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Founded in 2003 and headquartered in Rugby, Warwickshire, Revive! is one of the UK’s leading mobile paint repair businesses, operating through a nationwide franchise network.
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  • BFA Membership StatusFull
  • UK Years Established20 years
  • Current UK Coverage55%
  • Franchisee Support Staff38
  • Personal Investment Req.£25,000 approx
  • Territory-based business locationYes
  • Business to consumer servicesYes
  • Franchisee employs staffYes
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Fresh Approach To Fixing Cars Earns Belfast Bodywork Repair Business Award Recognition

28th March 2023

Fresh Approach To Fixing Cars Earns Belfast Bodywork Repair Business Award Recognition

  • Vehicle repair business, Revive! Northern Ireland, has been shortlisted for Start-Up Business of the Year at the FSB Northern Ireland awards

  • The business, which is part of the nationwide Revive! franchise, has inverted the traditional vehicle repair process by travelling to the customer’s home or place of work to service their customers’ cars

  •  This comes after the firm registered an increase in turnover of 140 per cent in 2022, and achieved a record sales month in February of this year

A newly launched Belfast-based bodywork repair firm, Revive! Northern Ireland, led by owner Mark Progner, has been recognised by a prestigious awarding body for providing residents of the city and the surrounding areas with an innovative vehicle repair offering.

The firm, which was launched in 2021 as part of the UK-wide Revive! franchise network, has been shortlisted for Start-Up Business of the Year at the FSB Northern Ireland Awards. Mark and the team offer an alternative to the conventional process of motorists dropping their vehicle off at a repair garage by bringing the bodyshop to the customer’s home or place of work to conduct vehicle paint repairs.

Revive! Northern Ireland’s innovative approach has been highly profitable, as the firm’s turnover surged by 140 per cent in 2022, and in February of this year, the business registered a record month for sales.

Such impressive financial growth, as well as the firm’s convenient service offering, is what caught the eye of the esteemed award panel, who will announce their final decision at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Belfast on Wednesday 5 April. The business is one of only six in the country to be shortlisted for the coveted prize.

By using state-of-the-art SMART (small-to-medium-repair-technique) technology, Revive! Northern Ireland can work on a completely mobile basis to perform cosmetic repairs and paint work, which usually take only 2-4 hours to complete.

Revive! Northern Ireland owner, Mark Progner, a 35-year-old who was formerly a mechanical engineer, commented: “People lead busy lives, and their cars play such an important part in that. However, I noticed that the traditional bodyshop offering doesn’t really cater to this, as people must take time out of their day to travel to a garage and can often wait for days for their vehicle to return.

“To bring our mobile repair service to Northern Irish residents has been so rewarding - making a success of the business and being recognised at these awards in such a short period of time is a testament to the hard work and skill of our technicians.

“Experienced technicians with strong customer service skills are hard to come by, but I’m delighted to say we now have three, soon to be four, fantastic technicians in our team. Their great work is reflected in our TrustPilot reviews, with 98 per cent of our reviews being 5-stars (excellent) or 4-stars (very good).”

Although breaking the status-quo has seen Mark and the team enjoy considerable success, it hasn’t been without its challenges. The firm discovered that the Northern Irish weather, of all things, has been one of the biggest obstacles they have had to overcome. Mark added: “When I started the business, I prepared for a range of challenges, including finances, marketing and HR - but I have to admit, the unforgiving Northern Irish weather wasn’t one of them!

“Our winters in particular can be cold, wet and bleak, so it requires our technicians to step out of the warmth of the bodyshop. I’m glad to say all of our technicians are now battle hardened and ready to see our customers, regardless of the weather!”

After seeing such rapid growth since opening only a couple of years ago, Mark has ambitious plans to become a go-to name for vehicle repairs: “We have seen amazing growth in a short amount of time, but one of the beauties of operating on a mobile basis is the fact that we’re not bound by a specific location - I know there is a lot more we can do to serve communities across Northern Ireland.

“I’m excited to continue to grow the team, as well as expand the services we offer, to reach more customers and get more vehicles back into top condition.”

