Mike Haselden bought Revive! Chester back in 2005 after hearing about the opportunity from a friend who was already a Revive! franchisee and now employs six technicians and runs a fleet of six vans.
At the time Mike was working in sales for a tool hire company. He was ready for a new challenge and the chance to give his family a secure financial future.
“I liked the idea of organising my own workload and diary as well as gaining the flexibility of working hours, but the lightbulb moment came for me a few years later when I realised that I could achieve even more by taking on more people and expand the business.”
And as his business grew Mike was invited to join the Revive! High Achievers Group, a mentoring and training initiative run by Revive!’s head office support team to help Revive! franchisees grow and develop their expanding businesses.
“This has been great for me, as you get to see how the larger franchisees are running their business and learn how they got there, as well as giving you the extra push to keep moving forward.
Owning my Revive! business means a lot to me as I get to provide for my family the way I want to, and the growth brings new challenges along the way."
Two years in a row, Mike was presented with the Franchisee of the Year Award at the Revive! annual conference. The Revive! annual conference gives franchisees the opportunity to get together each year to hear how Revive! is performing, see the latest products from suppliers and share best practice.
Franchisee Ian Scott spent ten years as business development manager for a training company beforedeciding Revive! was the business for him.
Russell Hudson joined Revive! in 2006 after previously working for a software company as an Account Manager.
After 23 years as chef in the Royal Logistics Corps, Stuart was ready for a change and a new challenge.
Anthony Wilcock gave up a career in the city in 2012 to become his own boss.
Steve Thatcher set up Revive! Portsmouth in 2004.
Fatherhood and fate led Jonny Pearson to Revive!
Michal Lepiarz and his partner Irmina Kowalska opened Revive! Basingstoke in 2013.
Eifion Watkins has opened in North Wales bringing a top-quality Welsh speaking mobile service to car dealerships and private motorists in the region.
Mike Gowland is the latest to sign up to a Revive! management franchise.
Revive!’s newest franchisee, Graham Cunningham, is embarking on his fourth major career change at an age when many people are looking forward to retirement!
Having worked with the Revive! team for a little time now, it is great to know that there is always someone at the end of the phone to help with technical support or just general advice of how to continue developing my business.
The fact that head office does the accounts and administration for me is really helpful. Also Revive! has a national website where I get a lot of my leads from.Dan Normanton
The Revive! Directors have many years experience in the Smart Repair sector and two of the Directors run their own highly successful Revive! franchises.
Revive! are the first company in the Smart Repair sector to implement the use of Water Based paints ahead of legislation that will restrict the use of environmentally damaging solvent based paints.
Revive are the first full member of the British Franchise Association in their industry sector.