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13th March 2023
Revive! Franchisee Training Manager finalist for EWIF award

Alex Bunn  – EWIF award finalist We were delighted to learn that our Franchisee Training Manager, Alex Bunn, has been announced as one of the finalists in the Encouraging Women into Franchising (EWIF) awards. It is fabulous to see Alex get this wider recognition after a full-on year where she has pulled all the stops […]

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21st February 2023
Oil engineer celebrates Scottish start-up success at Revive! Aberdeen

Rapid growth After achieving rapid growth in his first two years, a former petroleum engineer’s decision to launch a Revive! franchise has paid dividends. Revive! Aberdeen has been shortlisted for Start-Up Business of the Year at the Scotland FSB Small Business Awards; this comes after the franchise’s revenues surged by 94 per cent from 2021 […]

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31st January 2023
Revive! Portsmouth shortlisted for Small Business of the Year

Former IT salesman Steve Thatcher’s vehicle paint repair business, Revive! Portsmouth, has been named a finalist for Portsmouth Small Business of the Year in The News Business Excellence Awards. Like many businesses, Revive! Portsmouth faced significant challenges caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. The awards panel at The News were impressed with Revive! Portsmouth’s agile business […]

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18th January 2023
Revive! delivers a record 2022

Revive! delivers a record 2022 Revive! UK saw extraordinary results throughout a volatile 2022, culminating with being named the UK’s best franchise by winning Franchisor of the Year (Gold) at the bfa HSBC British Franchise awards. The year started with high hopes as 2022 began as a “non-Covid” new norm, but quickly multiple external factors […]

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17th January 2023
25,000 Reasons to Choose Revive!

Revive! are delighted to have hit 25,000 reviews on Trustpilot. This milestone is the latest in a string of accolades for Revive! UK, which include winning the prestigious Bfa HSBC Franchisor of the Year (Gold) award, the WorkBuzz Best Management Franchise award, and being recognised as a Platinum organisation by Investors in People – a […]

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7th December 2022
Revive! UK wins Bfa Franchisor of the Year Gold

Following a series of prestigious award triumphs, Revive! Auto Innovations is celebrating a victorious 2022. Revive! has scooped a host of eminent awards in 2022, including the WorkBuzz Best Management Franchise Award, the platinum accreditation from Investors in People, and now the Bfa HSBC Franchisor of the Year Gold Award   Bfa HSB Franchisor of […]

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25th November 2022
Revive! High Wycombe shortlisted for Thames Valley SME of the Year

Unique service offering nets award nomination for Revive! High Wycombe After an unprecedented period of financial growth, Revive! High Wycombe is a finalist at the Thames Valley Business and Community Awards. Led by franchise owner Byron Lindsay, the business has been shortlisted in the SME (small and medium-sized enterprises) of The Year category, an award […]

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17th November 2022
Revive! UK awarded Investors in People Platinum

Revive! UK awarded platinum status by Investors in People After a period of unprecedented growth, Revive! has been recognised as a platinum organisation by the prestigious awarding body, Investors in People, who recognised Revive! as an employer of choice. Investors in People granted Revive! an impressive score of 822/900 (91 per cent), well above the […]

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24th September 2022
Revive! Surrey shortlisted for bfa Star Performer Award at bfa HSBC British Franchise Awards 2022

Jay Belam, owner of Revive! Surrey, has been shortlisted for the bfa Star Performer award in the bfa HSBC British Franchise Awards.  When Jay was leaving the Army, he wanted a business model that gave more security for his family. Although Jay wanted to work for himself, he also wanted to have a team he […]

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21st September 2022
Revive! UK shortlisted for Franchisor of the Year at the bfa HSBC British Franchise Awards

Revive! Auto Innovations (UK) Ltd has been shortlisted in the Franchisor of the Year category of the bfa HSBC British Franchise Awards. Founded in 2004, Revive! franchisees run large territories and manage their own team of skilled technicians who repair damage to car paintwork including bumper scuffs, minor chips and the refurbishment of alloy wheels. […]

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15th September 2022
Revive! Lincoln transforms empty industrial unit into £250,000 cosmetic vehicle repair service

In spite of the challenging economic climate, an enterprising Lincoln resident has defied the odds and transformed an empty industrial unit into a quarter of a million-pound cosmetic vehicle repair business, in just one year. Russell Hudson, owner of Revive! Lincoln, took on the empty unit in North Hykeham in June 2021 with ambitious plans […]

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9th September 2022
Husband and wife led team at Revive! Trafford named Greater Manchester Business of the Year

The husband and wife led team at Revive! Trafford are celebrating their success as they have been recognised as Small Business of the Year in Greater Manchester. Dan and Natalie Normanton and their team left the prestigious Greater Manchester Business Awards with the distinguished accolade which celebrates businesses with 5-10 employees. The awards ceremony, which […]

