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As the original and market leading automotive services franchise of its kind, 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.

chipsWhat 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.

chipsWith guaranteed funding available to approved candidates, you could be your own boss with ChipsAway for just £15,000 personal investment.*

  • Fantastic earnings potential - rewards for hardworking franchisees are unlimited, depending on your ambitions, our proven franchise model offers the opportunity to turn over £80,000+pa*.
  • Brand Leader - ChipsAway is the most in-demand service of it’s kind.
  • Unrivalled Training & 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

chipsThe total franchise investment is £29,995 + VAT. But all you need is £15,000 of your own funds to get on the road with ChipsAway, the rest can be borrowed and, with guaranteed funding is available to approved candidates, there’s never been a better time to launch your ChipsAway business.

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 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’, and 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.”


What’s next?

Interested in becoming part of the UK’s leading automotive paintwork repair franchise? Just fill out the short contact form and we will send you more information to help with your research. 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.

* Guaranteed funding is available to candidates approved by ChipsAway International Limited, subject to availability. A minimum personal investment of £15,000 is required, total franchise investment is £29,995+VAT.
**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+).

Read recent testimonials from ChipsAway International Ltd Franchisees

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Disembarking from the employment rollercoaster with ChipsAway
 After a rollercoaster experience in the financial services sector, Ian Whitlock finally struck lucky with ChipsAway. The 55 year old had been made redundant twice when he started looking into franchising.   He explains: "I was fed up with the financial services game and wanted a change.  "I was reasonably open mi...Read more...

Franchise success for soldier Andy
 ChipsAway franchisee Andy Darby is hitting every target as he expands his automotive paintwork repair business. Andy first became a franchisee with ChipsAway 11 years ago, and since then the former soldier has moved from a lone 'man and a van' operation to a multi-vehicle business with a team of employees across three territories.   ...Read more...

A family business with ChipsAway
 Successful ChipsAway franchisee Paul Clift is proud too be expanding his business after just two years to include his son Robert, By taking on an extra territory and vehicle, Paul hopes to work with his son to build a strong family enterprise. Paul believes bringing Robert into the ChipsAway business is a perfect solution at a time when other...Read more...

Terrific support from ChipsAway
 Despite only launching his new business in July of this year, ChipsAway franchisee Andy Cornell is already looking to expand his business in the new year. He declares that he has been busy right from his launch, and is consistently booked up four weeks ahead.  Former sales and marketing director Andy had been made redundant twice in...Read more...

ChipsAway recognise successful franchisee
 Leading automotive paintwork repair franchise ChipsAway have celebrated the achievements of outstanding franchisee Ryan Lythe. Ryan only joined ChipsAway just over twelve months ago and is already experiencing so much demand for his services that he is looking to expand. As such, he was recently awarded the ChipsAway accolade of 'Franchisee o...Read more...

Looking forward to the future with ChipsAway
 When David Greenaway began looking into a ChipsAway franchise, he quickly realised it was the right business for him. He had a very successful launch weekend, gaining £4,000 worth of solid bookings to get off to an excellent start. He now looks forward to the future and the growth of his ChipsAway business.  Although he had a ...Read more...

My quality of life is so much better now
 After working as an HGV driver for 20 years, Bill Paterson decided it was time for a change of direction. With a lot of long hours, early mornings, and heavy lifting having an impact on his health, Bill decided that a new start with leading automotive paintwork repair franchise ChipsAway was just what he needed.  "The business ...Read more...

Making the move from Forces to Franchising
 It may seem daunting, but the transition from military to civilian careers can be made a lot easier with the support, structure, training and business development of a good franchise.  A former Engineering Officer, Flight Lieutenant Paul Fabian had been in the Forces for 13 years when he took voluntary redundancy from the RAF.  ...Read more...

ChipsAway franchisee benefits from strong brand
A strong focus on national advertising and increasing brand awareness is paying off big time for ‘on-the-spot’ automotive paintwork repair specialists ChipsAway. The company has seen new customer leads rocket by 235% since the launch of its TV advertising campaign and franchisees are feeling direct benefit.  Hussein Hussein is...Read more...

