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  • Published on: December 17, 2015

    ‘Great To Work With’ is how Mac Tools describes itself and this is no idle boast as, for the second year running, the company has won the prestigious Continuous Improvement award at the annual Smith & Henderson Best Franchise Awards. The award was presented after Smith & Henderson asked franchisees from multiple businesses to anonymously score their franchisor on everything...

  • Published on: December 11, 2015

    As 2015 draws to a close the Mac Tools family of franchise holders continues to grow, as three new franchisees hit the road this month. For Anthony Halsey, Wayne Garrood and Paul Archer, the opportunity to become their own boss was the key to their choosing to take on a Mac Tools franchise, safe in the knowledge that they could combine the advantages of self-employment with the security of being...

  • Published on: December 1, 2015

    Mac Tools products are extremely popular among motor technicians and it’s not hard to see why, given the quality and diversity of the range on offer. It is first-hand experience using them in garage environments that gives many of the company’s franchise holders their first experience of the brand. This is the case for the two newest recruits to the Mac Tools family; Steve Price and...

  • Published on: October 31, 2015

    To mark the 101st anniversary of the First World War, the Race of Remembrance is being run by the Mission Motorsport charity at Anglesey International circuit, Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th November 2015. During the event 45 race teams will compete in a 1,000km endurance race and among the drivers there will be Mac Tools sponsored, Afghanistan veteran and double amputee Davie Birrell. During a...

  • Published on: October 30, 2015

    Mac Tools franchise holders make their businesses thrive by getting out on the road and servicing their customers’ needs. This commitment and determination to succeed can be seen in the examples set by Andy Harvey and Glenn Carpenter, who have been Mac men for six and 12 months respectively. Andy and Glenn have taken time out of their schedules to talk about their experiences of life on the...

  • Published on: October 5, 2015

    Mac Tools is enjoying another successful year with more people than ever joining right now. September 2015 has seen the tool distribution business add no less than six new franchise holders to its national programme - a record for the company. The six new members of the Mac Tools family include former motor mechanics, sales staff, as well as a franchisee with a background in production...

  • Published on: August 26, 2015

    Mac Tools is looking forward to meeting potential new franchisees during The National Franchise Exhibition, which is taking place atBirmingham’s NEC over 2nd and 3rd of October 2015. A regular exhibitor at The National Franchise Exhibition, Mac Tools is a full member of the British Franchise Association and part of Stanley Black & Decker, a £7 billion plus global organisation...

  • Published on: August 26, 2015

    People from a wide range of backgrounds choose to join Mac Tools every month. Some know of the brand through first-hand experience while others come to it through exploring franchise options. However they discover Mac Tools, one thing is for certain; they are all determined to succeed as Mac Men. Chris Lambert’s story is a familiar one. After spending 13 years in automotive workshops,...

  • Published on: July 20, 2015

    Joining Mac Tools offers people life-changing opportunities. Franchisees join the Mac Tools family from a diverse range of backgrounds; whether it be from a career as an automotive technician, a life in sales, or the construction industry, there are no barriers to success with the world-renowned tool business as the latest new recruits ably prove. Steve Reid, who is going on the road with Mac...

  • Published on: July 17, 2015

    People join the Mac Tools family from a diverse range of backgrounds. Many of those who take on a Mac Tools franchise go into the business with no previous experience of the tool industry, but the support and training they receive before going on the road ensures their success. One such story is Gus Maclean who, prior to joining Mac Tools, worked in sales as a Regional Director in sports...

  • Published on: June 26, 2015

    With an operation that already has over 140 franchise holders, Mac Tools is continuing its strong expansion as it welcomes four new starters in June 2015. Colin Wingfield While both Colin Wingfield and Steve Angell feature the automotive industry strongly in their careers, Neil Whitford and Dave Drayton who come from varied working backgrounds show how accommodating Mac Tools is towards...

