30th June 2022
The conference highlighted the ‘future is here’ in terms of electric vehicles, ADAS and changes in the automotive industry. Technical Director, Simon Kings, spoke about ChipsAway’s dedication to training the franchise network on Electric Vehicles, Advanced Dent Removal and ADAS technology. Rebecca de Chair, Group Marketing Manager, concluded the presentations with a Marketing update, highlighting ChipsAway’s marketing achievements during and post-pandemic, as well as key areas of focus going forwards to maintain their position as brand leader.
The conference was followed by a vendor show, where key industry experts and suppliers exhibited products throughout the afternoon. Sponsors, including KECO – the UK’s leading PDR and GPR tool sellers, The TIDAL Group - the UK’s independent automotive and industrial refinish distribution group and West Midland Vehicles Ltd (West Mid) - specialist contract hire and leasing consultants demonstrated new innovative products and technology for specialists to see first-hand.
The highly coveted award for ‘Mobile Franchisee of the Year’ went to Joe Croxford who only joined the network in 2020 and has worked exceptionally hard to grow his business in the St Helens area.
Annabel Hall, Head of Franchise Support at ChipsAway comments:
“Joe is an extremely valued member of the ChipsAway network and a very worthy winner of this award. He embodies the key values of the ChipsAway brand by following the business plan, working extremely hard and he always has a positive outlook. Joe delivers exceptional quality repairs, outstanding customer service and yet still finds the time to support his fellow franchisees."
Other high achievers included ‘Rising Star’ Brandon Akerman, who has achieved fantastic results since joining the network in 2020, including opening a Car Care Centre and expanding into the Torquay area. ‘Car Care Centre of the Year’ went to St Albans-based franchisees, Brian and Amanda Palmer, who also won the ‘Customer Excellence Award’ for their outstanding dedication to customer service, which was extremely well-deserved given their record-breaking 5-star customer reviews.
Last, but by no means least, the ‘Hero’ award, as chosen by the ChipsAway network, went to Jeremy Lines for his outstanding contribution and support to his fellow members of the network.
To complete the evening, a raffle was held which raised £2,100 for the Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal - Disasters Emergency Committee, before guests danced the night away.
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14th April 2022
ChipsAway’s Youngest franchisee is presented with the Bodyshop Magazine’s 30 Under 30 Rising Stars Award.
8th February 2022
Arran Benstead is celebrating 20 years with ChipsAway.
5th October 2021
Owner of ChipsAway Exeter, Brandon Akerman, has been named as one of Bodyshop Magazine’s ‘30 under 30 Rising Stars of 2021’.
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
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
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