ChipsAway franchisee Alistair has sights set on the big time
 A great deal can happen in a year, as ChipsAway franchisee Alistair Hoy can testify. Last year, Ali opened a ChipsAway CarCare Centre (a fixed-base workshop) only six months after his initial business launch as a ‘man and a van’ operation, in line with his original business plan. In January, he took on his first employee to help c...Read more...

Becoming a ChipsAway franchisee has definitely been the right choice
 After a successful career as a talented film and TV animator, last year Richard Dexter made a radical change to his life. As a result of his growing reputation as an animator, Richard often found himself working away from his family, and had begun to see negative eggects to his health.   "I was tired of working on computers and...Read more...

The sky is the limit with ChipsAway
As soon as husband and wife team Steve and Anne Martin scratched the surface of a ChipsAway franchise, they knew it was for them. Within a year they are generating a turnover of £6,000 per week!  Steve and Anne Martin know a thing or two about business. Having been successful property developers for more than 15 years, the couple to...Read more...

Franchises for Couples UK ChipsAway International Ltd
 Dynamic duo Anatol Poyer-Sleeman and his partner Michelle Clark (pictured) have eclipsed all records at ChipsAway International, the world’s leading SMART repair franchise, having dramatically grown their business and added a third mobile workshop to the business in less than three years.    The couple went to one of...Read more...

Recent Franchise News Articles from ChipsAway International Ltd

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Smashing Summer for ChipsAway!
3-Sep-2014 -  What a Summer it’s been for the UK’s leading automotive paintwork repair brand ChipsAway, who have smashed all previous records with the Franchisor generating an unprecedented level of demand in terms of repair leads for their UK wide network of franchise partners as a result of a major investment in ongoing, national marketing ac...Read more...

National push as ChipsAway resumes TV advertising!
17-Apr-2014 -  Leading automotive paintwork repair franchise, ChipsAway, is gearing up for a scorching 2014 with another high-profile TV advertising campaign, this year starting in April and running until September.  2013 was yet another record year for the company, with £30m+  worth of repair opportunities generated last year alone - w...Read more...

ChipsAway chalks up twenty year milestone!
4-Apr-2014 -  This year the best known and most successful brand in automotive paintwork repairs chalks up twenty years as a market leading franchise. The original ‘SMART’ technology, first developed by ChipsAway in the USA, was launched into the UK in the early 1990s; after the first ChipsAway franchise was established in 1994, the brand creat...Read more...

ChipsAway longest running TV campaign drives record demand
25-Jun-2013 - ChipsAway’s longest ever running TV campaign already drives record demand! Leading automotive paintwork repair franchise ChipsAway has already reported record YTD figures for 2013, with its longest ever running high-profile TV advertising campaign in full swing.   Last month alone, overall demand for the ChipsAway service surpa...Read more...

ChipsAway are back on TV for their longest run ever
12-Mar-2013 -  Leading automotive paintwork repair franchise, ChipsAway, is gearing up for what is going to be a scorching 2013, with its longest ever high-profile TV advertising campaign, starting in March and running until September.   2012 was yet another record year for the company, with £85,000+  worth of repair opportunities ...Read more...

Good news for ChipsAway as YouGov research reveals market potential
8-Oct-2012 -  Once again a YouGov poll has confirmed that the brand best known to the British motorist for automotive paintwork repairs is ChipsAway, with almost half of those surveyed citing the company’s name.  In further good news for ChipsAway’s nationwide network of franchisees, the research confirmed that the potential marketpla...Read more...

Demand smashes all records in ChipsAways 18 year history
27-Sep-2012 -  August was another record month for leading automotive paintwork repair franchise ChipsAway, with the number of repair enquiries smashing all previous levels in its 18 year history. Despite the gloomy economic outlook, almost 22,000 leads were sent out to its nationwide network of repair specialists last month alone, equating to around £...Read more...

Motorists protect their investment with ChipsAway
17-Aug-2012 -  ChipsAway, the minor car body repair specialist, celebrates a record month with enquiries to repair scratches and scuffs hitting almost 21,000, the highest levels in the company’s eighteen year history.  Appealing to the ‘make do and mend’ mentality of today’s car owner, ChipsAway has upped its marketing expo...Read more...

