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The Wheel Specialist - Wheel Repair Franchise

Automotive wheel refurbishment franchise, the first in the UK to operate from fixed premises, allowing maximum business growth & profit.

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  • Finance requirements

    Franchise Fee:
    £44,997
    Total Investment:
    £160,000
    Liquid Capital:
    £60,000
    Minimum Investment:
    £60,000
  • Areas Available

    Opportunities are available in select regions throughout the UK.

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Market leader The Wheel Specialist franchises across the UK

The Wheel Specialist franchises for sale in the UK. Find out everything you need to know, including the cost to start this franchise in minutes here!

ABOUT THE COMPANY

The Wheel Specialist (TWS) is the market leader in alloy wheel refurbishment and customisation; we’re the largest and longest-established brand in the industry! TWS franchisees are the best in the business – and with our support, you can be too.

The brand grew out of an auto services business called Lap-Tab, founded in 1955, and was always owned and developed as a family-run business. There’s a strong heritage of succession, and the same is true for many of our franchisees.

WHY CHOOSE TWS?

A business doesn’t become a market leader overnight. With more than 60 years of passion, patience and graft, we have built a brand of which any franchisee can be proud. We feel we have a lot to offer:

  • Record-breaking demand: July 2020 our network turnover was more than 10% up on our previous best month.
  • Outstanding earnings: the proven potential to earn up to £150K per year, per premises.
  • Digital visibility: a fully managed website and Google Ads campaigns alongside your own social media marketing.
  • Exceptional support: our business is to help you with yours. From marketing to contactless systems, enjoy guidance on every aspect of growing your business.
  • Unrivalled reputation: TWS franchisees have a 4.9* rating on Trustpilot from over 5,600 reviews.
  • Bespoke systems: we aim to provide simplified business management and excellent customer experience, including a contactless sales process for current social distancing.

WHAT DOES TWS DO?

Public and trade customers know and love the TWS brand, which will be behind your business.

Operating from a first-class showroom and workshop, you’ll be managing a team of skilled technicians to deliver the best wheel refurbishment and customisation in your local area.

The TWS focuses on outstanding service, top quality, superb value for money and fast turnaround time. Those ingredients have been our brand’s cornerstone for more than 60 years, and they’re the foundations on which all our successful franchisees build.

BENEFITS

  • A proven model that delivers a substantial return on investment and a considerable asset when the time comes to sell or pass on to your family.
  • Family owned and operated: there’s a real family feel between franchisees and head office!
  • Consistent lead-generation from our well-known website, as well as your own local site. The more we all put in, the more we all get out.
  • Flexible business model, with the choice to lead either the workshop team or business development sides of your franchise.
  • Enjoy a proud, market-leading brand – you can be the best in the business!
  • Superb sales and marketing, from 200 initial trade leads to managed PPC campaigns and a high-traffic website for centralised enquiries.

The Wheel Specialist franchises

FRANCHISEE REQUIREMENTS

We’ve got the systems, support and stature; you’ve got the passion, ambition and ability to connect with your local customers, general public and trade dealerships. You’ll need:

  • A strong work ethic and attention to detail.
  • The confidence to manage your team of technicians.
  • A real focus on customer service.
  • The pride and the ambition to be the best in your area.
  • A mindset to grow the business, not merely work in it.
  • £60,000 liquid capital. Funding is available for the rest of the total investment of around £160,000, including typical working capital.

TESTIMONIAL

“I had experience of running teams and building businesses, but I had no experience of marketing, dealing with the public or with wheel refurbishment. My training and the ongoing support from The Wheel Specialist’s head office and its network of other franchisees, who are always ready to share their experience and advice, are invaluable.”

