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Revive! is delighted to announce that it is one of just six brands singled out to take the top accolade in this year’s British Franchise Awards.
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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Revive! up for Highest Industry Award

27th July 2020

Revive! up for Highest Industry Award

After months of having to ‘sit’ on the exciting news that the UK’s leading SMART repair network had been shortlisted for the bfa HSBC Franchisor of the Year award, Revive! is delighted to announce that it is one of just six brands singled out to take the top accolade in this year’s British Franchise Awards.

Although Revive! directors heard they had made the list of finalists earlier this year, the shortlisted candidate interviews and awards dinner had to be postponed following the outbreak of Covid-19. Judging will soon be underway and the winner will be announced at the re-scheduled gala event in November.

Over the past twelve months Revive! has gone from strength to strength,  evolving its business model from the traditional ‘man in a van’ to a become a management franchise opportunity. Offering unrivalled support, a healthy pipeline of national account work and a clear path to growth, Revive! attracted unprecedented interest from candidates.

During 2019 the franchise signed up two new franchisees each starting their businesses with two vans and completed its largest resale to date, bringing in a new franchisee to take on the thriving 10-van business.

It is this continuing desire to strive for even higher standards in everything it does that led to the award shortlisting.

This news gives the Rugby headquartered franchise even more to celebrate. Now staff are able to return to work they have been welcomed back into Revive!’s brand new offices, re-uniting teams previously working across two different buildings in the town.

 Said Cathryn Hayes QFP, franchise director of Revive!: “ We are of course delighted to be shortlisted for what is generally regarded to be the premier award in the UK franchising industry. We’ve always worked hard to provide the best possible support and mentoring for our franchisees and this year we have ramped it up even more.

Our new management franchise opportunity offers an enhanced business growth programme and the latest version of the  Revive! ap which allows franchisees to manage their entire sales process from quotation through to job scheduling and then invoicing, all from a hand held tablet, designed and developed by our in-house IT department.

The new business model has proved to be very attractive, its success measured by the vey high calibre franchisees we have recently recruited.

Despite the unexpected Covid pandemic we are in a good place to reach our ambitious target of achieving a £40m turnover by the year 2025 and are already seeing our franchisees setting new sales records. We have supported franchises through the lockdown, providing advice on available government financial help schemes as well as making the necessary arrangements to help them furlough their staff.

Achieving such recognition from the franchise industry is a real testament to our network and the head office team who work so hard to support them.  It’s been a tough time for us all during the lockdown so it’s great to have something to celebrate as we gradually begin to get back to work.

As our business expanded we outgrew our original premises and have been renting additional space whilst we looked to acquire land and build our new offices which are a joy! There’s room for everyone with appropriate social distancing and as people return to work they are really enjoying being back together as one big team again."

Revive! Franchise | SMART Repair Business

In congratulating Revive! Pip Wilkins QFP, CEO of the British Franchising Association said: “Transferring the franchise model from the traditional ‘man in a van’ type franchise to a management franchise has seen Revive! gain a significant rise in network turnover, and it also bucks the trend of the car industry being predominantly male, with a number of high performing franchisees being female.”

Andrew Brattesani, Head of Franchising, HSBC added: “As well as the shift in franchisee profile over time, Revive! also works tirelessly to support the network and invest in operations, training and mentoring to set the franchise network up to succeed.”

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Despite the challenges presented by the pandemic, almost 50% of the Revive! network managed to achieve their best ever sales month during 2020

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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