Revive! News

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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15th April 2021
Revive!’s Terry Mullen named in ABP’s Industry Influencers List

We are very proud to announce that our Managing Director (Finance & Operations), Terry Mullen, has been named as one of the top influencers in the automotive industry by the Auto Body Professionals (ABP) Club. The ABP’s Industry Influencers list represents the 120 men and women who are having the greatest influence on the UK […]

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29th March 2021
Revive! places 10th in Elite Franchising Top 100

Revive! are delighted to be named as one of the UK’s top franchise opportunities. From hundreds of entries across every sector, Revive! has been ranked 10th overall in the prestigious Elite Franchise Top 100. The EF100, established in 2017 in association with HSBC, is the definitive list of top franchising opportunities in the UK. It […]

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8th March 2021
International Women’s Day 2021

It’s fantastic to celebrate International Women’s day at Revive!, in a male-dominated sector Revive! stands apart with women representing two thirds of the Directors and Management Team. “What makes Revive! different are the processes and the people,“ says joint Managing Director, Mark Llewellyn. Revive! repairs minor damage on cars and the Revive! network totals close […]

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21st January 2021
Reflecting on 2020

Halfway through January, the third week back into the New Year and it feels like we have been back for months! Probably something to do with the lack of a real break over Christmas and the ongoing pressure of the third lockdown. Reflecting on the previous year is always useful and, despite the turbulent time, […]

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18th January 2021
Louise achieves double EWIF award

Accounts manager at Revive!, Louise Evans, has been named Woman Franchise Employee of the Year and Overall Woman in Franchising at the 2020 Encouraging Women into Franchising (EWIF) Awards. Earlier in 2020, she was also voted Revive! Employee of the Year at our annual conference. Although the official EWIF Awards were moved to an online […]

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5th January 2021
COVID-19 Update 5/1/22

Following the Government’s most recent notice of a third lockdown, Revive! is responding appropriately and will continuing trading safely and professionally where our customers need us. The guidance provided by the government is more explicit in that it details that tradespeople can work, indeed even inside of the homes of others, but at Revive! fortunately […]

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5th November 2020
Lockdown Lessons at Revive!

Revive! offers a service repairing minor damage to cars and has a national network of repairers covering the breadth of the country, working from customised vans, with a small but growing number of static sites. On the week of March 23rd, the Revive! business and the whole of its network – spanning some 60 franchisees […]

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19th October 2020
Award Winning Ways!

Revive! are delighted to be in contention for a number of prestigious awards in 2020. Later in the year, we will hear if we have been successful in the British Franchise Association Franchisor of the Year Awards, sponsored by HSBC. These prestigious awards are widely acknowledged as the ‘Oscars’ of the franchise sector and we […]

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24th January 2020
Revive! sponsored Andrew Jordan signs with WSR and Team BMW for 2020 BTCC Season

After Pirtek, his primary sponsor, pulled out in 2019, Revive! sponsored Andrew Jordan was expected to bow out of the British Touring Car Championship in 2020. However, due to his success in 2019 and legacy as one of the best to ever race in the BTCC with the 2013 championship and 26 career race wins […]

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15th October 2019
Reconditioning cars slows used car turnaround

Feedback from a dealer sentiment survey carried out by Mannheim shows that only 19% of car dealerships are able to get newly-sourced stock on sale within two days. The majority (42%) of dealers get new stock on sale within 3-4 days, but 10% reported a turnaround time of nine or more days. Of those surveyed, […]

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