Spencer Grainger joined the network in 2012. Prior to joining the franchise, he set up his own Ski business in Austria which was very successful
When he returned to the UK he began working as a Sales Manager but missed the benefits of running his own business. He didn’t want to work for a company but wanted to be his own boss and reap the rewards of his own hard work – a ChipsAway franchise seemed like the perfect option!
“After I attended the open day, ChipsAway seemed like a great company to invest into and far more professional than other franchises I’d looked at. I wanted to join a franchise rather than starting on my own because of the support. This was the right decision - the technical support and training, general business support and leads from marketing definitely gave me a head start.”
“Since joining, I’ve always had someone to talk to at Head Office that is able to answer any queries. If you put the time and effort into organising your business and organising your diary, and if you absorb all the advice provided in training and from the rest of the team, you will succeed.”
Spencer was initially concerned about earning enough money and knowing whether the franchise would work for him – a common worry of many people who are looking to start their own business. However, a ChipsAway franchise has fantastic return on investment and you start earning money from day one. The average franchisee received over 1,000 enquiries via Head Office in 2017, which at our average repair value equates to over £80,000.
Not only has a ChipsAway been profitable for Spencer but owning his own business has allowed him to fit his work around his lifestyle: “I choose to start early so that I can work on my first job of the day before 9am. I complete around 2/3 jobs a day and then finish off quotations at the end.” ChipsAway franchisees are able to manage their own diary and work as they please.
Finally, we asked Spencer what advice he would give to prospective franchisees: “Have good time management skills and believe in yourself! My aim for the future is to continue being successful - I have no regrets about joining ChipsAway.” At ChipsAway, we are always here to support you.