personal commitments. That’s because with ChipsAway, you’re free to choose how much work you take on, and when you do that work.

Plus, they get the satisfaction of being out on the road, meeting new people every day who they’re proud to deliver an outstanding service for. Every day is different, but every day is worthwhile.

Who Are ChipsAway?

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ChipsAway was launched in the UK in 1994, and today provides SMART (Small to Medium Area Repair Technology) repair technology to car owners across the country.

With a rapidly expanding network of over 200 franchisees in the UK, we now have the largest network of repair specialists in the UK, who provide high quality, value-for-money repairs to car paintwork, on a same-day basis.

Our specialists work from vehicles fully equipped as mobile workshops, or fixed-base units known as Car Care Centres.

Getting started with ChipsAway

Established for over 25 years, our market-leading car repair franchise makes it simple and straightforward for you to start your own business.

You don’t need any car body repair experience because you’ll receive four weeks of expert, hands-on car repair training at our bespoke facility – accredited by the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) – before you start work.

How much will you need to invest to get started?

Your ChipsAway franchise will cost £29,995 +VAT, but with our various pricing options you’ll only need £15,000 +VAT to get started.

How do you know whether this franchise will work for you? Everything is set up for you to succeed from the minute you launch your franchise because although you’ll be your own boss, you definitely won’t be going it alone.

As well as offering practical and technical training in all elements of the service you’ll deliver, we provide a course in sales and marketing, unlimited support from our head office and supply you with a business mentor – an experienced franchisee – who you can call whenever you need to.

The ChipsAway business model can be adapted to suit your aspirations and lifestyle, so the opportunities for you are unlimited. If you’re a motivated individual willing to take on an exciting new challenge, you can enjoy all the benefits of being part of a franchise network and have the chance to improve your future.

The ChipsAway franchise package includes all the essential components for business success, including:

  • Full sales and marketing support
  • IT and accounting systems
  • Technical training
  • Business mentoring
  • Digital marketing and PR support

All of this, as well as the fact our franchisees receive an average of over 1,000 customer leads per year as a result of the national marketing activity done centrally, means you can get up and running quickly and profitably, with the reassurance you’ll have a regular flow of eager customers.

What does success look like?

The beauty of running your own business with ChipsAway is that you define your own success. Some franchisees work from a single van, happy to go it alone and celebrate their own financial milestones. Others wish to expand their network, opening several franchises and employing multiple members of staff. Meanwhile, some engineers opt to set up a Car Care Centre which acts as a HQ for their empire.

However you choose to work with ChipsAway, we’ll help you reach your ambitions.

A ChipsAway success story

Keith McGowan has been with ChipsAway since 2001 and has the biggest ChipsAway Car Care Centre in the UK. Turning over more than £1million, he demonstrates what’s possible if you’re prepared to put in the work.

Request a free info pack below to read his full story.

Behind the scenes with a ChipsAway franchisee

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He said: “I’ve got two young children and a mortgage, and the thought of not having enough work to keep me busy or bring in enough income was daunting. But speaking to the team gave me all the reassurance I needed that I’d be provided with enough leads to build a successful network of my own. I decided to get involved and I’ve never looked back.

Within six months of becoming a ChipsAway franchisee, Colin had built up a network of customers which sees him repair more than 40 cars per month, resulting in income of over £9,000. For Colin, though, the true benefit of franchising has been the flexibility it allows to be more present at home than ever before.

He said: “My working hours vary around my family, which is a huge bonus. I’m able to pick my children up from school and enjoy a big part of their day, then organise the business admin around their schedule. The improved work-life balance has definitely been the best part about moving to self-employment with ChipsAway. I’m so much happier.
If you’d like to learn more about ChipsAway, request your free info pack below.

*Full details can be provided upon request.

Inquire now for more details about this exciting, lucrative, future-proof income opportunity!
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    Franchise Brands’ Admission to AIM and First Day of Dealings

    5th August 2016

    Franchise Brands plc, the international multi-brand franchisor, is pleased to announce the Company’s admission to AIM following the placing and subscription of 10,606,061 new ordinary shares at 33 pence per share, as announced on 2 August 2016. Dealings in t...

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  • Announcement of Issue Price and Proposed Admission to Trading on AIM

    Announcement of Issue Price and Proposed Admission to Trading on AIM

    3rd August 2016

    Franchise Brands plc, the international multi-brand franchisor, today announces the successful pricing of its initial public offering (the “IPO” or the “Placing”) of 10,606,061 shares at 33 pence per share (the “Placing Price”). Admission is expect...

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  • Announcement of Intention to Float on AIM

    Announcement of Intention to Float on AIM

    27th July 2016

    Franchise Brands, the international multi-brand franchisor, announces its intention to seek admission of its shares to trading on AIM, a market operated by the London Stock Exchange (“Admission”) and an associated fundraising. Franchise Brands is a...

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  • Record Consumer Leads for ChipsAway – May 2016

    Record Consumer Leads for ChipsAway – May 2016

    15th June 2016

    ChipsAway, the UK’s leading minor car body repair specialist, saw record levels of demand for their service in May, with circa 25,000 consumer leads going out to the network! That’s a staggering increase of 13% compared to May last year, and a 5.5% increas...

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  • ChipsAway Achieving Excellent Recruitment Figures as More People Follow Their Passion Into Their Work

    ChipsAway Achieving Excellent Recruitment Figures as More People Follow Their Passion Into Their Work

    26th May 2016

    ChipsAway, leading automotive repair franchise, is pleased to announce that they are seeing excellent recruitment figures for 2016, as more people are looking to follow their passion for cars into their work. The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Developmen...