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25th August 2022
Andrew Jordan chases the competition as he guns for Mini Miglia glory

Former British Touring Car (BTCC) champion, Andrew Jordan, may be used to winning ways, but he has placed himself as the underdog in this year’s Mini Miglia Challenge, with the Englishman looking to win the championship for the second consecutive year despite missing four races of the season. With the 2022 series now more than […]

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27th July 2022
Revive! Trafford named finalists for Manchester small business of the year

A husband and wife led Revive! franchise have been shortlisted for small business of the year in Greater Manchester. Dan and Natalie Normanton and their team at Revive! Trafford are up for honours at the prestigious Greater Manchester Business Awards in the hotly contested category of Small Business of the Year for businesses with 5-10 […]

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25th May 2022
Revive! Preston shortlisted for outstanding customer service award

The Preston franchise of Revive! Auto Innovations has been shortlisted for the prestigious Customer Service Award at this year’s Lancashire Red Rose Awards. The awards ceremony, which is set to take place on Thursday 9th June at the Winter Gardens Blackpool, will celebrate the businesses that keep the Lancashire economy alive and thriving. In shortlisting […]

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19th May 2022
Top of the class – head teacher turned Revive! franchise owner nominated for prestigious award

Former head teacher and Revive! franchise owner, Eifion Watkins, has been shortlisted for a coveted award at the prestigious Wales StartUp Awards in the category of North Wales StartUp Business of the Year The ceremony, which takes place at DEPOT in Cardiff on Thursday 30th June, aims to celebrate the achievements of those who have […]

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10th May 2022
Revive! celebrates record year of financial growth

41% growth in turnover in 2021/2022 £15.3m turnover up from £10.8m represents a record year of financial growth Agile business model and increased marketing efforts have brought more sales enquiries to our 50+ franchisees On track to meet five-year growth plan to recruit 200 technicians and achieve £40m annual turnover   Revive! are delighted to […]

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25th March 2022
Revive! announces 200 technician recruitment drive as part of significant business expansion

Five-year plan to recruit over 200 SMART repair technicians We are excited to announce a five-year expansion plan, including the recruitment of over 200 technicians. Revive! currently employs the UK’s largest accredited network of more than 200 IMI certified repairers, providing national coverage for vehicle manufacturers and car dealerships as well as fleet, lease and […]

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17th March 2022
Revive! celebrates return of annual conference

Revive! recently celebrated another year of growth at our 18th annual conference. It’s been two years since Revive! franchisees and head office staff have been able to see each other all in one place. Finally seeing everyone face-to-face after so long really added to the excitement of what was already a packed schedule of presentations […]

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27th February 2022
Revive! Welcomes Mental Health Specialist to Head Office

Recently, Revive! UK welcomed Claire Russell, CEO of Mental Health in Business (MHIB), to our head office in Rugby, Warwickshire to run a series of mental health workshops for our employees. Claire has had a corporate career spanning 20 years, having managed and directed businesses in the financial services sector since she was 20 years […]

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14th January 2022
Revive! wins customer service brilliance award

A coveted silver at the annual International Brilliance Awards 2021 for Brilliance in Customer Service and Relationships has been awarded to Revive! UK. The Brilliance in Customer Service Award recognises organisations constantly striving to exceed customer expectations, industry-leading standards of service and innovation around customer experience. Brilliance Award judges concluded that Revive! offers a simple […]

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10th December 2021
Revive! named in Elite Franchise’s Top 25 for fifth consecutive year

Revive! UK are delighted to have placed in Elite Franchise magazine’s Top 25 British franchises for the fifth consecutive year after placing 21st in the EF100. The EF100, established in 2017 in association with HSBC, is the definitive list of top franchising opportunities in the UK. It recognises the sector’s brightest businesses and ranks them […]

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20th October 2021
Revive! raise over £2,200 for MNDA in memory of loved friend, Kebsi

Revive! have raised over £2,200 for the Motor Neurone Disease Association after our 2nd annual Moving for Kebsi challenge. Nearly 30 Revive! employees, franchise owners, friends and family got involved this year to run, walk, swim or cycle throughout the month of September – all to raise funds in memory of Kevin “Kebsi” Gartland. Kebsi, […]

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17th April 2021
Revive! renews partnership with Andrew Jordan

Revive! are delighted to re-sign with Andrew Jordan as the youngest ever BTCC champion begins his 2021 Mini Miglia programme. Jordan is currently on hiatus from the British Touring Car Championship due to difficulties created by the COVID-19 pandemic, but as one of the UK’s leading motorsport competitors he has maintained his status as a […]

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