The Autosmart Franchise becomes a final career move for Project Director, Mike Parker and Sales Director, Matt Stokes.

7 February, 2019

Matt Stokes, new Autosmart franchisee in Ashford & Tonbridge

Matt Stokes takes on the established Autosmart franchise close to where he grew up in Ashford.  Working in Telecom Sales for 30 years, Matt wanted to leave the office behind and become his own boss.  After carrying out research on van-based franchises, he quickly realised that his stars were aligned with Autosmart’s.

Matt comments, “It became apparent that Autosmart were head and shoulders above the rest.  They’re an established brand whose franchise offers monthly repeat sales and more importantly there is a significant resale value to the business, which will certainly help me with my pension pot!


“I’ve just finished the training course, where I’ve learnt all about the range of vehicle cleaning products and demonstration methods.  I love the fact that I can save my customers money by introducing the cost control system and “Barrel for Life”, which will also dramatically reduce my customers plastic container waste”.

Matt’s Favourite products

“G101 stands out from all the other products as it literally cleans everything!

“Autosmart’s EVO range of cutting compounds is great. It’s so easy to use, with minimal application and no water is needed in the process!”  You can contact Matt on 07796 543 523

Mike Parker, new Autosmart franchisee in Cwmbran

Mike Parker takes the reins on the Cwmbran franchise in South Wales.  Mike spent his whole career in engineering, most recently in the position of Projects Director for a lifting and tipping company.

Mike tells us, “Becoming a Projects Director gave me just the confidence I needed to believe that I could become my own boss.  I wanted to secure my future and be in control of my own destiny and I knew that I was capable of going it alone.

“I looked around at electrical wholesaling businesses and at other franchises.  The package with Autosmart stood out for me.  There seems to be a genuine partnership with Autosmart, with support, care and interest from head office.

“I learnt a lot on the induction course and can see that there is loads of potential to develop this business even further, it’s a challenge, but also a great opportunity.  I’ll be meeting all the customers over the next few weeks and just want them to know that my door is always open”.

Mike’s favourite products

“The foaming range – they are great to demo!”  You can contact Mike on 07944 123 615

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