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ChipsAway is the market leading Car Paintwork Repair Business. The proven business model allows you to be your own boss, have a guaranteed minimum of £80,000 worth of customer leads in your first year* and create your own schedule.
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  • BFA Membership StatusFull
  • UK Years Established25 years
  • Current UK Coverage50%
  • Franchisee Support Staff25
  • Personal Investment Req.£15,000
  • Total Startup Cost£29,995
  • Territory-based business locationYes
  • Business to consumer servicesYes
  • Franchisee employs staffYes
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Car Care Champions Predict Positive Upturn After Pandemic Milestone

8th June 2020

Car Care Champions Predict Positive Upturn After Pandemic Milestone

A father and stepson duo of car repair technicians are celebrating after completing work on their 7,000th vehicle.

Robert Ashmore and Jonathan Foster, who run the ChipsAway Car Care Centre in Lincoln, have achieved the milestone just three weeks after emerging from a complete halt on operations, inflicted because of COVID-19.

Following a surge of enquiries for their services as the UK emerges from lockdown, Robert, who owns the centre, is hopeful 2020 will be his most successful year to date.

ChipsAway Franchise | Car Repair Centre Business

In 2014, when Robert decided to open a ChipsAway Car Care Centre at Newporte Business Park, Jonathan became his first and only employee. Six years later, the duo still man the fort, and having struck the perfect balance of trade and consumer customers they are feeling optimistic about the future.

Robert said: “We completely closed for business on 23rd March – just like thousands of other businesses in the Lincoln area. We reopened three weeks ago when the lockdown started easing, and have since been inundated with people wanting to have their car scuffs, scratches, dents and alloys repaired.

Because they’re not able to spend money on their favourite luxuries, like eating out and drinking in bars, we’re finding the public are wanting to spend their money on the next big luxury in their life – and that is their car. As a result, we are booked up into July, and are still receiving many more enquiries each day than we did before lockdown.

To reach the milestone of working on our 7,000th vehicle proves we have our business model in great working order, and we’re very grateful to every customer we’ve had in the past, and anyone who comes through our doors in the future. We’re proud to have ridden out the storm of COVID-19 and are now very much open for business for the Lincoln public.

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ChipsAway Celebrates Renewal of 25-Year FranchiseeChipsAway Celebrates Renewal of 25-Year Franchisee

8th July 2020

Following a quarter of a century in his mobile business, which covers the Farnham, Camberley and Fleet areas, Steve, 58, has committed to another five years with ChipsAway.

Jessica Peck is a ChipsAway ApprenticeJessica Peck is a ChipsAway Apprentice

4th February 2020

Young apprentice, Jessica Peck, jump starts her career in the automotive industry.

ChipsAway Celebrates 25 Year Anniversary at Annual Conference and Awards DinnerChipsAway Celebrates 25 Year Anniversary at Annual Conference and Awards Dinner

9th December 2019

ChipsAway’s Annual Conference and 25th Anniversary Awards Dinner celebrated 25 years as the UK’s leading minor car body paintwork repair brand.

ChipsAway IMI AccreditationChipsAway IMI Accreditation

30th July 2019

ChipsAway continues outstanding training success with IMI centre accreditation.

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

Unrivaled Training and Ongoing Support - No experience needed, guaranteed. Full, certified training

Regular National Advertising - ChipsAway have successfully built higher brand awareness through their extensive TV campaigns, SEO, PPC, and innovative online and offline marketing

Brand Leader with Proven Demand

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