John Tice, St Albans

FINANCIAL INFORMATION

  • Franchise Fee: £44,997
  • Minimum Investment: Approx. £160,000, including working capital.
  • Minimum Liquid Capital: £60,000

 

Testimonials
First Class Operation
First Class Operation
“The owners of the franchise Neill and Ginny along with their franchise team have put into place a first-class operation giving loads of support and encouragement from the moment we joined. Leads continue to flood in, the month before we opened, we quoted over £30k and this increases month on month....
Top Business Model
Top Business Model
“The TWS franchise model appealed as there were instant credit available with suppliers, the best equipment available, access to web generated enquiries and the model and process used was exactly what I was looking for.” Willie Forsyth – The Wheel Specialist Aberdeen  
Impressive Product
Impressive Product
“We were looking for a long time for a franchise business to invest in. After hours, weeks, months and years of scouring the internet it was by chance we came across The Wheel Specialist, after having some work carried out by another franchise. We were so impressed with the finished product we had a...
High Levels of Support
High Levels of Support
“We liked the possibility of starting our own business quickly and with the benefit of high levels of support. We also found that obtaining business funding was easier when lenders could view the performance of other TWS franchises.” Scott Christie – The Wheel Specialist Glasgow (North)
Professional Team
Professional Team
“I was looking at getting into the Motor Trade via the franchise route. The Wheel Specialist prospectus was very professional and went into a lot more depth than many of the others. A couple of phone calls and a visit to meet the people behind it sealed the deal.” Colin Smith – The Wheel Specialis...
Great Support System
Great Support System
"I chose to become part of The Wheel Specialist network after many months of extensive research because they were the only company that convinced me that they were committed to building a long-term relationship for the benefit of both parties.” Brian Scott - The Wheel Specialist Leeds
John Leggat – Bristol Franchisee
John Leggat – Bristol Franchisee
05 January 2016
Good Morning, Just a quick note to say thank you to yourself and your AMAZING team for all the help and support over the last few months! Finally made it through opening day and we at TWS Bristol are now looking forward to continuing the hard work and reaping the rewards. Finally, thank you all f...
Andy Thompson – Manchester Franchisee
Andy Thompson – Manchester Franchisee
05 January 2016
As with any new venture you are always nervous about how you will generate your business but I’ve been overwhelmed with the response we’ve had so farin Manchester. We are in the process of setting up the unit but are already receiving loads of requests every day from people wanting their wheels refu...
News
The Wheel Specialist: the automotive franchise chosen by those already in the trade
The Wheel Specialist: the automotive franchise chosen by those already in the trade
28 September 2020
Sales leads are the lifeblood of a successful business – which is why a family with years of experience in the automotive sector chose to expand their business by joining The Wheel Specialist franchise. Christopher Chubb, his dad and his brother, have run a family-owned body shop close to Spagh...
The Wheel Specialist bounces back with new technology and record results
The Wheel Specialist bounces back with new technology and record results
17 September 2020
The Wheel Specialist is looking for new franchisees to benefit from a surge in business and the introduction of new technology that delivers a safer, faster and greener service.  “July saw a huge post-lockdown bounceback with our customer numbers up 13% over July 2019. It was our best month ever w...
The Wheel Specialist brings business to Burnley
The Wheel Specialist brings business to Burnley
26 September 2019
The Wheel Specialist have taken on their very latest franchisees, Eddie & Caroline McVey, who will be opening the doors to their business in the next few months. Following 8 years in the Royal Marine, Eddie moved into private security for 3 years before deciding to leave the water behind and locat...
Putting Sheffield on the Map
Putting Sheffield on the Map
28 August 2019
The Wheel Specialist will be expanding into Sheffield by the end of 2019 and their latest franchisee, Stefan Thomas, will be at the helm. Stefan joined the network recently after moving over from a successful 7 years with Snap-On tools. After experiencing first hand the services offered by The W...
Automotive Business Hits Record Sales Despite Market Challenges
Automotive Business Hits Record Sales Despite Market Challenges
06 August 2019
