Anthony Wilcock owner of Revive Sussex Coast gave up a career in the city in 2012 to become his own boss. Now the former stockbroker has six vans on the road in his Revive! Sussex Coast territory and runs his own static site.
"One of the things that attracted me to the Revive! franchise was the quality of training and support provided by head office. Revive! has its own Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) accredited training centre and helped set the standards for the IMI qualification in SMART repair.
I am committed to ensuring that all my technicians have the best possible training and attain the IMI. This qualification is still quite rare within our industry and being able to tell customers that we are trained to such a high level definitely helps boost levels of customer confidence.
Running a mobile vehicle repair business is a complete step-change from wealth management. From a physical point of view, it is certainly more demanding than stockbroking. But at the end of the day I get real satisfaction from seeing the results that our team here achieve. There is nothing like the independence of working for yourself."
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.
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.
Eifion Watkins has opened in North Wales bringing a top-quality Welsh speaking mobile service to car dealerships and private motorists in the region.
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!
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 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.
The Revive! Directors have many years experience in the Smart Repair sector and two of the Directors run their own highly successful Revive! franchises.