It was great to catch up with Byron and it was very interesting to find out exactly why he took the plunge into becoming a Revive! franchisee and what sparked his desire for a work and lifestyle change.
As a monorail engineer 7 years ago, Byron decided that it was time for a lifestyle change.
I came from an engineering background installing monorails. I was working abroad a lot and my long term girlfriend started talking about our future and having children. So I decided to have a look at my options.
I was away in Paris when a colleague brought over an English paper with information about Franchising and the NEC Franchise show. I went along to the show and collected lots of information. I also spoke to lots of franchisors. There were a few different franchises that stood out to me, Revive! was one of them.
Revive! jumped out at me. The business model was strong, it offered support, training and good returns. I am also into cars. Revive! stood out above the rest of the franchises I looked at as they were more honest. There was no hard sell and they offered the best training.
In his first year as a Revive! rookie and from one van, Byron achieved over £50,000 and has never looked back, growing his business significantly each year.
Now with 4 employees, 4 paint vans and an alloy wheel van on its way, Byron’s fleet provide fast, reliable and expert vehicle repairs, something which Revive! are widely recognised for in the trade and retail markets. Byron and his team have become very reputable in their local territory and once Byron feels the time is right, he will consider territory expansion.
Revive! like to ask what the three best things about Revive! are. Byron answered:
Ken Allison is an established franchisee who has been running his own Revive! business in Waltham Abbey for over five years.
Adam Smith and his girlfriend, Kim Richardson, set up Revive! Luton in 2008 and have developed the business with 5 vans, employing a team of four repair technicians.
Ashley Kelly, who lives in Yate, is launching his new business this month, Revive! Bristol
Huw James, owner of Revive! Reading didnâ€™t let the rain stop him from achieving his best trading performance to date
Revive! franchisee Adam Smith talks about how after he opened his business in September 2009 he now runs a four van fleet and has recently gained his Cosmetic Repair ATA.
Nathan Holmes, Revive! Cambridge, marked his own personal achievement by smashing the companyâ€™s national record for monthly sales!
AN officer who faces redundancy from the RAF after seven years service has decided to set up a brand new business serving the West Norfolk area repairing minor damage and scuffs on vehicles and alloy wheels.
In a complete change of career direction computer expert Adam McCaig has decided to set up his Revive! business in Slough.
Huw James decided to take a leap of faith and set up his own franchise, after working in procurement and logistics for over 15 years.
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Russell Hudson, 38, became owner of Revive! West Lincs in 2006. Heâ€™d just spent ten years in the hospitality business, and fancied getting his hands dirty . . . .
Paul Brimelow, 29, became owner of Revive! Crawley in 2008 at the beginning of the credit crunch. Heâ€™d just spent five years as an estate agent.
Byron Lindsay, 34, became owner of Revive! High Wycombe in 2008. Heâ€™d just spent ten years travelling the world in the commercial laundry business and decided it was time to put down some business roots closer to home.
Richard Williamson, the latest franchisee to join the Revive! Smart Repair Franchise provides a diary of what his first week was like as him as the boss of his very own automotive franchise.
Dan Normanton's journey from Revive! employee to Owner of the Year has seen him build a substantial business despite having no previous experience
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
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.
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.