A sales manager, field service technician and a diesel fitter. What do they have in common? They have all begun new adventures as business owners in their dedicated Mac Tools franchise territories.
Sales manager Mark Willgoose (pictured) has recently become a father and decided it was time for a change in career. He completed Mac Tools’s 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. 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,” says Mark, Mac Tools Chesterfield.
“I have always wanted my own business, 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%,” said Chris, Mac Tools Stroud.
Andy was 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 as their Darlington franchisee.
“I had just finished a 22-year career and I was looking for a challenging career for another 22 years,” he said. “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. But 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.”