This time last year former telecoms research and development support manager Cliff Wilton was facing redundancy and worried about his future, which is now secure with a Revive! Franchise
This time last year former telecoms research and development support manager Cliff Wilton was facing redundancy and worried about his future. Now, just a few months later, he’s launched his own mobile business repairing scuffs and scrapes to vehicle bodywork and alloy wheels - and is so successful he’s already making expansion plans.
Cliff (49) 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! and hasn’t looked back since. He now owns Revive! Dartford and his territory covers all of North Kent.
Revive! has one of the largest networks of technicians throughout the UK and is the preferred supplier of cosmetic SMART repairs to major car dealerships and fleet operators serving customers including Alfa Romeo Fiat, Lex Autolease and Mercedes.
Having lived in Hartley for over 25 years, Cliff is well known in the community. He smashed 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.
“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.
“Because I go to customers’ premises or home to carry out the work it’s far more convenient than having to take the vehicle into the garage and a lot more cost effective saving time and money,” he added.
With the future looking rosy Cliff is hoping to be able to buy a second van next year and employ another technician to expand the business.
Cliff’s top tips for keeping your vehicle bodywork in tip-top condition are:
Revive!: The UK’s leading car repair business offers new opportunities in Scotland and Northern Ireland
11th December 2013
Revive! is recognised as a great opportunity to start your own business in the automotive repair industry in Scotland and Northern Ireland
Revive!’s 'young pretender' seizes outright BTCC victory
14th October 2013
Independent driver Andrew Jordan, sponsored by cosmetic vehicle repair specialist Revive!, claimed the 2013 British Touring Car...
Revive! Businessman Scott Gosbell Enjoys New Hands-on Career
11th September 2013
After just two months since start up, Scott Gosbell owner of Revive! West London has hit all of his sales targets and is delighted with the...
Melvin Lusty Joins the Revive! Board
20th June 2013
Melvin’s considerable expertise in van based service franchises places him in the ideal position to advise the Revive! board of directors...
Franchise development expert, Paula Spriggs, joins the Revive! team
6th June 2013
Paula Spriggs has joined Revive! and has been appointed to the new position of Business Development Manager
Revive! Enhances Alloy Wheel Service
23rd May 2013
Revive!, the UK’s largest mobile smart repair network is to add specialist wheel repair vans to its fleet.
Car repair specialist Revive! accelerates growth
26th March 2013
Revive! is expanding into new office space to accommodate its growing team following a surge in new growth and landmark national contracts.
Rugby firm, Revive!, drives up funds for charity Children With Cancer.
28th November 2012
Rugby-based Revive!, the UK-wide franchisor for cosmetic vehicle repair, turned its annual franchisee conference into a fundraiser for...
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 fromDan Normanton
30th October 2012
Bristolian Ashley Kelly Makes A Smart Move With Revive!
6th July 2012
Revive acheive the ATA standard