Over 145 attended the dinner and awards which was held at the Stratford Manor Hotel on Saturday 3 March. After a ‘state of the nation’ address from Revive! managing director Mark Llewellyn the packed programme for the day began.
Former BFA chairman and current BFA trustee Melvin Lusty shared his thoughts on national accounts, as well as the 2011 BFA Franchisee of the Year Award winners Catharine and Mike Chalton from Home Instead Senior Care.
The attendees were then treated to a technical product showcase where suppliers had an opportunity to demonstrate new products and techniques.
The conference ended on a high note when the awards were presented by Revive! directors Mark Llewellyn and Terry Mullen and conference sponsors MKPE, AkzoNobel and 3M. Russell Hudson, owner of Revive West Lincolnshire won the Franchisee of the Year Award for the second year running. Other awards were made to:
- Nathan Holmes Revive! Cambridge (Franchisee Progress Award),
- Adam Smith Revive! Luton (Outstanding Service Award),
- Richard Williamson Revive! Watford (Outstanding Sales Award)
- Scott Atkinson Revive! Leicester South (Excellence in National Accounts Award).
Revive! specialises in repairing minor scuffs and scrapes to vehicle bodywork and alloy wheels. It has the largest network of smart repairers in the UK and is the first to have ATA accredited technicians. As the preferred supplier of SMART repairs t o major car dealerships and fleet operators its customers include Alfa Romeo Fiat, Lex Autolease and Mercedes.
Said Revive! managing director Mark Llewellyn: “It has been a fantastic year for Revive! We’ve worked long and hard to raise the standards within the cosmetic smart repair industry and to establish the technique as a mainstream option for top quality small area paint work and wheel repair.
“There’s no doubt times are tough, but our network of technicians continue to grow their businesses through delivering excellence in quality and service, working together as a team to maintain Revive!’s reputation as the number one cosmetic smart repairer."
Smart repair is a quality, cost effective and time-saving alternative to taking the vehicle to a bodyshop for minor paintwork repairs. Costing far less than most insurance policy excesses, the work is carried out at a time and place to suit the customer, minimising vehicle downtime and protecting the owner’s no claims bonus.