ChipsAway Franchise

Young Graduate Stuart Yorston beats jobs blues with ChipsAway

2nd January 2013

Geography graduate Stuart Yorston little suspected that straight out of university he would be running his own highly successful ChipsAway business.

Geography graduate Stuart Yorston little suspected that straight out of university he would be running his own highly successful business. Like most students, Stuart had assumed that once he completed his degree, he would settle into employment, following a career related to his subject.

Stuart Yorston - ChipsAway FranchiseeHowever, in common with so many other graduates, Stuart found himself in that familiar catch 22 of not being able to secure a job without experience, but couldn’t gain the necessary experience without a job.

Eventually, having got nowhere with job hunting, Stuart decided to look at franchising.

I am a practical, hands-on person and definitely didn’t want an office based nine-to-five sort of a business"  Stuart says, "and job satisfaction was incredibly important."

Stuart began researching the various opportunities available, discarding most as being unsuitable, until he came across ChipsAway, the market leading minor automotive paintwork repair specialists, and decided that this was definitely the way forward for him.

"I am more than happy with my decision, particularly as the jobs market in the recent climate has become tougher than ever" he confirms.

"The recession hasn’t touched my business at all. If anything I’m seeing a positive effect as customers decide to spend money on their existing cars rather than buying a new one" he concludes. "I get great job satisfaction and have plenty of money in my pocket"

"Although franchising is not an option many graduates consider, I would recommend it to anyone looking to take control of their career and build their own successful business. I couldn’t be happier with my decision to become a ChipsAway franchisee - I get great job satisfaction and even earn more than my university mates.

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Franchise Information

BFA Membership Status
UK Years Established
18 years
Current UK Coverage
Franchisee Support Staff
Personal Investment Req.
Total Startup Cost
Home-based business location Home-based business location
Business to consumer services Business to consumer services
Franchisee employs and manages staff Franchisee employs and manages staff

Why Choose Us?

Proven demand - £25m worth of repair leads passed to the network in 2010 through our 24/7 UK based call centre

What Our Franchisees Say

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

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