MAC Tools

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    With a Mac Tools van franchise, you will be operating in a potential UK market of over £150 million. Mac Tools franchisees experience growth of between 5% and 10% per annum with average turnover in year 1 of £165k. Owning a Mac Tools franchise gives you the opportunity to build your own business and the flexibility to create the lifestyle you choose.

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    Alan Johnson - Franchisee Hamilton

    Alan Johnson joined the Mac Tools family in September of 2015. Based in Livingston, Alan lives at home with his fiancé and one child. Alan has spent most of his life working as a mechanic, but has also had stints as a telecom engineer and a radio communications engineer. After working in his last job for a few years, Alan decided it was time for a new challenge . When he saw that Mac Tools offered a franchising option, he knew immediately that it was the right option for him.

    “Mac Tools felt like the perfect opportunity for me because I had the product knowledge from being a mechanic previously and I had used Mac Tools as a customer a number of times before. I’ve been purchasing Mac Tools for well over 20 years now. I just happened to be on the Mac Tools website when I saw that they were offering it as a franchise. It only took me a couple of weeks after making first contact to opt in with them.”

    Having worked for himself in the past, he knew how hard it can be to find business and build up a reputation for yourself. For Alan, buying into a franchise was a much more attractive option.

    “Having worked as a mobile mechanic for myself in the past – I know how tough it can be and how it can sometimes be a struggle to find business for yourself. When I started to look for new opportunities, I was looking to go back into self-employment of some sort and franchising seemed like the best route for me to follow. You know that you’re starting with a known product and a reputable brand so you have credibility from the get go, plus all the major marketing is more or less done for you which takes a lot of things off my plate to help me focus on building my business.“

    The main priority for Alan with his new business venture was the flexible nature of the business allowing him to fit it around his lifestyle and his family.

    “More than anything, when I joined Mac Tools, I knew I wanted a better life for me and my family. I wanted the flexibility of working for myself, as well as the ability to work around my family when I need to. I’m now happier in myself and I enjoy the job on a day to day basis. I also make a good wage to top it all off!”
    Alan was impressed by the training and support that Mac Tools provided him when he first started, and has found their ongoing support reassuring as he knows it’s there whenever he needs it.

    “For my training I went out on a couple of van rides with a few of Mac Tools’ existing franchisees. I was also required to complete the two week training course in Sheffield at the Mac Tools headquarters, which I found very useful. They cover a lot of ground over the two weeks so it’s quite intense, but you come out at the end with all the skills and knowledge necessary for when you go out on the road.”

     “In terms of support, if I’m ever in need of any I can contact my Regional Manager. Personally, I only really make contact with him when I really need to. Most of the time I like to try to cope with most problems myself because I like to be in control of my own business. If I work the issue out myself I’ll remember how to deal with it in future. But it’s nice to know they’re there if ever I get stuck with anything.”

    Alan is overall really pleased with how the business has been going for him, and is looking to expand in the near future.
    “After initially feeling excited but anxious about it all, I’m very pleased with how things have turned out and I definitely made the right decision in choosing Mac Tools. If I ever got the chance to purchase a Mac Tools franchise again I definitely would. It works the way it should and it‘s straight forward. If you put the hours in there’s money to be made.”

     “As long as you do the maths and be sure to carry yourself through the first three months when money is tight, you won’t regret it!

    Be sure to go the extra mile to keep building your business. I recently set up a Facebook page for the business where I can let customers know about any promotions I may have on, as well as drumming up interest for new products
    – it has done very well for me.”
     “I’m now hopefully planning to have a second van in my territory, as I still think there’s room to grow. So I’ll be able to employ another person to assist with that.”


    Germaine Ash - Franchisee Redditch

     

    Germaine Ash became a Mac Tools franchisee in March of 2015. Based in Redditch - Worcestershire, Germaine comes from a background of engineering and design and also holds a degree in Industrial Design. After a run of previous jobs she didn’t enjoy and starting her own business, Germaine made the decision to become a franchisee. Since then, Mac Tools provided Germaine with the flexibility to fit her work in and around her personal life and the extra support and training which she wouldn’t have received in starting her own business.

    "Before starting with Mac Tools I’d previously worked as a design engineer, with gaming & quiz machines. I then decided to start my own business and found it really tricky! I found Mac Tools while looking for an alternative career path and they just seemed to tick all the boxes. I wanted the extra support but also to keep autonomy of my working life which was why I ended up going with Mac Tools."

    "The flexibility and generous living that the Mac Tools business provides was a big part of the appeal for me. Being able to fully fit my work around child care needs and even allowing me to take my dog with me in the van is a massive help! However, sometimes I do need to put in extra hours if a customer needs my help. It’s not all 9-5 but it’s definitely more flexible than employment."

    "Although Mac Tools offered me training and support in their business model, I knew a lot about the business side of things from running my own business previously although this is not a requirement when joining Mac Tools. I also had a good knowledge of tools and what’s involved with this area of work from past experience."

    Mac Tools were founded in 1938 over in the U.S.A, and expanded over to the U.K in 1990 and now have more than 150 franchises in the U.K. Mac Tools became part of the world’s largest tools manufacturer Stanley Black and Decker in 1980, who provide industrial tools and security products all around the world. They have a net worth of around $14.07 billion. Mac Tools franchises are distributors of what are generally considered as the best quality tools on the market and provide these tools to a variety of businesses and individuals.

    "The idea of working with the most trusted tool manufacturer in the world was a big plus to me, I’m familiar with the products they provide and that they have around 150 franchises in operation around the U.K alone so they know what they are doing."

    "It took a while before I came round to purchasing the Mac Tools franchise as I first had to sort out initial arrangements and I wanted to make sure this as a whole was right for me. The main worry for me when first purchasing the franchise was cost, as it can be a significant investment. I then discovered that Mac Tools provides a finance package to help with that. This is a great perk, as not many other franchises provides that kind of service."

    "The franchise package they provide you with in the end is more than worth the initial cost. Mac Tools provide ongoing training and allows you to operate under their brand which is great for reputability and support from a marketing perspective such as free of charge promotional materials and access to exclusive brand recognition deals. "

    With the business now going very well, Germaine is positive for the future."I really love what I do now, I’m incredibly happy that I decided to purchase the Mac Tools franchise. I’ve been living very comfortably since doing so. I love the social aspect of my job, being able to go out and talk to a wide variety of people is great and adds another layer of enjoyment to my work. "My plan for the future is to carry on with Mac Tools for maybe another 10 years or so up retirement, and then kick back to goat farming!"

     


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Brief Description About us

With a Mac Tools van franchise, you will be operating in a potential UK market of over £150 million. Mac Tools franchisees experience growth of between 5% and 10% per annum with average turnover in year 1 of £165k. Owning a Mac Tools franchise gives you the opportunity to build your own business and the flexibility to create the lifestyle you choose.

Who We Are
Who Are We Looking For
Earning Potential
Minimum Investment Level

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