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Revive! Case Study
Mike Gowland has opened Revive! Stafford hitting the ground running with a fleet of two SMART mobile repair vans and a team of trained technicians.
Franchise Information
  • BFA Membership StatusFull
  • UK Years Established15 years
  • Current UK Coverage55%
  • Franchisee Support Staff38
  • Personal Investment Req.£20,000 approx
  • Total Startup Cost£32,500
  • Territory-based business locationYes
  • Business to consumer servicesYes
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Estate Agency Boss Sold on Revive!

Former managing director of Bridgefords, Countrywide’s North of England chain of estate agencies, Mike Gowland, is the latest to sign up to a Revive! management franchise.

Revive! | Mike GowlandHe’s opened Revive! Stafford hitting the ground running with a fleet of two SMART mobile repair vans and a team of trained technicians.

A passion for good old-fashioned customer service and the desire use his management skills to build a business in a completely new field, led Mike to explore available management franchise opportunities.

Mike Gowland explained:

“I was ready for a new challenge. As I’ve always been a bit of a petrol head a franchise in the automotive sector appealed to me. 

I don’t have time to spend another thirty years building up knowledge of an entirely different industry, so it made complete sense to go down the franchise route. The franchise model is one I am extremely familiar with, as many estate agencies are run along these lines. By taking on a franchise you benefit from the franchisor’s expertise – I don’t have to make my own mistakes and can leverage the power of a well-known, established brand.  I met up with the Revive! team and liked what I saw.

What most impressed me was that the people who started the business are still very much involved in it. The founding directors may have built Revive! from a very small business to the size it is today, but the company retains the culture, warmth and personal interaction that is more common in smaller organisations.”

Revive! franchise director Cathryn Hayes is delighted with the calibre of recruits the Revive! management franchise opportunity continues to attract. 

Cathryn Hayes said:

“As the leading network of SMART repairers in the UK demand for our services from both the trade and retail sectors has increased dramatically over the past twelve months.

Experienced managers with proven business skills looking to take control of their own futures and build a solid business are drawn to Revive!’s unique management model, where some territories are turning over in excess of £1m a year. We’re delighted that Mike has decided to join us and wish him and his team every success for the future.”

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Franchisee Ian Scott spent ten years as business development manager for a training company beforedeciding Revive! was the business for him.

Russell Hudson Revive! West LincsRussell Hudson Revive! West Lincs

Russell Hudson joined Revive! in 2006 after previously working for a software company as an Account Manager.

Stuart Brierley Revive! SwindonStuart Brierley Revive! Swindon

After 23 years as chef in the Royal Logistics Corps, Stuart was ready for a change and a new challenge.

Anthony Wilcock Revive! Sussex CoastAnthony Wilcock Revive! Sussex Coast

Anthony Wilcock gave up a career in the city in 2012 to become his own boss.

Steve Thatcher Revive! PortsmouthSteve Thatcher Revive! Portsmouth

Steve Thatcher set up Revive! Portsmouth in 2004.

Jonny Pearson Revive! EdinburghJonny Pearson Revive! Edinburgh

Fatherhood and fate led Jonny Pearson to Revive!

Mike and Liz Haselden Revive! ChesterMike and Liz Haselden Revive! Chester

Mike Haselden bought Revive! Chester in 2005 and now employs six technicians and runs a fleet of six vans.

Michal Lepiarz & Irmina Kowalska Revive! BasingstokeMichal Lepiarz & Irmina Kowalska Revive! Basingstoke

Michal Lepiarz and his partner Irmina Kowalska opened Revive! Basingstoke in 2013.

Revive! Gogledd Cymru Launches in North WalesRevive! Gogledd Cymru Launches in North Wales

Eifion Watkins has opened in North Wales bringing a top-quality Welsh speaking mobile service to car dealerships and private motorists in the region.

Securing a Future Beyond RetirementSecuring a Future Beyond Retirement

Revive!’s newest franchisee, Graham Cunningham, is embarking on his fourth major career change at an age when many people are looking forward to retirement!

What Our Franchisees Say

Having worked with the Revive! team for a little time now, it is great to know that there is always someone at the end of the phone to help with technical support or just general advice of how to continue developing my business.

The fact that head office does the accounts and administration for me is really helpful. Also Revive! has a national website where I get a lot of my leads from.Dan Normanton

Why Choose Us

The Revive! Directors have many years experience in the Smart Repair sector and two of the Directors run their own highly successful Revive! franchises.

Revive! are the first company in the Smart Repair sector to implement the use of Water Based paints ahead of legislation that will restrict the use of environmentally damaging solvent based paints.

Revive are the first full member of the British Franchise Association in their industry sector.

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