Mac Tools broadens franchise network with its second female franchisee

Kate Kent opens tool distributor franchise in Essex

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International tool distributor Mac Tools, part of global organisation Stanley Black & Decker, has announced that it has signed its second female franchisee to its chain.

Kate Kent has followed in the footsteps of her partner Adrian Griggs, who already works for Mac Tools, to open her own franchise in Essex.

Kent, a former teaching assistant, made the decision to join the tool distributor after catching “the Mac Tools bug” while working with her fiancé and has since begun operating for the chain.

Founded in 1938 in the US, Mac Tools has grown to become the “trusted” tool specialists for technicians in the automotive industry and claims that within the last three years it has achieved a 25% year-on-year growth rate.

Franchise packages are available nationwide from £3,750 and franchisees receive a fully-equipped vehicle and training about the products and sales techniques alongside business mentoring.

Discussing her new venture with Mac Tools, Kent commented: “I love being part of Mac Tools, it feels like one big family and everyone’s passion for the business shines through – it’s infectious.

“The ongoing support from Mac Tools has also been fantastic, it doesn’t stop with the initial training. I had support on the road with me for two weeks and the franchise team, customer services and other franchisees are always on the other end of the phone if you ever need any help.”

On becoming the second female to join a male-dominated company, Kent added:

“I think I get a better reception as being a woman in this business is a novelty to my customers.”

To find out more about becoming a franchisee for Mac Tools, email or call 08450 6000 60.

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