Revive! employee backs franchise with his own money

Mobile cosmetic paint repair franchise Revive! has awarded its Northampton franchise to Denzil Evans, who has been with the company for six years as a technician, training manager and business development manager. In a 'poacher turned gamekeeper' move, Denzil has switched from employee to franchise owner and is set to launch his business in January.

"I know the set-up here inside out and have no hesitation in buying my own Revive! franchise," said Denzil. "I've seen the success of the business model first hand and have all of the skills I need to do the job. I am confident that with focus and hard work there's a lot of profit for me to make. Being my own boss has always been one of my ambitions and I can't think of a better business opportunity than Revive!

"Working with Revive enables franchise owners to buy into a much bigger set up with the opportunity to earn far more than the initial investment and ongoing annual management fee. A significant proportion of our contracts are national accounts won by head office. All of the franchise owners benefit from this work giving us the opportunity to work for big name dealerships including Ford, Alfa Romeo and Mercedes. There's a real sense of family at Revive! which means that Revive! technicians working in adjacent territories are happy to help each other out at busy times and the ongoing support from head office is second to none."

Revive! franchise owners use a Small to Medium Area Repair Technique (SMART) to correct minor bodywork damage such as bumper scuffs and panel scratches. The technician operates out of a mobile bodyshop and can carry out a typical repair in about two hours quoting a fraction of the price of a bodyshop.

"We are always on the look out for top quality candidates to become franchise owners," added Revive! Recruitment Director Terry Mullen. "I'm delighted that Denzil has decided to invest - he knows the business model inside out and will be very successful. From a head office point of view we are obviously sad to lose him but happy he will be bringing his considerable skills into the branch network."