International tool distributor extends network with three new franchisees Written by Aimee Bradshaw Published on 22 July 2013 Our experts We are a team of writers, experimenters and researchers providing you with the best advice with zero bias or partiality. Written and reviewed by: Aimee Bradshaw Senior Writer Mark Willgoose (pictured), Andy Flynn and Chris Wood are the newest franchisee recruits to join mobile tools franchise, Mac Tools, part of the £7bn global organisation Stanley Black and Decker.The new franchisees are now providing tool specialist services to Chesterfield, Stroud and Darlington, joining an existing network of over 115 UK franchisees.Former sales manager Willgoose, of the Chesterfield territory, made the decision to join the brand after becoming a father and seeking a career change to support his new circumstances:“The Mac Tools package is a great opportunity to earn a good living. The training was very good and the on-going support is just brilliant.”Similarly ex-army diesel fitter, Flynn of Mac Tools Darlington, along with field service technician, Wood of the Stroud territory, were also looking for new career paths and are now enjoying being their own boss.Currently achieving 25% year-on year growth, Mac Tools has franchise packages available for £50,000 which includes a fully-fitted van, starter stock and working capital.The brand also provides franchisees with an on-going training programme which includes support from its regional franchise manager as well as continuous on-the job training and advice.Commenting on his new venture with Mac Tools, Flynn said:“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. I am out on the road at the start of something new and exciting.”Wood added: “As a mechanic I always used the Mac Tools brand so I believe in the product I’m selling 100%.”To find out more about becoming a franchisee for Mac Tools, click here. Share this post facebook twitter linkedin Written by: Aimee Bradshaw Senior Writer Aimee is Startups' resident expert in business tech, products, and services. She loves a great story and enjoys chatting to the startups and small business community. Starting her own egg delivery business from the age of 12, she has a healthy respect for self-starters and local services.