You would be hard pushed to have not seen some of the “doom and gloom” across the media in recent months. Continued fears over Brexit, Car Manufacturers Losses, Price Depreciation on Used Vehicles, Weakening Pound, to name but a few of the stories that have been filling our timelines this year. Bu...
The Wheel Specialist Open A New Branch In Birmingham
The Wheel Specialist Open A New Branch In Birmingham
23 July 2019
The Wheel Specialist have announced that their latest, brand new branch of its alloy wheel refurbishment franchise network has opened their doors in Birmingham today, Tuesday 23rd July 2019. The Wheel Specialist is the UK’s only national alloy wheel refurbishment franchise to operate from fixed pr...
Continuing Growth for The Wheel Specialist
Continuing Growth for The Wheel Specialist
05 January 2016
We are very happy to announce that we will shortly be opening our 22nd branch. The Wheel Specialist is coming to Teesside! Franchisees Mike Sanderson and Caroline Rowland are now busy adding the final touches and will be opening their doors in Q1 2016 to repair and refurbish the wheels of Teesside.
TWS Farnborough opens in style!
TWS Farnborough opens in style!
13 June 2015
The Wheel Specialist in Farnborough was officially opened today by the Mayor of Rushmoor. Kate and Alex Rose (Franchisees), with their team, explained the various processes used by The Wheel Specialist to get the nations wheels back to “that just left the showroom look.” Local couple Alex & Kate Ros...
St.Albans business duo buys into nationwide franchise bringing a business like no other to the area
St.Albans business duo buys into nationwide franchise bringing a business like no other to the area
17 July 2014
Highly successful husband and wife team John and Amanda Tice have recently brought a completely unique franchise in St.Albans; The Wheel Specialist. The business provides a top quality alloy wheel refurbishment and customisation service, unique to any other in the area. Transforming worn, corrode...
Another Phenomenal Year for Top Franchise & Business Opportunity – The Wheel Specialist
Another Phenomenal Year for Top Franchise & Business Opportunity – The Wheel Specialist
13 January 2014
Looking back on 2013 and what a year The Wheel Specialist Franchise has had; it’s busy work being the UK’s top alloy wheel repairer. Building upon our strong nationwide coverage a further 4 branches have joined the expert alloy wheel customisation team, now the local residents of Durham, Chester,...
Director of The Wheel Specialist Ginny Murphy Wins Woman Franchisor of the Year.
Director of The Wheel Specialist Ginny Murphy Wins Woman Franchisor of the Year.
21 May 2013
 Leading alloy wheel refurbishment franchise, The Wheel Specialist, are extremely pleased to announce that director Ginny Murphy won the Woman Franchisor of the Year award at the fourth annual EWIF (Encouraging Women into Franchising) Awards. The EWIF Awards honour and encourage the determinati...
The Wheel Specialist Strengthens UK Network
The Wheel Specialist Strengthens UK Network
02 May 2013
 Leading alloy wheel refurbishment and customisation franchise, The Wheel Specialist, has announced the opening of its latest Wolverhampton unit. New franchisee, Thailand based businessman Michael Ayling, has invested almost £1m in 5 operations across the midlands and is looking forward to watchi...
Case Studies
Starting my life with The Wheel Specialist
Starting my life with The Wheel Specialist
13 January 2014
Colin Smith director of The Wheel Specialist Edinburgh explains why joining The Wheel Specialist has been the most rewarding experience of his life. You couldn’t believe that 16 weeks would pass in an instant, but from signing my contract that’s exactly how it felt. Both the Franchise Support t...
Videos
An Interview with Scott Christie - The Wheel Specialist Glasgow North
An Interview with Scott Christie - The Wheel Specialist Glasgow North
21 September 2020
The Wheel Specialist is the market-leading alloy wheel repair, refurbishment & customisation franchise.
An Interview with Eddie & Caroline McVey - The Wheel Specialist Ribble Valley
An Interview with Eddie & Caroline McVey - The Wheel Specialist Ribble Valley
21 September 2020
The Wheel Specialist is the market-leading alloy wheel repair, refurbishment & customisation franchise.
An Interview with David Stanley - The Wheel Specialist Leicester
An Interview with David Stanley - The Wheel Specialist Leicester
21 September 2020
The Wheel Specialist is the market-leading alloy wheel repair, refurbishment & customisation franchise.
An Interview with Sarah Kerr – The Wheel Specialist Bournemouth & The Wheel Specialist Fareham
An Interview with Sarah Kerr – The Wheel Specialist Bournemouth & The Wheel Specialist Fareham
21 September 2020
Sarah talks about what it's like to start your own The Wheel Specialist franchise and some of the changes implemented in the last few months.
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