Revive! in rude health

Revive! celebrated another year of meteoric growth at its annual conference recently.

Since being formed just over a decade ago, it has grown to a network of 58 franchisees with several static workshops and 150 vans.

Its franchisees met at the home of English football, St George’s Park in Burton, managing director Mark Llewelyn predicted a 20% during 2017.

He said, ‘It’s been an incredible year. We’ve worked hard on strengthening our IT support and internal systems in readiness for the next phase of our Revive! growth plan. Since setting up Revive! in my parent’s back bedroom over 10 years ago, I have been determined to set standards not just for our own technicians but for the whole industry. As a result, cosmetic smart repair is row recognised as a quality alternative to traditional bodyshops with a formal IMI accredited training path.

‘Today, Revive! has the largest UK network of accredited technicians and is the only company to be in a position to offer this.’

Meanwhile, the Franchisee of the Year 2016 Award went once again to Nathan Holmes, Adam Holmes, Andy Blackhurst and their team at Revive! East Anglia, while Stuart Brierley owner of Revive! Swindon and Roger Boothman owner of Revive! North Yorkshire received Developer Gold awards for their impressive year-on-year business growth reporting increases of 49% and 41% respectively.

Mike Haselden from Revive! Chester and Mike Morgan from Revive!  Preston were jointly awarded the High Performer Award for growing their turnover by over 50% year-on-year.

Running alongside the business-related awards were two special peer nominated categories to recognise the franchise team player of the year and outstanding head office support. Nathan was also named as Franchise Team Player of the Year and head office supervisor Faye Williams was presented with the Outstanding Head Office Support award.

All of the winners received prizes donated by conference sponsors, Perry Appleton, LJPR Ltd, LKQ Coatings, Akzo Nobel and Mirka.