ChipsAway ‘Roars Ahead’ at Annual Conference and 1920’s Awards Dinner

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ChipsAway ChipsAway are the originators of the SMART (Small to Medium Area Repair Technology) repair process.

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chipsaway-awards-dinnerIt was a successful and exciting weekend for ChipsAway and their team, acknowledging their accomplishments with awards and support.

Over 200 delegates gathered at the 5-star Celtic Manor Resort, over the weekend, for ChipsAway’s Annual Conference: Roaring 20s ‘Gatsby’ themed Awards Dinner. The event celebrated the minor car body repair brand’s "roaring ahead" approach in the car body repair industry.

The conference highlighted the ‘future is here’ spotlighting the importance 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: future-proofing its thriving franchise network.

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 areas of focus going forwards to maintain their position as a brand leader. This includes television advertising, with airtime during popular Championship football matches.

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, and The TIDAL Group, the UK’s independent automotive and industrial refinish distribution group. Even the specialist contract hire and leasing consultants, West Midland Vehicles Ltd (West Mid). ChipsAway partners, demonstrating new innovative products and technology for specialists to see first-hand.

The celebrations continued into the evening with a Great Gatsby "Roaring 20s" themed awards dinner, at which top performers from the ChipsAway network were acknowledged and rewarded for their phenomenal achievements.

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"Mobile Franchisee of the Year" Joe Croxford

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."

Annabel, in fact, shows continual support to current and prospective franchisees, and their success clearly shows. As with an investment of £29,995 excl. VAT franchisees can expect a turnover of £80,000 a year with funding support available.


Many more awards to ChipsAway franchises

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. It was extremely well-deserved given their record-breaking 5-star customer reviews.   

Lastly, 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 network members.  

Completing the evening, a raffle was held, raising £2,100 for the Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal - Disasters Emergency Committee - before guests danced the night away.

For more information about ChipsAway click "REQUEST INFORMATION" at the top of this article, becoming part of our rapidly growing team! A minimum investment of just £15,000 +VAT is all that is required to join, with continual training and support always available.

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