Franchisees find their ideal franchise with Mac Tools

As prospective franchisees will know, researching for your ideal franchise is not an easy task, but here the franchisees of Mac Tools have found their perfect opportunity

Finding a franchise that meets your needs can be daunting; Colin Childs, Dean Fitzgerald and Phil Brown have found theirs in Mac Tools and took to the road earlier last year.

Mac Tools is part of Stanley Black & Decker, an $11 billion global organisation employing over 30,000 people worldwide and owner of the world famous Stanley Black & Decker, Britool Expert, Facom and DeWalt brands.

Phil had been an automotive technician for nine years when he decided that it was time to become his own boss. The Mac Tools quality and service convinced him to run his own Mac Tools franchise in Swindon. “I used to be a technician and found out about the Mac Tools franchise through our Mac Tools distributor. The first few weeks on the road have been hard work but I am enjoying it; it’s been a real eye opener,” says Phil.

Mac Tools franchisees have access to an 18,000-strong product line of professional tools including ratchets, wrenches and assorted air tools, as well as toolboxes. Colin, Dean and Phil are now part of a network of 115 trusted UK franchisees that distribute professional tools to customers such as car dealerships, automotive repair shops, manufacturing units and engineering companies.

Colin has been an automotive sales manager for eight years and is now distributing Mac Tools products in Lowestoft. “I am now 43 years old and I have worked in the motor trade as a sales manager for many years. I feel the time is now right for me to be able to take greater control over my own future. I chose the Mac Tools franchise because it provides me with the right balance between income and leisure time,” explains Colin.

Dean’s brother - in-law operates the Mac Tools franchise in Kent and seeing him fulfil his dreams made Dean realise that it was time to exchange the wheel of his lorry with that of his new Mac Tools van in Coalville.

He completed Mac Tools’ comprehensive initial training along with Colin and Phil. He then received hands-on support from his Regional Franchise Manager, as well as regular support from a dedicated team of staff at the European headquarters in Sheffield. “The training was really great and it provided me with a real grounding of knowledge. My first few weeks out on the road have been brilliant as all of the garages are really receptive,” exclaims Dean.

Existing Mac Tools franchisees are typically earning gross profits ranging from £50,000 to £75,000 from one territory and there are various territories available across the country. Our territories typically include around 180 automotive locations making it bigger than those of similar franchise opportunities.