ChipsAway are the originators of the SMART (Small to Medium Area Repair Technology) repair process. As a full British Franchise Association (BFA) member with IMI, ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 accreditations and affiliation with 3M and BVRLA, you won’t find better quality training, products and ongoing sales and marketing support at any other franchise.
Established in the UK for over twenty years. ChipsAway now have the largest network of repair specialists in the UK, who have all undergone specialist training at their bespoke IMI accredited training centre in Worcestershire.
As a ChipsAway Franchise Owner you will visit customers locally in your mobile workshop, offering high quality, value-for-money, everyday car damage repairs, including paintwork scratches, bumper scuffs and minor dents – known in the industry as SMART repairs.
With ChipsAway’s flexible business plan, some franchisees develop their business further and operate from a Car Care Centre, with or without a mobile workshop, which can increase both the potential number of repairs that can be carried out, and the average repair value.
SMART repairs are quicker, more convenient and better value than traditional body shop methods, and ChipsAway pride themselves on their five-star TrustPilot rating awarded to them by their customers for the excellent, high quality service they provide.
With around 250,000 customer enquiries coming in each year – that’s £40million of enquiries – from day one ChipsAway will ensure you have enough jobs available to keep you busy. It’s up to you, and your ambition, how much work you want to undertake.
Be your own boss with a turn-key ChipsAway franchise. ChipsAway guarantee that all new franchisees will receive a minimum of £80,000 worth of customer enquiries* in their first year and are given all the support and training needed to start a successful paint and bodywork repair business.
With ChipsAway, you will receive four weeks of expert, hands-on practical training at their bespoke facility – accredited with the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) – before starting work.
But it’s not just the practical skills you need. ChipsAway know that not all of you have previous experience running a business, so they also provide Business Mentoring from an experienced Franchisee, and dedicated Franchisee support team member to help you and a business plan template, which you can personalise to match your ambition. In 2017 the average ChipsAway franchisee received over £140,000 worth of customer enquiries via the ChipsAway Head Office.
Furthermore, to ensure you are generating interest in your territory, ChipsAway will help you put together a bespoke launch and marketing plan for your business and provide all the materials you’ll need. This includes leaflets, local advertising, stationery, a personal webpage and an email address, as well as all other essentials, like your ChipsAway uniform.
Beyond your initial training, ChipsAway will make sure you have the network of support you need to run your Paintwork Repair Business smoothly.
With their ongoing technical advice, unlimited help and advice from your fellow franchisees and invitations to attend their annual Conference or Regional Meetings, their support is unrivalled.
The ChipsAway Marketing Support team provides franchisees with extensive national advertising, including nationwide coverage on TV, and online and offline campaigns throughout the year to raise brand awareness.
A ChipsAway business package includes technical training, marketing and sales courses, ongoing business and technical support and advice, a host of marketing materials and a 24/7 Call Centre, based in the UK, ready to answer customer enquiries. This market-leading franchise will cost £29,995+VAT, but with their various pricing options you will only need £15,000+VAT to get started.
ChipsAway's flexible business model can be tailored to suit your ambitions. Running a ChipsAway business means you decide how long you work, and how much work you undertake. As a ‘man in a van’ operation, some of their franchisees turnover in excess of £75,000 a year. If you’re interested in growing your business by taking on more staff or even expanding into multiple territories, they will be with you every step of the way.
As busy as you might be, with the steering wheel in your hands, you can make sure that your free time is your time – whether it’s family time, gym-time or kick-your-feet-up-and-read-the-paper time.
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
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