What makes Revive! tick
We’ve grown from humble beginnings and just a single van into a nationwide network of businesses and a multi-award-winning brand. We’re proud to be at the forefront of mobile paint repair and leading the way where others in the sector follow.
We’re equally proud of our franchise model, and we have the franchisee performance and industry recognition to show you why. Together with franchisees, we’ve combined expert knowledge with a pioneering spirit to bring a superior service to customers nationwide.
But we’re about much more than just vehicles.
Although we’re in the business of SMART repairs, we’re also in the business of changing lives. Because that’s the power this franchise holds: the power to take you from where you are now to where you dream of being later.
Hear from MD Mark Llewellyn as he talks about the growth of our business.
Revive! story and meet our directors
Revive! Auto Innovations was founded in 2004 by business partners, Mark Llewellyn and Terry Mullen, building on their previous experience in the automotive and financial sectors to form the Revive! brand. The business offers minor car repairs on a mobile basis with a network of skilled technicians, with a clear focus on outstanding customer service and technical excellence.
Mark had previously started his first SMART repair business 25 years ago with a single van, operating from his parents’ house. Terry joined him to help build this previous business, after a 21-year career in NatWest, lending to businesses, including reviewing deals of up to £10m. She took on the operational and financial aspects of the business, whilst Mark focused on sales and customer service and some years later, they launched the Revive! franchise to build on their joint experience.
He has twice been elected as a board member of the British Franchise Association (bfa) by UK franchisors, helping to influence ethical franchising in the UK and demonstrating his stature and reputation for excellence within the sector. Mark currently sits on the bfa’s Qualified Franchise Professional awarding panel.
She oversees the work of the finance team, develops the appropriate business systems, including our industry-leading bespoke IT platform to support the Revive! network and manages day-to-day operations for our support staff, creating structures to recruit, train and manage new people. Under her guidance, Revive! gained Gold rating on our Investors in People renewal.
Cathryn has a very high profile in the industry, and judged the most prestigious accolades in the sector, the bfa HSBC Franchisor and Franchisee of the Year awards, for many years.
She continues to contribute regular articles to franchise press and other business media, as well as attending and speaking at franchising events across the UK.
Previously, she spent a decade overseeing the national growth of a kitchen retail franchise, as well as the international growth of a major food & beverage brand.
Originally joining Revive! to look after our southern operations, Kelly’s wealth of experience and impressive results supporting franchisees saw her appointed to the board in 2018.
He joined Revive! in 2018 to head up our company-owned operations, managing a team of technicians who work in areas not covered by franchisees.
Andy was promoted to the board in 2020 in recognition of his standards, leadership and for the exceptional growth in the operations he managed. There’s nobody better to help guide you on overseeing your technicians and their repair standards.