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Rugby-based Revive! scoops top prize the 2023 BFA HSBC British Franchise Awards

22 November 2023
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Rugby-based Revive! has won a top award at the 2023 BFA HSBC British Franchise Awards

Rugby-based Revive! has won a top award at the 2023 BFA HSBC British Franchise Awards.

Revive! who offer a mobile service for minor bodywork and alloy wheel damage to domestic and commercial customers across the UK, took home the Leadership and Culture Award at the event.

They are one of the UK’s leading mobile paint repair businesses, operating through a nationwide franchise network.

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The company, founded in 2004, has many accolades to its name, including winning the BFA HSBC Franchisor of the Year - Gold Award in 2022, the Workbuzz Best Management Franchise award and featuring in Elite Franchise magazine’s Top 25 British Franchises for the sixth consecutive year.

Revive! is a member of the Institute for the Motor Industry (IMI)

The BFA (British Franchise Association), is the hub of franchising in the UK. The association strives to brighten people’s futures by showcasing the opportunities for businesses and individuals to transform their lives through franchising, whilst also providing an educational space and accreditations, governed by their high standards and a code of ethics.

The awards often referred to as the Oscars of franchising were held at The Vox Conference Centre in Birmingham on November 9.

Commenting on their win Terry Mullen, managing director (Finance and Operations) at Revive! said: “We are so proud to win this award, it means a great deal to be recognised by the British Franchise Association for the work we have done to build a strong and positive culture across the whole Revive! network.

"Our focus on Leadership and Culture right at the start of our journey has enabled us to support our franchise owners to grow strong and successful businesses of their own.

"One of our values is Unity and across our head office team and our franchise owners, this value is evident every day. As we’ve grown, we’ve kept our values at the heart of everything we do and that has enabled our staff and our franchise owners to buy into the vision and join us on the journey.”

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Pip Wilkins, Chief Executive of the BFA said: “Our huge congratulations to Revive!, on this tremendous win. We had some fantastic entries this year but theirs really stood out from the crowd. We would like to thank them for being such great ambassadors for the BFA and for representing the very best in UK franchising.”

UK Head of Franchise, Commercial Banking at sponsors HSBC Bank Gillian Morris said: “The diversity of franchising on display at tonight’s awards ceremony – across so many brands and sectors – demonstrates the strength and reach of the industry.

"Choosing a winner is never easy and I’d like to join Pip in thanking everyone who entered and send our warm congratulations to Revive! on this very well-deserved award.”


Peter Davison is deputy editor of The Business Magazine. He has spent his life in journalism – doing work experience in newsrooms in and around Bristol while still at school, and landing his first job on a local newspaper aged 19. By 28 he was the youngest newspaper editor in the country.

An early advocate of online news, he spent the first years of the 2000s telling his bosses that the internet posed both the biggest opportunity and greatest threat to the newspaper industry and the art of journalism. He was right on both counts.

Since 2006 he has enjoyed a career as a freelance journalist. He lives in rural Wiltshire with one wife, two children, and three cats.

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