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AWC CAR DETAILING.
AWC CAR DETAILING.
By way of introduction, my name is Alex Chapman and I started a company called Chappo’s Valeting in Southend-On-Sea at age 13. I offered a bucket and sponge washes to friends and neighbours for £6.
The idea was simple, I liked cleaning cars and I had plenty of time on my hands, pairing that with earning £500 a year at the age of 13 made it a great hobby and part-time job.
Progressing into T Cut specials with an interior valet included for £20 which soon became popular. As time progressed, I began to offer a variety of valeting services from my parent’s driveway in Essex.
I built a website for £10 a month, created 250 business cards and started to produce very basic videos which at the time I thought were cinema quality!
At the time the videos were popular at school – each new video was shared in Geography which wasn’t taken very seriously by pupils and teacher alike.
In November 2015 I experimented with valeting cars and selling them online. At the time it was a very small niche which would later become ‘sale or return’. After trying that for a bit, I returned my attention to Chappo’s Valeting, I decided to invest a few hundred pounds into converting Chappo’s Valeting into a more professional detailing service.
This is when I created AWC Car Detailing. I kick started with a new logo, new website, new services, new business materials and of course, the ever-popular video! This is what lead me forward on my journey to become a top car detailing and PPF service in the South-East.
Business started booming. I hired AWC’s first unit which is where I spent evenings after school and weekend. One moment that stands out to me is a job for Ferrari LaFerrari came through, an amazing opportunity to detail. I arrived at the unit at 5 pm and worked on the car until 4 am before setting off for school at 8 am the same day.
The battle between business and education continued which eventually led me to drop one of three A-Levels and never looked back.
As things became busier it would time to move location. So, in February 2018 the time came to hire relocate to a state-of-the-art showroom and detailing facility. Which is now a proud home of AWC Car Detailing.
We would like to thank all clients, small and large for all their business over the last 7 years of business.
Owner – AWC Car Detailing