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:
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!
In the past twelve months Mike Haselden has achieved an impressive 40% rise in sales year on year.
Matt Woodall tells us why he decided to start his Revive! franchise in 2009.
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 didn’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 company’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.
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 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.
Revive are the first full member of the British Franchise Association in their industry sector.