This time last year, former telecoms Research and Development Support Manager Cliff Wilton was facing redundancy and an uncertain future.

Now, just a few months later, he’s launched his own mobile Revive! business, repairing scuffs and scrapes to vehicle bodywork and alloy wheels and is so successful he’s already making expansion plans.

Wilton has always wanted to run his own business and decided to invest his redundancy settlement in buying a franchise.

After thorough research he chose award-winning cosmetic SMART repair specialist Revive! He now owns Revive! Dartford and his territory covers all of North Kent.

“I’ve always been interested in cars so it made sense for me to set up a business working in a field I enjoy. No two days are the same and I get a huge sense of satisfaction from doing a job really well,” he said.

Wilton exceeded the Revive! record for first week sales and in addition to working for local dealerships and garages, he is building up a bank of private customers who want to keep their cars looking smart and scratch-free.

He said: “Buying a top quality franchise gives me the best of both worlds. I am my own boss but at the same time I have all of the benefits of a proven business model and a team of experts to provide on going support, generate sales leads and help me grow my business.”

With the future looking promising, Wilton is hoping to be able to buy a second van next year and employ another technician to expand the business.

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