Ian Moyle joined the ChipsAway network five years ago and he couldn't be happier with how things are going:
"I previously worked as an AA patrol man and although I really loved being out and about, getting people back on their journeys, the hours were always very unsociable and I felt I was missing out on family time, which I didn't like!
A few years into running my franchise, my son Josh unfortunately lost his job, and so purely by accident really, he ended up coming out with me, which is when we discovered he was pretty handy with a spray gun. We worked out of the same van for a while, but, whilst I love the fact that we're working together, this was perhaps a bit too close a working arrangement, and he now has the responsibility and autonomy of working from his own van.
Just recently we've taken on a third van and actually employed one of Josh's friends from college, Liam, who is just getting up to speed and doing really well.
I decided to go down the multi-van route instead of opting for a CarCare Centre straight away essentially to keep overheads to a minimum, and it's working nicely! Ultimately I do foresee us moving into a fixed base workshop but I also still want to maintain a mobile presence as so many of my customers value the convenience we can offer through this."
ChipsAway is the UK’s leading automotive paintwork repair specialist, with a nationwide network of around 300 technicians providing high quality on-the-spot repairs to minor damage such as paintwork scratches, bumper scuffs and kerbed alloy wheels. Repairs are completed within a matter of hours and at a fraction of the cost of traditional body shop repair methods. With 34 million vehicles on the road and over 23 million repair opportunities each year, demand for ChipsAway repairs is higher than ever before.
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Chris Spencer began his journey with ChipsAway in the summer of 2015 and just six months into his business he is hitting quarterly targets more in line with a second year of trading.
High flying ChipsAway franchisee Paul Fabian has built an impressive management franchise business.
Michelle Clark was looking for a practical, hands-on business backed by expertise and support and started with ChipsAway in 2004.
Geography graduate Stuart Yorston little suspected that straight out of university he would be running his own highly successful ChipsAway business.
Steve and Anne Martin decided to change direction completely in 2009 and invested in a ChipsAway franchise.
Paul Clift joined ChipsAway three years ago and within twelve months his son Robert joined him.
Ryan Lythe is still amazed by the runaway success of his ChipsAway business.
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
Brand Leader - ChipsAway is the UK's leading minor automotive paintwork repair brand
Fantastic earnings potential - Many franchisees achieving in excess of £80,000 pa, some turning over £300,000 pa