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Revive! franchise network achieves a record £2 million monthRevive! franchise network achieves a record £2 million month

13th November 2023

This represents a 29 per cent increase on 2022 results and continues an extraordinary year for the UK’s largest SMART Repair Business.

Revive! Scoops International AwardRevive! Scoops International Award

16th October 2023

Revive! Auto Innovations has been named as one of the top three franchises in the whole of Europe.

Revive!’s Values Recognised in National and International Franchise AwardsRevive!’s Values Recognised in National and International Franchise Awards

11th September 2023

The UK’s leading smart repair network has been put forward by the BFA for the 2023 European Franchise Awards later this month.

Career change pays off for Revive! Franchise OwnerCareer change pays off for Revive! Franchise Owner

21st August 2023

“The corporate world wasn’t as stable as I first thought”: career change pays off for Watford vehicle repair business owner

Award Winning Mark Goes From Strength To StrengthAward Winning Mark Goes From Strength To Strength

3rd August 2023

As the owner of Revive! Belfast, Mark Pronger is running Northern Ireland’s ‘Best Start-up Business’ and is loving his new life.

Passion For Cars And Friendship Fuels Cambridge Vehicle Repair Business SuccessPassion For Cars And Friendship Fuels Cambridge Vehicle Repair Business Success

27th July 2023

A Cambridge-based vehicle repair franchise, headed up by three car enthusiast friends, has been lauded as one of the best small businesses in Cambridgeshire.

Husband-And-Wife Led Gloucester Vehicle Repair Firm Named Best Start-Up Business In The South-WestHusband-And-Wife Led Gloucester Vehicle Repair Firm Named Best Start-Up Business In The South-West

27th June 2023

Revive! Gloucester, has won the Consumer Services Start-Up of the Year award at the South-West Start-Up Business Awards

Revive! Strengthens Senior Leadership Team On The Road To £40MRevive! Strengthens Senior Leadership Team On The Road To £40M

13th June 2023

Ricky Taylor and Warren Brown bring over 60 years of combined experience to the UK’s leading smart repairer, as Revive! targets £40M turnover by 2028.

Northampton And Gloucester Vehicle Repair Franchises Join Growing List Of Revive! Award NomineesNorthampton And Gloucester Vehicle Repair Franchises Join Growing List Of Revive! Award Nominees

1st June 2023

Revive! franchises, Northampton and Gloucester, have been shortlisted for coveted regional business awards.

Revive! Hire Former Cazoo Operations Manager As Head Of BusinessRevive! Hire Former Cazoo Operations Manager As Head Of Business

30th March 2023

Richard Graves is joining the senior leadership team at Revive! after a heralded career at Gefco, SMH and Cazoo.

Revive! Conference Celebrates Another Outstanding YearRevive! Conference Celebrates Another Outstanding Year

16th March 2023

Delegates at the recent 19th annual Revive! conference heard that the UK’s leading SMART repair network has achieved its best ever year.

Oil Engineer Turned Vehicle Repair Franchisee Celebrates Scottish Start-Up SuccessOil Engineer Turned Vehicle Repair Franchisee Celebrates Scottish Start-Up Success

21st February 2023

Revive! Auto Innovations Aberdeen has been shortlisted for Start-Up Business of the Year at the Scotland FSB Small Business Awards.

Revive! Scoops Awards For ‘SMART’ Approach To Vehicle Repair FranchisingRevive! Scoops Awards For ‘SMART’ Approach To Vehicle Repair Franchising

7th February 2023

Revive! has set its sights on another record-breaking year after scooping a host of industry accolades in the last twelve months for the firm’s ‘SMART’ approach to vehicle repair franchising.

Awards Panel ‘Sold’ On Former Salesman’s Fast-Growing Vehicle Repair FranchiseAwards Panel ‘Sold’ On Former Salesman’s Fast-Growing Vehicle Repair Franchise

7th February 2023

A former salesman’s vehicle repair business, Revive! Auto Innovations Portsmouth, has been recognised by a prestigious awarding body.

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