  • Published on: May 29, 2015

    The ongoing success of Mac Tools is down to its franchisees whose sales continue to drive the business forward and the growth looks set carry on as more sales professionals make the move to self-employment with the tool specialist. Andy Harvey knows the secret of successful sales as he can look back on a 14-year long career as sales manager with a BMW motorcycle specialist prior to making the...

  • Published on: April 30, 2015

    Mac Tools’ franchise operation continues to grow as more new starters hit the road with the tool supply business. When it comes to the backgrounds of people taking on a Mac Tools franchise there really are no limits. Naturally, there are many who come to Mac Tools from an automotive background, people who have seen and used the tools and from having had that first-hand experience are keen...

  • Published on: April 30, 2015

    Marcus Webb joined Mac Tools’ UK network in October 2014 when he took on the franchise for the Cambridge area, joining a network of over 130 trusted distributors. With six months of life on the road behind him he is now happier than ever about his decision. Marcus, a qualified mechanical engineer, had wanted to work for himself for some time and following redundancy he made the decision to...

  • Published on: March 30, 2015

    Mac Tools unveils its support and sponsorship of the Wix Racing team in its contention for the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) and PBM Kawasaki, the British Superbike (BSB) team looking to retain its crown following rider Shane Byrne’s record fourth Championship win in 2014. Part of £7billion tool manufacturer Stanley Black and Decker’s Global Tools &...

  • Published on: March 27, 2015

    Mac Tools franchisees often refer to being part of a family and this ethos can be clearly seen in the way in which they have all come together this year to support disabled army veteran Davie Birrell as he competes as a driver in a national motor sport championship. Like many young boys, Davie Birrell dreamed of being a racing driver. However, the cost of taking part in motor sport meant it had...

  • Published on: February 19, 2015

    2015 marks an important milestone for Mac Tools. It was 25 years ago in 1990 that the first Mac Tools distributor hit the road in the UK. Now, with more than 130 franchise holders in the country with access to a global product line in excess of 42,000 items, the company’s original vision of delivering an impeccable level of tool quality and service to automotive professionals via a mobile...

  • Published on: January 30, 2015

    Working in construction, social housing and civil engineering may seem like a diverse selection of careers, but these are the backgrounds of Andy Betts, Glenn Upton, and Mark Robinson who have all marked the New Year by joining Mac Tools as franchisees. The three new recruits join an operation that includes over 130 other franchisees around the country, and is part of the £7billion global...

  • Published on: January 30, 2015

    As the dust settles on the New Year, Mac Tools can look back on a very successful 2014. The business, which is part of the Stanley Black & Decker group, a £7billion global organisation employing over 30,000 people worldwide and owner of the world famous Stanley Black & Decker, Facom, DeWalt and Britool Expert brands, has seen sustained growth, which included 25 new franchisees take...

  • Published on: January 20, 2015

    Mac Tools welcomed two new franchisees into the fold in December 2014: Sean Sowley (Scunthorpe) and Chris Allen (Torquay). Sean Sowley has a strong background in tool sales, and with many years of experience behind him, Sean felt that he could put his skills to better use working for himself in his own business. Realising the time was right to make a change, he started to explore franchise...

  • Published on: November 27, 2014

    The appeal of self-employment is easy to understand and with a Mac Tools franchise it can become a reality. It is becoming increasingly apparent that a background in the automotive industry is not a requirement either, as proven by former teacher turned publican Craig Simon. Craig who is now looking to the future as a Mac Tools franchisee already knew how to run a business before he took on his...

  • Published on: November 27, 2014

    An increasing number of new Mac Tools franchisees are joining the network because they have seen family members and partners enjoying the benefits and rewards that the opportunity offers. Kate Griggs, John Booth and Andrew Mellis joined Mac Tools for precisely this reason. Choosing to take on a franchise and become self-employed is a big decision in anyone’s life. When Adrian Griggs became...

