27th June 2023
The judges were impressed with the business’ convenient solution to repairing vehicles at customers’ homes, which has helped them achieve rapid financial growth of 231 per cent and glowing customer reviews.
A husband-and-wife led team, specialising in mobile vehicle bodywork repairs in Gloucestershire, is celebrating being lauded as the best newly-launched business in the south-west of England.
The business, which is part of a 50+ UK-wide Revive! franchise network fought off stiff competition in the form of three other shortlisted companies from a variety of sectors - a sleep consultancy, an interior designer and a life coach.
This has proven to be particularly successful in Gloucestershire, particularly as much of the county is rural or semi-rural. Indeed, traditionally, many residents would have needed to travel for miles to the nearest vehicle repair centre – and even then, the bodyshop often takes a day or two to conduct the repair. However, Revive! Gloucester’s mobile offering means they can ‘bring the bodyshop to the customer’.
And if customer reviews are anything to go by, this convenience-driven approach has been hugely popular among Gloucestershire motorists, with 98 per cent of the business’s reviews rated as 5-stars (excellent) or very good (4-stars) on TrustPilot.
Revive! Gloucester business owner, Jai Patel, commented: “There are so many excellent start-ups in the Gloucestershire area, so to be nominated for this award is a real honour. To achieve this feat alongside my wife Reena has made it all the more special, even if it can be challenging to run a business with your partner sometimes!”?
Launching the business hasn’t been without its challenges, as the company was initially set to launch in March 2020 – just before the COVID-19 pandemic – meaning the business finally started trading over one year after Jai and Reena had initially planned, in 2021.?
Business owner, Reena Patel, added: “We knew that launching the business during the Covid-19 pandemic was a risky move, but we have worked hard to make it a success despite the odds being against us at time.
“I’d like to thank our corporate clients, retail customers and especially are incredible staff for embarking on this amazing journey with us. We can’t wait to see what the future holds.”
13th November 2023
This represents a 29 per cent increase on 2022 results and continues an extraordinary year for the UK‚Äôs largest SMART Repair Business.
16th October 2023
Revive! Auto Innovations has been named as one of the top three franchises in the whole of Europe.
11th September 2023
The UK‚Äôs leading smart repair network has been put forward by the BFA for the 2023 European Franchise Awards later this month.
21st August 2023
‚ÄúThe corporate world wasn‚Äôt as stable as I first thought‚ÄĚ: career change pays off for Watford vehicle repair business owner
3rd August 2023
As the owner of Revive! Belfast, Mark Pronger is running Northern Ireland‚Äôs ‚ÄėBest Start-up Business‚Äô and is loving his new life.
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.
13th June 2023
Ricky Taylor and Warren Brown bring over 60 years of combined experience to the UK‚Äôs leading smart repairer, as Revive! targets ¬£40M turnover by 2028.
1st June 2023
Revive! franchises, Northampton and Gloucester, have been shortlisted for coveted regional business awards.
30th March 2023
Richard Graves is joining the senior leadership team at Revive! after a heralded career at Gefco, SMH and Cazoo.
28th March 2023
Revive! Northern Ireland, led by owner Mark Progner, has been recognised by a prestigious awarding body.
16th March 2023
Delegates at the recent 19th annual Revive! conference heard that the UK‚Äôs leading SMART repair network has achieved its best ever year.
21st February 2023
Revive! Auto Innovations Aberdeen has been shortlisted for Start-Up Business of the Year at the Scotland FSB Small Business Awards.
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‚Äôs ‚ÄėSMART‚Äô approach to vehicle repair franchising.
7th February 2023
A former salesman‚Äôs vehicle repair business, Revive! Auto Innovations Portsmouth, has been recognised by a prestigious awarding body.
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