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Driver Hire franchisee a regional finalist in the bfa awards

Driver Hire has announced that Gee Bains, the owner of Driver Hire’s London South East office, is one of the London/South East regional finalists in this year’s bfa ‘Franchisee of the Year’ awards. According to the information provided, Gee purchased his Driver Hire franchise two years ago and has already achieved strong growth regularly coverin... » Read more


ChipsAway franchise enjoys a record month

ChipsAway has announced that it has enjoyed a record month with enquiries to repair scratches and scuffs hitting almost 21,000, the highest levels in the company’s eighteen year history. Appealing to the ‘make do and mend’ mentality of today’s car owner, ChipsAway has upped its marketing exposure with a refreshed TV advert and extended summer ca... » Read more


Autosmart franchise wins Gold

Autosmart has announced that it was recently presented with the Gold 'Franchisor of the Year Award' at this year's British Franchise Association (bfa) HSBC Awards. According to the information provided by the company, this is its 5th top award from the bfa in the last 7 years. Commenting on the award, managing director, Sophie Atkinson said, “... » Read more


Autorama Group to establish a franchise network

According to a report published recently on the website,, commercial vehicle leasing company Autorama Group is looking to establish its own franchised network of LCV centres. The article reveals that the company will now have eight franchises across the UK which it is hoping to expand to 25 before the end of the year. The eight f... » Read more


Dent Wizard franchise launches its drive-in workshop

Dent Wizard has announced the launch of “Dent Wizard Drive In”. According to the information provided by the company, this new concept follows an extensive strategic review of its business during which it identified the need of some customers to take their cars to a fixed site for the repair to be completed. The company's first “Dent Wizard Dr... » Read more


Mac Tools franchise continues to expand

Mac Tools announced recently that it has welcomed a further 2 franchisees to its UK network and this momentum continues with another 5 franchisees currently carrying out their pre-launch training. According to the information provided, John Bleakley, the franchisee for North Belfast, and Graham Bateup in Royal Tunbridge have completed their trai... » Read more


Driver Hire is a bfa franchise finalist

Driver Hire has announced that it is one of five finalists in the 2012 HSBC ‘Franchisor of the Year’ awards. A winner in 2006, this is, the company says, the seventh year in succession that Driver Hire has made it through to the finals. Chris Chidley, Driver Hire’s Chief Executive, commented: “Our business model, franchise support and customer... » Read more


Autosmart franchise shortlisted for top bfa award

Autosmart has announced that it has made it through to the final five in the bfa HSBC Franchisor of the Year Awards 2012. According to the information provided, Autosmart is already the current holder of the bfa HSBC Franchisee Support Award, for outstanding franchisee support - its 4th award from the British Franchise Association in 6 years. Th... » Read more


Thrifty Car and Van rental franchise adds more than 6,000 new vehicles to its fleet

Thrifty Car and Van rental has announced that it is introducing 1000s of brand new ‘12’ plate vehicles. According to the information provided, the company will have added 6,708 new vehicles to its existing fleet by the end of this month (87% cars, 10% vans, 3% mini busses) ensuring customers have more choice than ever before. Grant Capel, Flee... » Read more


Revive! franchise champions Automotive Technician Accreditation

For two years, the Revive! franchise had pushed for the creation of a professional standard for mobile repairers and their hard work was rewarded with the IMI launch of the cosmetic repair ATA at the end of last year. According to the information provided, Revive! had been at the forefront of the development with Managing Director Mark Llewell... » Read more


Autosmart wins franchising award

Autosmart has announced that it recently won the Franchise Business Award 2012 in France. According to the information provided, the award is a joint initiative between la Fédération française de la franchise (French Franchise Association) and Franchise Expo Paris. The judging panel selected Autosmart based on the originality of its concept, its... » Read more


ChipsAway franchise unveils new livery

ChipsAway, one of the UK's leading automotive paintwork repair brands, unveiled a striking new livery for its 300-strong fleet of specially customised vehicles last month, featuring silver paintwork and strong eye-catching brand messages. According to the company, the contemporary new look mobile workshops, with their distinctive ChipsAway log... » Read more


Autosheen franchise extends its range of services

The Autosheen franchise announced recently that its franchisees are benefiting from a new service particularly aimed at affluent owners of prestige cars who are used to paying premium prices to protect and maintain their vehicles. According to the information provided, the new 'Detailing' service, originally an American concept, provides the u... » Read more


HiQ franchise makes a charitable New Year resolution

The HiQ fast fit network has announced that it has already made a New Year's Resolution. According to the information provided, the company is intending to continue with its fundraising for Breast Cancer Care in 2012 and is promising to do all it can to raise the final £15,000 needed to hit the £100,000 target for the cause. HiQ partnered with... » Read more


Autosmart franchise continues to expand

Autosmart has announced that it recently welcomed two new franchisees to its network. According to the information provided, Colin Smith has opened up his franchise business in the Redditch area and Earl Lappin in the Shrewsbury area. Autosmart International was established in the UK in 1979 and today is one of the leading suppliers of vehicl... » Read more

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