  • Published on: October 31, 2014

    People from backgrounds as diverse as B2B sales and working on HGVs are realising the advantages of self-employment, and the benefits it offers for their futures. Now, four more people have taken that step as they go on the road to success with a Mac Tools franchise, transferring existing skills and knowledge to their new career. Father of two, Wayne Harriman, had previously worked for himself...

  • Published on: October 31, 2014

    Earlier this year Rob Cawley took his life in a completely different direction. After 10 years in the army he became a Mac Tools franchisee, joining over 125 other distributors in the ever-growing network. Rob, aged 36, saw a good deal of active service during his time in the Royal Engineers, which included two tours ofAfghanistan. Rob’s first tour saw him involved in construction, while...

  • Published on: September 25, 2014

    Mac Tools welcomed Peter Tully to itsUKnetwork in March 2014 when he took on a franchise joining a network of over 125 trusted distributors. Now, with six months in the role under his belt, he couldn’t be happier about his decision. Tully’s Mac Tools franchise coversCornwall, an area he knows well, since it is where he was born and bred. Starting completely from scratch, he has put...

  • Published on: September 25, 2014

    A Car Sales Consultant and a Sports Leisure Regional Director may at first appearance not have anything in common, but these are the previous occupations of the two newest franchisees to join the Mac Tools distribution network in the UK.  Former Car Sales Consultant, Jordanne Moy, has already made a success of being a woman in a man’s world, and now, at the age of 23, she is making...

  • Published on: January 9, 2014

    As 2013 draws in, Mac Tools are laying the foundations for a successful 2014 already. Mac Tools are proud to welcome four new Mac men to the team this month. Alan Myers Jow, Stephen Hindmarch, Daniel Briggs-Price and Andrew Goodall have all set out on the road in their brand new Mac Tools vans. Mac Tools is part of Stanley Black & Decker, a £7+ billion global organisation employing over...

  • Published on: November 20, 2013

    Kate Kent has recently become the second female Mac Tools franchisee. Kate was working as a teaching assistant in a local school when she started helping out her fiancé, Adrian Griggs, who is already a Mac Man, during the school holidays. Kate enjoyed helping Adrian so much that she decided to open her own franchise. Mac Tools franchisees are the trusted tool specialists for professional...

  • Published on: July 23, 2013

    A Sales Manager, Field Service Technician and a Diesel Fitter. What do they have in common? They are all off to a great new start in their dedicated Mac Tools franchise territories. Mac Tools is part of Stanley Black & Decker, a £7+ billion global organisation employing over 30,000 people worldwide and owner of the world famous brands such as DeWalt, Facom and Britool Expert. Over the...

  • Published on: June 28, 2013

    Four new Mac Man have joined the Mac Tools franchise network this month. Alex Wray, James McMurdo, James McCue, and Steve Davis have just finished their initial training and are now off on the road in their respective new territories. Mac Tools is part of Stanley Black & Decker, a £7+ billion global organisation employing over 30,000 people worldwide and owner of the world famous...

  • Published on: June 11, 2013

    Mac Tools is going from strength to strength with the introduction of a new and innovative Development and Training Programme. The new programme is spear-headed by Australian-born Franchise Training and Development Manager Stephen Gotz. Stephen has over 20 years of experience in the franchise industry and joined Mac Tools 18 months ago as a National Franchise Manager. He is now looking forward...

  • Published on: April 22, 2013

    Mac Tools welcomes a further three new franchisees to their UK network. Neil Dulson, Andy Davies, and Steve Marchant are the latest additions to join the network of over 115 trusted Mac Tools UK distributors.Mac Tools are part of Stanley Black & Decker, a £7 billion organisation employing over 30,000 people worldwide. They are also the owner of the world famous Facom, Britool Expert and...

  • Published on: February 27, 2013

    Mac Tools celebrated their Franchisee of the Year 2012 awards last weekend with record results across their franchise network. Business is booming and their franchisees are seeking to outperform each other as part of a friendly competition every year. Mac Tools is part of Stanley Black & Decker, an $11+ billion global organisation employing over 30,000 people worldwide and owner of the...