Revive! News

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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17th September 2019
Revive! raise funds for The Franchise Trust

Twelve members of our Head Office team took to cycling as many miles as they could throughout August as part of this year’s Great British Franchise Cycle (GBFC). The challenge was organised by The Franchising Centre, HSBC and the bfa to raise money for The Franchise Trust as well as promoting franchising in local communities. […]

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6th September 2019
Leave your repair to the experts!

When it comes to carrying out bodywork repairs on our motor vehicles it is a job best left to the experts. But as a nation of DIY enthusiasts, it’s no surprise that many of us will attempt to do the job ourselves, sometimes with quite disastrous results! While bodywork repairs can often appear simpler than […]

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23rd August 2019
Can scientists predict the colour of cars?

Have you ever been driving along only to pass five of the same coloured cars in a row? Or find yourself parked in between two cars the identical colour to yours at the supermarket? Well, it might be more than just a coincidence. It could be down to some very clever scientists having predicted colour […]

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6th June 2019
Celebrating 25 Years in SMART Repair

In addition to remembering the heroism of the allied forces in Normandy, our very own Managing Director, Mark Llewellyn has another special reason to mark the date of 6th June 2019. He is celebrating 25 years in SMART repair. A quarter of a century ago, Mark set up his first SMART repair business in Rugby […]

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24th May 2019
Revive! achieve Gold Investors in People status

We have been awarded Gold status in the Investors in People (IIP) accreditation following a recent IIP re-assessment. Only 16% of all companies holding IIP status achieve Gold status which puts us in the top tier nationwide. We were accredited as an Investor in People in 2015, however under the IIP framework companies must be […]

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16th May 2019
Revive! refurbished 2CV and world’s smallest food truck gets a rebrand

Last year Revive! were asked to help transform a 35-year-old 2CV into a state-of-the-art mobile kitchen – referred to as Dolly. Rob Latham, a senior Revive! technician took on the exciting project and removed Dolly’s original wheels and cleaned, prepped and sprayed each wheel to match the wrap supplied by 3M wraps. Fast forward a […]

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13th May 2019
Revive! UK’s Charity Challenge Raises over £1,300

Our Managing Director Mark Llewellyn challenged himself to run 5k everyday throughout April to raise money for the Motor Neurone Disease Association (MNDA). We’re proud to announce that Mark completed his grueling challenge and covered over 150 miles in his final running distance! As his job takes him all over the UK visiting our Revive! […]

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10th May 2019
Managing Director named in AGP Club’s 40 Women of Influence

The Auto Body Professionals Club (ABP Club) is the leading industry resource for the UK Body Repair Industry with over 2,500 members from all sectors of the industry. Women of Influence is a brand new event from the ABP Club to celebrate inclusion and advancement and to encourage more women into the body repair industry […]

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15th April 2019
Your car is twice as likely to get hit in a supermarket car park

New research by Which? has revealed that your car is twice as likely to get hit in a supermarket car park, compared to a shopping-centre car park. At some point we all park and leave our cars whether that be to do our weekly supermarket shop, drop the kids off to school or simply parking […]

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8th April 2019
Andrew Jordan claims first win in new BMW 330i M Sport

Andrew Jordan got off to a flying start at the opening round of the 2019 Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship season with a first win in his new BMW 330i M Sport. It was quite the win seeing as his new car had only been out on track for the first time at the […]

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2nd April 2019
Tailgating is one of the UK’s biggest driving irritations

According to Highways England, tailgating is one of the biggest irritations that drivers have about other motorway users with 90% of people saying they have either been tailgated or seen it. Driving too close to the vehicle in front can be extremely dangerous and can make it impossible for motorists to avoid certain collisions in […]

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20th March 2019
One-in-seven people wouldn’t stop if they dented another car while parking

According to a recent study by, almost one-in-seven people would not leave their contact details if they dented another car when parking and nobody had seen them do it.’s managing director Harrison Woods said: “It would seem there are a significant number of motorists prepared to flout motoring etiquette by not leaving their […]

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17th January 2019
Revive! extend Andrew Jordan sponsorship

Revive! are delighted to announce that we have extended our long-standing sponsorship of Andrew Jordan. This comes the week after the 2013 BTCC Champion announced that he will again be an integral part of the WSR BMW team for the 2019 Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship season. Andrew finished the 2018 season in a […]

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1st October 2018
Andrew Jordan secures podium finish from BTCC finale

1 October 2018 – Revive! sponsored Andrew Jordan was able to celebrate another podium finish as the curtain came down on the 2018 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship season at Brands Hatch. Having seen his title hopes ended on a tough weekend at Silverstone, Andrew headed into the season finale hoping to make his […]

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13th September 2018
Revive! sponsored Andrew Jordan seeks to maintain title challenge

Revive! sponsored Andrew Jordan will seek to maintain his bid for a second Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship title when the series heads to Silverstone this weekend for the penultimate meeting of the season. The 29-year-old heads to the Northamptonshire circuit buoyed by a strong weekend on track last time out at Knockhill, where […]

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2nd July 2018
Revive! win 2018 bfa HSBC Franchise Award for Franchise Support

On Thursday 28th and Friday 29th June 2018, the British Franchise Association (bfa) held their 2018 conference at The ICC in Birmingham. The annual bfa HSBC Franchise Awards were held on the Thursday evening and Revive! were nominated for the prestigious Franchise Support award alongside Bright & Beautiful UK and Expense Reduction Analysts. We are […]

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16th May 2018
Revive! work on 2CV converted into the world’s smallest food truck

It’s not every day you see a Citroen 2CV airlifted into an ex-WW2 airbase. It’s also not every day you see a Citroen 2CV filled to the gills with enough specialist cooking equipment to make it the world’s smallest food truck. Thanks to the vision of Andrew Mellon, this special 2CV – lovingly referred to […]

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8th May 2018
What’s Your Car Called?

Do you give your vehicles a name? AA research shows that four out of ten (39%) motorists have! Half of women drivers and one in seven men adopt a pet name for their car. The colour of the vehicle is often the inspiration for both sexes when it comes to car names. Men tend to […]

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29th March 2018
Revive! Annual Conference 2018 Celebrates Milestone Performance

Revive! the UK’s largest network of accredited smart repairers has had its best year ever, smashing through the company’s £10m turnover target and seeing a meteoric 45% rise in national accounts work. Delegates from all over the country battled through the snow to attend Revive!’s 14th annual conference where franchisees met to review the network’s […]

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