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Revive! Case Study
Find out why Byron Lindsey took the plunge to join Revive! and what sparked his desire for a work and lifestyle change.
Franchise Information
  • BFA Membership StatusFull
  • UK Years Established14 years
  • Current UK Coverage55%
  • Franchisee Support Staff34
  • Personal Investment Req.£13,750 approx
  • Total Startup Cost£27,500
  • Territory-based business locationYes
  • Business to consumer servicesYes
  • Franchisee operates individuallyYes
Next Steps

Byron Lindsey runs his Revive! business in High Wycombe

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.

Revive! - Byron LindseyAs a monorail engineer 7 years ago, Byron decided that it was time for a lifestyle change.

Why Franchising

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.

Why Revive!

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.

Byron’s Business

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.

The three best things about Revive!

Revive! like to ask what the three best things about Revive! are. Byron answered:

  1. The support from Revive!
  2. The growing National Account programme
  3. The camaraderie between franchisees

If you would like to find out more about Revive! franchise opportunities just click below

Matt Wodall Joined Revive! in 2009Matt Wodall Joined Revive! in 2009

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Ken Allison has been running his Revive! business for over five yearsKen Allison has been running his Revive! business for over five years

Ken Allison is an established franchisee who has been running his own Revive! business in Waltham Abbey for over five years.

Adam Smith Set Up Revive! Luton in October 2008Adam Smith Set Up Revive! Luton in October 2008

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.

Bristolian Ashley Kelly Makes A Smart Move With Revive!Bristolian Ashley Kelly Makes A Smart Move With Revive!

Ashley Kelly, who lives in Yate, is launching his new business this month, Revive! Bristol

Never Mind the Rain - Business is Booming!Never Mind the Rain - Business is Booming!

Huw James, owner of Revive! Reading didn’t let the rain stop him from achieving his best trading performance to date.

A Revive! franchisee’s story of accreditation and successA Revive! franchisee’s story of accreditation and success

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, Goes for Gold!Nathan Holmes, Revive! Cambridge, Goes for Gold!

Nathan Holmes, Revive! Cambridge, marked his own personal achievement by smashing the company’s national record for monthly sales!

Former RAF man Kiri sets up new business in west NorfolkFormer RAF man Kiri sets up new business in west Norfolk

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.

IT Expert Changes Career with Revive!IT Expert Changes Career with Revive!

In a complete change of career direction computer expert Adam McCaig has decided to set up his Revive! business in Slough.

What Our Franchisees Say

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.

Why Choose Us

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

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.

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

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