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Mac attack: booming network growth for tool distribution franchise

Four new faces 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.

The Mac Tools network of over 115 franchisees is united by a common interest in a variety of motorsports.  Alex Wray has a keen interest in anything with an engine and wheels and Mac Tools’ backing of the superbikes MSS Bathams Kawasaki team as well as the BTCC Dynojet Racing team was something that appealed to him.

Alex, the new Reigate franchisee, explains: “During my last job as a motorcycle sales man I have been involved with events like the MotoGP. So the Mac Tools sponsorship of a British Superbike Championship team was just another box they ticked for me as they were putting something back into the market. 

“The general set-up of the franchise model was really appealing for me and when I met Chris, the Mac Tools franchise recruitment manager, and the other guys in the team, it just felt like the right decision. I was looking for something where I can bring all of the skills together that I have learnt in 30 years in the motor trade and the freedom of being out on the road by myself and to be my own boss also really appealed to me.”

Steve, who has taken on the Worksop territory, said: “The initial training was very informative and has really increased my confidence in my abilities to run my own business. The ongoing support has also been very good. My business development manager is really helpful, he comes out on the road with me and we get along really well.”   

James, Mac Tools Dundee, came across the franchise opportunity thanks to the distinct van livery used by the network. “I noticed the Mac Tools van out on the road and so I approached the franchisee, John Booth, who told me about everything that was involved,” he says. “I am good at sales and passionate about tools, so it is the perfect franchise for me.”

“I was made redundant from my last job and so I applied for a variety of jobs but also looked into running my own business. When I found out about Mac Tools and learned more about the business model, I knew that’s what I wanted to do. I know that with the backing of Mac Tools and a lot of hard work I will be successful,” added James McMurdo, Mac Tools Dumbarton.

Over the last three years Mac Tools have achieved 25% year-on-year growth in what they say is considered to be a flat market.

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