ChipsAway Franchise awarded IMI accreditation
9-Jul-2012 -

ChipsAway Franchise awarded IMI accreditation     ChipsAway, the most successful automotive franchise in the UK, has become the latest minor automotive repair specialist to gain IMI (Institute of the Motor Industry) accreditation for its initial courses.  The accreditation means that ChipsAway’s comprehe...Read more...

April Fools Stunt drives records lead figures for ChipsAway
23-Apr-2012 -  When Franchisor ChipsAway decided to release a spoof film about their new line in permanent spray tans, little did they know just how successful it would be!  Taking the form of a leaked company briefing, a video was posted on YouTube and linked to from various social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter, as well as beauty and a...Read more...

Strong growth drives management restructure at ChipsAway
28-Feb-2012 -  Continued growth and ambitious expansion plans have driven a series of management changes at Franchise Brands Group, whose flagship companies are ChipsAway, market leading automotive paintwork repair specialists, and Ovenclean, the longest established and best known domestic oven cleaning company in the UK.  Tim Harris has been appo...Read more...

ChipsAway unveils striking new livery
5-Dec-2011 -  The UK’s leading automotive paintwork repair franchise ChipsAway has unveiled a striking new livery for its 300-strong fleet of specially customised vehicles, featuring sleek silver paintwork and strong eye-catching brand messages.  The contemporary new look mobile workshops, with their distinctive ChipsAway logo and corporate...Read more...

YouGov research confirms ChipsAway brand leaders
18-Oct-2011 -  Results of a recent YouGov survey showed that ChipsAway has strengthened its position as brand leader of the ‘on-the-spot’ automotive repairs sector with 30% recognition compared to the next most cited which was high street brand Halfords at 8%. The survey was carried out by professional research and consulting organisation Y...Read more...

Franchise Brands Worldwide strengthens franchise management team
12-Oct-2011 -  ChipsAway and Ovenclean, both part of Franchise Brands Worldwide, have invested in further support for franchisees with the appointment of Mark Holland (pictured top right) as the new franchise operations director and Steve Tarbard (pictured bottom right) as franchise support manager.  Starting a new business can be a daunting prosp...Read more...

Rising demand drives ChipsAway recruitment campaign
27-Sep-2011 -  The UK’s leading automotive paintwork repair specialist ChipsAway is a victim of its own success, says Chief Executive Lloyd Evans. Following an extensive national marketing campaign, including high profile TV advertising, ChipsAway has seen demand for its repairs rocket up by 30% again this year, despite the prevailing economic climate...Read more...

Videos about ChipsAway International Ltd

ChipsAway International Ltd Video

 As brand leader of the minor automotive repair market worth £2bn, ChipsAway is one of the most successful automotive franchises in the UK. Due to unprecedented demand, ChipsAway is actively recruiting hard-working, enthusiastic and motivated franchise partners to help grow the brand even further. Unlimited support and unrivalled tra

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ChipsAway Franchisee Testimonial

 Steve Ide, a ChipsAway franchisee, talks about his experience in running his ChipsAway business.   Established 18 years ChipsAway are the original, market leading automotive paintwork repair brand in the UK. The ChipsAway franchise opportunity offers you the opportunity to develop your own rewarding business within a virtually untap

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Franchise Events and Discovery Days information on ChipsAway International Ltd

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Franchise Discovery Days UK ChipsAway International Ltd
Get into Gear with ChipsAway – potential to earn over £80,000 pa!    Vicki Butler-Henderson is ‘the face of ChipsAway’!   Established over 15 years, ChipsAway is the original and best performing automotive services franchise of its kind in the UK. ChipsAway specialists provide top...Read more...

Open Day ChipsAway International Ltd
 ChipsAway Open Day       Book now for our next Open Day – your chance to find out more about joining the world’s leading automotive paint repair franchise and even try your hand at a repair! Our Open Days are held at our Head Office in the Midlands and will be taking place on ...Read more...

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