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SMART vehicle franchise network Revive! celebrates record year of financial growth

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27 April 2022

SMART vehicle repair specialists, Revive! Auto Innovations has announced a record year of financial growth in 2021/2022, putting the company on course to reach its five-year growth plan announced last month.

The Rugby-based company which provides high-quality mobile SMART repairs through its 50-strong franchisees, oversaw an impressive network turnover of £15.3 million in the last financial year, representing a 41 per cent increase from the 2020/2021 figure of £10.8 million and even a 21 per cent increase from pre-pandemic turnover of £12.7 million.

Revive! also generated record turnover in all three of its revenue streams, with the firm’s retail, dealership and national accounts enjoying substantial growth of 41 per cent, 43 per cent and 38 per cent, respectively.

This comes after the network’s recently announced plan to recruit 200 technicians and grow annual sales to £40m.

Revive! managing director of sales and marketing, Mark Llewellyn, commented: “We are thrilled to announce our impressive financial accounts for 2021/2022. Our excellent financial performance is a testament to the fantastic work of our employees and franchisees alike, who all work incredibly hard to deliver the very best for our customers.

“Significantly, we also outperformed our turnover in 2019/2020, meaning not only have we navigated the economic shock of the COVID-19 pandemic and all the challenges that came with it, but actually successfully adapted to the new marketplace to come back stronger and better than ever before.

“And if 2022’s accounts thus far are anything to go by, it is clear our employees are up to the challenge of surpassing last year’s figures. No doubt, we will be watching our progress closely to ensure we set yet another record year and grow with our franchisees.”


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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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