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ChipsAway International

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Sector: Automotive, Van based franchises, Specialised, Investment Amount: £10,001 - £20,000

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Part of the Franchise Brands Ltd Group, ChipsAway has over 20 years’ experience of successfully franchising in the UK, training, developing and supporting franchise owners from all walks of life with varying backgrounds, work histories and business ambitions. ChipsAway is the original and market leading automotive services franchise of its kind, and now boasts over 250+ happy franchisees.

ChipsAway are looking for someone who wants to create a better work/life balance for themselves, and enjoy the flexibility of working for themselves and to their own goals. 


What is ChipsAway?

ChipsAway is a market leading car body repairer, offering customers a convenient, quality and cost-effective alternative to repair paintwork scratches, bumper scuffs, minor dents and kerbed alloy damage to their vehicles. Latest research shows that over 64% of the 34 million vehicles on the UK’s roads have ‘ChipsAway’ damage on their bodywork, and demand for the ChipsAway service is still growing!


What makes this franchise different?

Whether you are looking to try something new, fancy a career change or just want to take control of your life by becoming your own boss, our proven business model and unrivalled support structure could help you on your way.

With the various pricing options that we offer, you only need £15,000 + VAT of your own funds to get started with a ChipsAway franchise. 

  • Fantastic earnings potential - rewards for hard-working franchisees are unlimited, depending on your ambitions, our proven franchise model offers the opportunity to turn over £80,000+pa**.

  • Proven demand - ChipsAway is the most in-demand service of its kind. Recently in 2016 we had our record month for customer enquiries in the UK, with circa 25,000 consumer leads going out to the network.

  • Unrivalled training and ongoing support - Our dedicated franchise development team provides unlimited business, marketing and technical support.

  • Exclusive Territory - Fully profiled territory which is dedicated and protected, providing you with access to tens of thousands of car owners.

  • Mobile or CarCare - You can choose to go directly to your customers or rapidly expand into a fixed base workshop.
  • No experience necessary - The system is easy to learn and simple to manage, with unrivalled training held at our bespoke IMI accredited centre, no previous experience is necessary.
  • National Advertising - Your business will benefit from national advertising activity increasing demand through regular TV advertising campaigns, extensive online and offline marketing activity.
  • Expansion opportunities – The franchise model is flexible and allows for rapid expansion into multiple territories and workshops.

The Investment

The total franchise investment is £29,995 + VAT, but with the various pricing options that we offer, you only need £15,000 + VAT of your own funds to get started with a ChipsAway franchise.

The business model is easily scalable and completely flexible to suit your ambitions. Most franchisees initially opt for a van-based franchise and many have developed their business further, either through a multi-van, territory or unit operations – the opportunities are endless!


What's next?

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.

**Based on existing franchisees.

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+).


What our franchisees have to say

Having been made redundant, Andy Cornell launched his ChipsAway franchise three years ago:

"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’, if you follow the business model you can’t go wrong!”

David Greenaway got off to a flying start, and loves everything that being his own boss brings:

“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.”







Type of Franchise: Automotive / Management
Ideal Franchisee Profile: The ideal franchisee profile would be someone looking to get a better work/life balance and enjoy the flexibility of working for themselves and to their own goals
Year Established in UK: 1994
Franchising Since: 1994 in the UK
Number of specialists: 250+
BFA Member/Status: Full
Minimum Investment: 15,000 + VAT



*Figures based on existing franchisees.
Disclaimer of Financial projections
These projections (forecasts) of sales, profits and earnings are illustrative only and should not be considered or relied upon as the actual or potential sales, profits or earnings which will be realised by you. We do not guarantee, nor do we represent, that you will, or can expect to attain any specific amount or range of sales, profits or earnings from the operation of the advertised businesses. Actual results vary from operation to operation and we cannot estimate the results that any franchisee may achieve.


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