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ChipsAway Launches New Website

25th May 2017

After lots of hard work and anticipation, ChipsAway, the UK’s leading minor car body repair specialists, are thrilled to announce the launch of their brand-new responsive and fully optimised website ( The new website features a slick new bespoke design to bring the brand into 2017 with a fresh, modern a...
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Franchise Brands Announces Aquisition of Metro Rod Limited for £28 million

23rd March 2017

£28 million acquisition of Metro Rod Limited (“Acquisition”) A transformational step in Franchise Brands’ buy and build strategy Franchise Brands plc, a multi-brand international franchisor, today announces its proposed Acquisition of Metro Rod Limited, a leading provider of drain clearance and maintenance services...
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Barking Mad Named National Amazon Growing Business Award Winners!

7th December 2016

It’s been an amazing year for Barking Mad, and we’re delighted to this week claim another national business accolade, at this leading ceremony in central London. The judges appointed by RealBusiness said, “The Barking Mad team have demonstrated stand out passion and enthusiasm for the marketplace they have all but crea...
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ChipsAway celebrate their most successful year yet at annual conference!

10th November 2016

The ChipsAway annual conference took place at Birmingham Resorts World this year, where ChipsAway specialists from all over the UK congregated to celebrate ChipsAway’s most successful year to date! CEO of ChipsAway and ChipsAway’s parent company Franchise Brands, Tim Harris, kicked off the day’s presentations, focusing...
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Franchise Brands plc Acquires Barking Mad Limited

1st November 2016

1 November, 2016 Franchise Brands plc Acquires Barking Mad Limited First acquisition since IPO, in line with strategy to acquire established franchise businesses that will benefit from Franchise Brands’ central services Franchise Brands plc, a multi-brand international franchisor, today announces its acquisition of Ba...
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Stephen Hemsley Comments on the Early Success of Franchise Brands plc’s Flotation

29th September 2016

It’s no wonder Stephen Hemsley, Executive Chairman of Franchise Brands plc, is thrilled with the company’s recent flotation, with the share price rising strongly since the IPO in early August. “It’s exactly what we were hoping for. We priced the issue realistically to hope for a bounce in the after-market. The placing w...
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Record Consumer Leads for ChipsAway as Demand Continues to Grow

27th September 2016

ChipsAway, the UK’s original and market leading automotive franchise, is delighted to announce that demand for our services reached an all-time high in August, with a staggering 25,900 consumer leads being sent from Head Office out to the network! ChipsAway is owned by Franchise Brands plc who were listed on AIM on the...
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Franchise Brands Support Franchisee with Successful Resale

13th July 2016

Despite the endless benefits of a Franchise Model such as the training, support, a proven brand and business model, it can still be daunting for some looking to set up on their own. At Franchise Brands, we have supported individuals from all walks of life to purchase existing, thriving franchises, allowing them to seamlessly...
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Record consumer leads for ChipsAway – May 2016

10th June 2016

ChipsAway, the UK’s leading minor car body repair specialist, saw record levels of demand for their service in May, with circa 25,000 consumer leads going out to the network! That’s a staggering increase of 13% compared to May last year, and a 5.5% increase vs the previous record month - July 2015! Marketing Director a...
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Franchise Brands already breaking records in 2016!

11th February 2016

Just a few weeks into 2016 and following a very strong 2015, Franchise Brands is already setting new record recruitment numbers for both the ChipsAway and Ovenclean brands! CEO, Tim Harris says, “January’s results were incredible and February is shaping up to be the same way. Once again the recruitment marketing campaign...
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