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  • From Strength to Strength for Franchise Brands

    From Strength to Strength for Franchise Brands

    12th January 2016

    In line with their strategy of organic growth, parent company of leading high street names Ovenclean and ChipsAway, Franchise Brands, is celebrating record results from a fantastic 2015! Franchise Brands is celebrating record results from a fantastic 2015! Fra...

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  • Record breaking summer for Chipsaway and Ovenclean

    Record breaking summer for Chipsaway and Ovenclean

    1st November 2015

    While it may not have been the best of summers weather-wise, the record breaking results achieved earlier this year for leading franchises ChipsAway and Ovenclean have once again been smashed this summer! This is great news for both networks of around 400 fran...

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  • Celebrations for ChipsAway at annual conference and awards dinner

    Celebrations for ChipsAway at annual conference and awards dinner

    27th October 2015

    Over 200 delegates congregated at the Hilton, NEC, for ChipsAway’s annual conference and awards dinner over the weekend, celebrating 21 years as the UK’s leading minor car body paintwork repair brand. ChipsAway CEO, Tim Harris, kicked off the event –...

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  • Record breaking summer for leading franchise brands

    Record breaking summer for leading franchise brands

    11th September 2015

      While it may not have been the best of summers weather-wise, the record breaking results achieved earlier this year for leading franchises ChipsAway and Ovenclean have once again been smashed this summer! This is great news for both networks of around 4...

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  • Lucky number seven!

    Lucky number seven!

    22nd July 2015

      It’s been quite a year so far for Franchise Brands, with their two leading businesses – ChipsAway and Ovenclean, reporting record results in terms of both recruitment and consumer-focused marketing activity! Having reached their century mile...

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  • Record results for leading auto repairer ChipsAway

    Record results for leading auto repairer ChipsAway

    7th May 2015

    The UK’s leading automotive paintwork repairer ChipsAway is celebrating this month, following record levels of demand for the service – which is not only up 26% year-on-year, but also the best month ever seen before by the brand! Group Marketing Ma...

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  • ChipsAway Celebrates 21st Birthday

    ChipsAway Celebrates 21st Birthday

    28th April 2015

    ChipsAway International is delighted to be celebrating its 21st anniversary since being introduced to the UK back in 1994! Having grown and developed substantially since its initial launch, ChipsAway has always remained brand leader, standing head and shoulder...

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  • YouGov research confirms ChipsAway as industry brand leaders

    YouGov research confirms ChipsAway as industry brand leaders

    1st April 2015

    Once again a YouGov poll has confirmed that the brand best known by the British motorist for minor automotive paintwork repairs is ChipsAway, with over one third (39%) of the respondents who were able to name a company unprompted, naming ChipsAway, which equat...

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  • ChipsAway shortlisted for prestigious Marketing Award

    ChipsAway shortlisted for prestigious Marketing Award

    11th March 2015

    ChipsAway, the UK’s leading ‘on-the-spot’ automotive paintwork repair specialist, has been shortlisted for a prestigious Franchise Marketing Award in the ‘Best Online Marketing Campaign’ category. The chosen entry focused on a viral campaign produced...

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  • Motoring ahead with ChipsAway

    Motoring ahead with ChipsAway

    24th November 2014

    Aged just 23, car fanatic Ross McKenzie became the youngest member of the UK’s leading minor automotive paintwork repair network, having ‘stumbled’ across the ChipsAway franchise opportunity when he was looking for someone to repair his pride and joy alm...

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  • Franchise Brands announces the appointment of Julia Choudhury as Corporate Development Director

    Franchise Brands announces the appointment of Julia Choudhury as Corporate Development Director

    23rd October 2014

    Franchise Brands Worldwide Limited (“Franchise Brands”), the holding company for a number of flagship franchise businesses including ChipsAway International and Ovenclean, is pleased to announce the appointment of Julia Choudhury as Corporate Development D...

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  • Alistair Hoy – ChipsAway Cardiff franchisee

    Alistair Hoy – ChipsAway Cardiff franchisee

    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. “My background ...

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  • Alistair Hoy

    Alistair Hoy

    A great deal can happen in a year, as ChipsAway franchisee Alistair Hoy can testify. Last year, Ali opened a ChipsAway CarCare Centre (a fixed-base workshop) only six months after his initial business launch as a ‘man and a van’ operation, in line with his...

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  • Andy Cornell – ChipsAway

    Andy Cornell – ChipsAway

    Having faced redundancy twice in three years after a seasoned career as a Sales and Marketing Director, in 2011 Andy decided that he wanted a complete change of direction. He had always wanted to own his own business, so the proven business model of ChipsAway ...

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  • David Greenaway – ChipsAway

    David Greenaway – ChipsAway

    David Greenaway got off to a flying start, and loves everything that being his own boss brings: Former Training Manager, David Greenaway, decided in 2011 that it was time to take his career into his own hands – his role involved a lot of travel and staying a...

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Full Legal Company Name
ChipsAway International Limited
HQ Address

Edwin Avenue, Hoo Farm
Industrial Estate, Kidderminster,
Worcestershire

HQ Postcode
DY11 7RA
Telephone
0800 731 6914
Website
www.chipsaway.co.uk
BFA Membership
Member - Full
Investment Currency
GBP £
Business Type
Franchise
Home Based
Yes
Locations
UK-England
Training Provided
Yes
Number of Outlets
100+
Min Investment
15000
Part Time
Yes
Franchises suitable for Women
Yes
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