Revive! ‘Perfect Fit’ for Seasoned Franchisee

Kyle Thorburn, new owner of Revive! Slough is no stranger to franchising.  He and his wife Joanne were top five franchisees in South Africa for a leading travel brand.   Originally the dynamic couple each had their own businesses. Kyle a company that sold, refurbished and serviced cooling towers while Joanne ran her travel franchise. When their three children came along, they decided it would be operationally easier for them to have a single focus. Kyle sold his business and went into partnership […]

Steve’s Seal of Approval

According to sales operations and business development specialist Steve Bartley, Revive!’s bespoke CRM system is better than any other system he has experienced Steve is the new owner of Revive! Farnham. He was introduced to the tablet driven CRM app designed in -house by Revive!’s own IT department during his training week at the franchisor’s […]

From Iraq to Wigan

After 14 years as a close protection officer in Iraq, when the COVID pandemic set in, it was time to take stock for Graham Szymanski, the new owner of Revive! Wigan. Isolated in a foreign country, far away from his wife and family and unable to get home, the penny ‘finally dropped’ for the 47-year-old […]

Work-life balance, being your own boss – why Jai and Reena chose Revive!

In choosing a career path, sometimes knowing what you don’t want to do helps guide the thought process. That was certainly the case for Jinesh Patel, the new owner of Revive! Gloucester who has set up the new business in partnership with his wife Reena. With a family background in retailing, after completing his business […]

Is franchising the solution to redundancy?

The end of the furlough scheme (currently scheduled for September this year) is expected to lead to another rise in redundancies, which is causing concern to many. According to a recent YouGov survey, most furloughed workers (57%) worry about the prospect of redundancy. Those aged 25 to 44 are most anxious about losing their job, […]

Mark engineers his own success with Revive! Northern Ireland

Motorists’ heads in Belfast are being turned by Mark Pronger’s Revive! branded Mitsubishi pick-up truck. For Mark getting the truck is part of his new life – in control of his own destiny and looking forward to building a business to be proud of. A mechanical engineer by trade, 33-year-old Mark worked all over the […]

Hicham Joins Award-Winning Revive!

It was Revive!’s five-star Trustpilot reviews and string of industry awards that caught Hicham Bouissa owner of Revive! Uxbridge’s eye. Despite being involved in the motor trade industry all of his working life, initially within the car rental world and then claims management, Bouissa didn’t know much about SMART repair before exploring the Revive! franchise […]