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ChipsAway Case Study
Not only has ChipsAway been profitable for Spencer Grainger but owning his own business has allowed him to fit his work around his lifestyle.
Franchise Information
  • BFA Membership StatusFull
  • UK Years Established18 years
  • Current UK Coverage50%
  • Franchisee Support Staff35
  • Personal Investment Req.£15,000
  • Total Startup Cost£29,995
  • Home-based business locationYes
  • Business to consumer servicesYes
  • Franchisee employs staffYes
Next Steps

Spencer Grainger Joined the ChipsAway Network in 2012

Spencer Grainger joined the network in 2012. Prior to joining the franchise, he set up his own Ski business in Austria which was very successful. When he returned to the UK he began working as a Sales Manager but missed the benefits of running his own business. He didn’t want to work for a company but wanted to be his own boss and reap the rewards of his own hard work – a ChipsAway franchise seemed like the perfect option!

ChipsAway | Spencer Grainger"After I attended the open day, ChipsAway seemed like a great company to invest into and far more professional than other franchises I’d looked at. I wanted to join a franchise rather than starting on my own because of the support. This was the right decision - the technical support and training, general business support and leads from marketing definitely gave me a head start.

Since joining, I’ve always had someone to talk to at Head Office that is able to answer any queries. If you put the time and effort into organising your business and organising your diary, and if you absorb all the advice provided in training and from the rest of the team, you will succeed."

Spencer was initially concerned about earning enough money and knowing whether the franchise would work for him – a common worry of many people who are looking to start their own business. However, a ChipsAway franchise has fantastic return on investment and you start earning money from day one. The average franchisee received over 1,000 enquiries via Head Office in 2017, which at our average repair value equates to over £80,000.

Not only has a ChipsAway been profitable for Spencer but owning his own business has allowed him to fit his work around his lifestyle.

"I choose to start early so that I can work on my first job of the day before 9am. I complete around 2/3 jobs a day and then finish off quotations at the end.” ChipsAway franchisees are able to manage their own diary and work as they please."

Finally, we asked Spencer what advice he would give to prospective franchisees:

"Have good time management skills and believe in yourself! My aim for the future is to continue being successful - I have no regrets about joining ChipsAway"

If Spencer's story has interested you then find out more about ChipsAway by clickiing below

Tunde Odeyemi Joined the ChipsAway Network in 2007Tunde Odeyemi Joined the ChipsAway Network in 2007

Tunde is loving his new life as a ChipsAway franchisee and has expanded his business into a Car Care Centres.

Richard Dexter Became a ChipsAway Partner in 2011Richard Dexter Became a ChipsAway Partner in 2011

A ChipsAway franchise has given Richard Dexter the freedom to mould his work around his lifestyle.

What Our Franchisees Say

I’m absolutely thrilled with the way my business is going. I wanted something flexible, that was not massively expensive and which had the potential for growth. ChipsAway fit the bill and 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!Andy Cornell, franchisee since 2011


I could see the flexibility of ChipsAway’s business model would work for me. Working for myself as a franchisee is a world away from my life before.Neil Dobson, franchisee since 2013


Why Choose Us

Fantastic earnings potential - Many franchisees achieving in excess of £80,000 pa, some turning over £300,000 pa

Brand Leader - ChipsAway is the UK's leading minor automotive paintwork repair brand

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