Revive! Auto Innovations (UK) Ltd

Contact details

Member - Full
Automotive Services
Mark Llewellyn
Revive! Auto Innovations (UK) Ltd  
0800 917 4379
7 Upton Road, Rugby, Warwickshire, CV22 7DL

About Revive! Auto Innovations (UK) Ltd


Company Overview

With 15 years’ experience in the SMART automotive repairs industry, Revive! are now recognised as one of the most established and pioneering brands in the industry.

Franchise Overview

The SMART automotive repairs market is significant and lucrative; over 50% of cars require repair work for damaged alloys or bodywork, and this figure continues to grow. Revive! have over 70 franchisees operating over 130 Revive! vehicles nationwide.

Revive! operates in both a business to business environment and directly with the general public. Franchisees and their teams typically work closely with dealership groups, fleet and insurance companies, making work volumes significant.

Key Information

  • Network Size: 51-100 units
  • Franchise Type: Management
  • Typical Start-up Cost: £23,500
  • Minimum Personal Investment: £10,000
  • Franchise Location: Van-based
  • Market: B2B and B2C

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Four weeks of expert and continuous technical training in Revive!’s IMI accredited training centre as well as sales, marketing and admin training. This award winning technical and business support is on-going and included in the franchise agreement. You will then receive one week’s mentoring with a professional business mentor to help with the launch of your own Revive! franchise.

Thereafter you will have the opportunity and are recommended to work towards a vocational qualification which is nationally recognised. We have accreditation systems in place for you to become QAA and ATA qualified with ATA being the highest qualification level available for a smart repairer. 

Daily Life of a Franchisee

Existing Revive! franchise owners come from a diverse range of backgrounds and past experience in the industry is certainly not necessary. However, Revive! franchisees all have good communication skills, drive and determination to succeed and build their business through our shared vision of becoming the professional repairer of choice.

We are proud of our brand and we care about our team of franchisees, so we are looking for individuals who fit our ethos and who can live up to our values of Technical Excellence, Outstanding Customer Service and Integrity.

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Revive! Auto Innovations (UK) Ltd Case studies

  • Adam Smith & Kim Richardson

    Revive! Auto Innovations (UK) Ltd: Adam Smith & Kim Richardson

    Adam and Kim are among the most successful franchisees in the Revive! network, building a 12-van business with record-setting turnover levels.

  • Ken Allison

    Revive! Auto Innovations (UK) Ltd: Ken Allison

    Ken has run his business for over five years, with great success - he's gone from one van to four vans in his territory, and is actively recruiting for someone to take on a fifth.

  • Jay Belam

    Revive! Auto Innovations (UK) Ltd: Jay Belam

    After 12 years in the Army first as a Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineer and then as part of the Royal Army Physical Training Corps where he served in Bosnia and Afghanistan, Jay Belam wanted a new challenge. He could see his military career mapped out neatly before him and spending the rest of his working life travelling along a predictable path no longer appealed. He decided the time was right to shake things up a bit and take his chances in Civvy Street.

  • Nathan Holmes

    Revive! Auto Innovations (UK) Ltd: Nathan Holmes

    Owners of Revive! East Anglia Nathan Holmes, Adam Holmes and Andrew Blackhurst beat off stiff competition from over 20 other finalists including McDonald’s and O2 to win the Customer Service of the Year Award and be named Franchisee of the Year 2016 at the prestigious bfa HSBC Franchisee Awards. The overall winner is chosen from the finalists of the six award categories.

  • Kiri Chiakli

    Revive! Auto Innovations (UK) Ltd: Kiri Chiakli

    An officer who faced redundancy from the RAF after seven years service, Kiri decided to set up a brand new business serving the west Norfolk area.

  • Kevin Johnson

    Revive! Auto Innovations (UK) Ltd: Kevin Johnson

    Revive! sets the standard for top quality vehicle paint repairs so when former Bentley employee Kevin Johnson went to Wrexham Revive! looking for a job, owner Mark Williams jumped at the chance!

  • Dan and Natalie Normanton

    Revive! Auto Innovations (UK) Ltd: Dan and Natalie Normanton

    Dan Normanton, co-owner of Revive! Trafford has been associated with Revive! for over 16 years, first an employee and for the past decade as boss of his own territory.

  • Steve Thatcher

    Revive! Auto Innovations (UK) Ltd: Steve Thatcher

    For Steve Thatcher owner of Revive! Portsmouth, being in the position to offer employment and make a real difference to people’s lives has been an unexpected benefit of running his own business.

  • Michal Lepiarz

    Revive! Auto Innovations (UK) Ltd: Michal Lepiarz

    Michal Lepiarz and his partner Irmina Kowalska opened Revive! Basingstoke in 2013. When he left Poland in 2006 to put his car painting skills to good use he had no idea that in just a few short years he would be re-united with his childhood sweetheart and owning their own profitable business.

  • Russell Hudson

    Revive! Auto Innovations (UK) Ltd: Russell Hudson

    Back in 2006, Russell Hudson had spent 13 years in the hospitality sector managing large corporate clients, spending long days working for someone else and travelling away from home a lot. His priorities changed, however, when he had a young family.

  • Steve McMurray
    Signs Express - Franchisee case study

    A strong brand and support from a dedicated team at franchise headquarters were the main attractions of Signs Express to Steve McMurray, one of the few franchisees with a sign-making background to join the company.

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