Automotive brands win top industry accolades

Two automotive franchises have walked away with top awards at the recent British Franchise Awards run by the British Franchise Association.

SMART repairer Revive! was crowned Franchisor of the Year – Gold, while vehicle cleaning product specialist Autosmart International received the International Superbrand award.

Revive! has 50 management franchisees and 200 technicians carrying out SMART repairs on a mobile basis for car dealerships and retail customers across the UK.

Autosmart has 117 franchisees selling vehicle cleaning products to commercial customers in the UK and Ireland and 91 internationally.

Mark Llewellyn, managing director of sales and marketing at Revive!, said: “We are delighted on behalf of our network and our head office staff to receive this award. It’s a massive team effort – we have a wonderful team and it’s amazing to see them recognised in this way. We expect there to be significant growth within the Revive! organisation over the next few years as the business continues its position as the key player within the SMART repair sector.  We are continuing with our big growth plans, aiming for £40m network turnover by 2028.’

Meanwhile, Chris Ashton, international sales director at Autosmart International said: “We’re really flattered and very honoured to have won the award tonight. We think it recognises all the huge hard work and energy put in by all our franchisees in all the markets we operate in.  We are confident that by 2025 the number of sales units internationally will outstrip that of the UK.”