Revive! trio shine at the BFA/HSBC franchisee awards
Adam Holmes, Andrew Blackhurst and Nathan Holmes, of Revive! Auto Innovations, have won the top title of BFA/HSBC Franchisee of the Year. They also won the category for Customer Service Franchisee of the Year.
The judges were impressed with the trio who joined the vehicle paint and bodywork repair franchise in 2007 and have grown their business into a vibrant and customer-centric company, which has a fleet of eight vans, a static workshop and employs 14 people.
On winning the title, Adam Holmes said: “We are absolutely delighted. This award is testament to our fantastic staff, top quality training and the very high standard of work on which we pride ourselves.”
This year there was also a special judges award, which went to Zak Patel, of O2 in Leeds. The award was in recognition of his pioneering campaign to provide access to technology for the visually impaired.
The main title was open to the winners of the six categories of the awards, who each won £1,000, with an overall top prize of £10,000. The awards are supported by HSBC.
Andy Brattesani, UK head of franchising at HSBC, said: “These business owners are outstanding examples of British entrepreneurial excellence. Each has excelled for their vision, growth and community work, maximising the advantages of the franchise model by adding their own drive and ambition. Congratulations to them all.”
Pip Wilkins, chief executive of the BFA, added: “Every year the standard gets better and it gets harder to make our decisions. Our winners showcase the diversity found in franchising. They’ve truly demonstrated their flair for business alongside a local focus and we’re proud to recognise them with the highest honours in the sector.”