16th March 2018
Revive! the UK’s largest network of accredited smart repairers has had its best year ever, smashing through the company’s £10m turnover target and seeing a meteoric 45% rise in national accounts work.
Delegates from all over the country battled through the snow to attend Revive!’s 14th annual conference where franchisees met to review the network’s performance over the previous twelve months and hear the company’s plans for 2018/19.
Held at the home of English football St George’s Park in Burton, the theme of this year’s conference was 'mindset for growth'. Opening the conference, managing director Mark Llewellyn congratulated the network on their outstanding performance during 2017. Delegates heard that almost 70% of the franchisees had reported record months. Over 50% of the network achieved best ever annual sales including the team at Revive! East Anglia which hit its £1m goal several months early.
The conference heard that the biggest growth had come from national accounts work and fleet management companies which has nearly doubled with over 2,500 repairs being processed in October alone.
Two years ago, Revive! announced its goal to reach a turnover of £20m by 2020. Mark assured delegates that this figure was within their grasp and urged them to set their minds on further growth. He said:
"Way back in 2004 we set the target of £10m which seemed to be a huge figure and a very long way off. But in just 14 short years we have smashed through that barrier and together we can reach our new goal of £20 million by adopting a mindset of growth.
We have invested over £1m in people, infrastructure and IT to support the network and develop an innovative training and mentoring programme to help you grow your businesses - whether that be from one van to two or nine vans to ten. Whatever stage your business is at if we all work as one big team to achieve growth, the combined effect will be amazing!"
Operations director Terry Mullen and franchise director Cathryn Hayes gave a presentation showing Revive! performance during 2017. The company now has 60 franchisees,19 company managed technicians and 161 vans on the road, all supported by a 36-people strong Rugby based head office team.
Bodyshop and repair industry pioneer Mike Monaghan was the keynote speaker. Founder of the Motor Vehicle Repair Association (MVRA), he shared his motivational success story. Revive! sponsored BTCC driver Andrew Jordan also braved the weather to give delegates a sneak preview of his team’s plans for the 2018/19 season when he hopes to regain the championship title he won in 2013.
A gala dinner and awards ceremony was held in the evening where outstanding individual and team achievements were recognised. Mike Haselden form Revive! Chester won the High Performer award for the Northern region for achieving 40% growth during 2017. He was also named Revive! Franchisee of the Year 2017. Steve Thatcher from Revive! Portsmouth won the High Performer Award for the Southern region in recognition of his 25% growth year on year. The teams at Revive! East Anglia and Northampton won Exceptional Sales awards.
The awards related to each stage of the Revive! business growth development plan with Callum Reay from Revive! Solihull winning the award for best newcomer. Ian Gater from Revive! Bournemouth was identified as the one-van business to watch and received the Developer Ready award, whilst Ben Allen won the Developer Gold award for outstanding performance in the 3-4 van operation category. Revive! Guildford employee Chris Nunn won the Revive! Technician of the Year award.
Prizes were donated by Revive! suppliers and conference sponsors 3M, Allianz, LJPR, Cornerstone Technology, LKQ, Rob Ward Consulting, Devilbiss and Akzo Nobel.
Revive! Auto Innovations is a full member of the British Franchise Association and leads the way in smart repair, with the UK’s largest network of accredited repairers.
Revive! are looking for business orientated people to join their existing team of franchisees running highly profitable multi-van businesses operating in the minor vehicle repair sector. Franchise owners provide services on a mobile basis which allows them to keep overheads low, whilst offering a convenient service to customers, who include car dealerships, fleet and lease companies, insurance companies as well as the general public.
16th April 2018
Revive! has welcomed new franchisee Ian Wetherell to the network.
1st March 2018
Revive! has been named as a finalist in a national award for the support to its franchisees across the UK.
20th December 2017
Two more technicians have joined Revive!’s mobile sales division.
18th December 2017
Revive! has been named as one of the top 10 franchises in the UK in the latest industry league table.
6th December 2017
The UK’s leading vehicle paint repairer, Revive!, answers an SOS call.
1st December 2017
Revive! enjoyed one of its best ever trading months in October 2017.
7th November 2017
Revive! has opened in the Isle of Wight.
23rd October 2017
Revive! Head office in Rugby has been named as a finalist in the Business of the Year category for the 2017 Coventry and Warwickshire Awards.
3rd October 2017
Kelly Blackmore-Lee has joined the Revive! head office team as head of franchise operations South.
21st September 2017
Revive! has welcomed a trio of new franchise owners as part of the company’s strategic growth plan to achieve a turnover of £20m by 2020.
14th September 2017
The team at Revive! Basingstoke has just come back from World’s largest charity car rally.
1st September 2017
Revive! has appointed Mike Collyer to the post of head of mobile sales.
23rd June 2017
Cathryn Hayes QFP, franchise director at Revive! UK has been named as one of the 20 most powerful women in franchising worldwide.
30th May 2017
Mark Llewellyn, MD of Revive!, completed the Draycote Water Half Marathon and 10K.
19th May 2017
When former Bentley employee Kevin Johnson went to Wrexham Revive! looking for a job, owner Mark Williams jumped at the chance!
12th May 2017
Revive! owners and directors Liam Loughlin and Tim Osman will be running the new business in Blackburn.
24th March 2017
Each year Revive! franchisees from all over the UK meet up for an annual conference.
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.
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.
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.