Revive!, the UK’s leading SMART vehicle paint repairer management franchise has added the North Wales territory to its network.
Former head teacher and schools inspector Eifion Watkins has opened in North Wales bringing a top-quality Welsh speaking mobile service to car dealerships and private motorists in the region.
Eifion had always planned to retire from teaching at the age of 55, so with retirement from Ysgol Gynradd Bodern looming, two years ago he set about planning the next phase of his life.
Retiring completely wasn’t an option. He wanted something completely different that would keep his brain active, restore his work-life balance and provide the opportunity to build a family business. The more he looked into franchising the more appealing the business model became.
“I’ve always had an interest in cars and was looking for opportunities in the automotive industry. As I looked into possible management franchises, Revive! ‘s name kept popping up. I was attracted to their professionalism and longevity of the brand which is endorsed by the numerous awards they’ve won over the years. For me it was the perfect match. Revive! is in the right industry and I have the transferrable management skills they were looking for.”
“We have been looking to expand into North Wales for several years now and are delighted to welcome Eifion into the Revive! family. His management background in education and determination to build a business for his family’s future are exactly the qualities we look for in a new franchisee and as a local Welsh speaker he will be fully equipped to engage with the unique demographics of his territory."
Franchisee Ian Scott spent ten years as business development manager for a training company beforedeciding Revive! was the business for him.
Russell Hudson joined Revive! in 2006 after previously working for a software company as an Account Manager.
After 23 years as chef in the Royal Logistics Corps, Stuart was ready for a change and a new challenge.
Anthony Wilcock gave up a career in the city in 2012 to become his own boss.
Steve Thatcher set up Revive! Portsmouth in 2004.
Fatherhood and fate led Jonny Pearson to Revive!
Mike Haselden bought Revive! Chester in 2005 and now employs six technicians and runs a fleet of six vans.
Michal Lepiarz and his partner Irmina Kowalska opened Revive! Basingstoke in 2013.
Mike Gowland is the latest to sign up to a Revive! management franchise.
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!
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
Revive are the first full member of the British Franchise Association in their industry sector.
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.