Many Roads Lead To Mac Tools
A Sales Manager, a 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 £7bn+ global organisation employing over 30,000 people worldwide and owner of the world famous brands such as DeWalt, Facom and Britool Expert. Over the last three years, Mac Tools has achieved 25 per cent year-on-year growth in what is considered to be a flat market.
Sales Manager Mark Willgoose has recently become a father and decided it was time for a change in career. He completed Mac Tools’ comprehensive training programme alongside Diesel Fitter, Andy Flynn, and Field Service Technician, Chris Wood. He then received hands-on support from his Regional Franchise Manager for the first two weeks out on the road as well as regular support from a dedicated team of staff at the European Headquarters in Sheffield.
“The Mac Tools package is a great opportunity to earn a good living," said Willgoose, of Mac Tools Chesterfield. "The training was very good and the ongoing support is just brilliant, no one is ever more than a phone call away. I felt very welcome and you don’t realise how much you have learned until you put it into practice. My favourite moment so far was my first day out by myself, making sure that everything I had learned comes into practice.”
Mac Tools franchisees are the trusted tool specialists for the professional technician at car dealerships, automotive repair shops, manufacturing units, and engineering companies. The Mac Tools line consists of over 18,000 professional tools including screwdrivers, ratchets, wrenches, and assorted air tools, as well as its own toolboxes. This particularly appealed to Wood.
“I have always wanted my own business," explains Wood, of Mac Tools Stroud. "So I can be responsible for my own destiny and success. As a mechanic I always used the Mac Tools brand so I believe in the product I’m selling 100 per cent.”
Flynn worked in the Army for 22 years. His army career has taken him across the world and he is now looking forward to a new adventure with Mac Tools.
“I had just finished a 22 year career and I was looking for a challenging career for another 22 years," added Flynn, of Mac Tools Darlington. "I went to The National Franchise Exhibition in Birmingham last October and came across the Mac Tools franchise. I had worked with their tools in workshops before but I wasn’t aware of their franchise opportunity. It immediately appealed to me. It really fitted my profile and I knew the products were great. It was like starting a new era when I picked up my van last week. Now it’s real and that made me speechless – well almost! I am out on the road at the start of something new and exciting.”