Mac Tools expands reach with four new franchisees

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Tool distributor franchise Mac Tools has announced the addition of four new franchisees to its UK network in territories across the state.

Franchisees Alex Wray, James McMurdo, James McCue and Steve Davis have completed their initial training with the Mac Tools network, in which franchisees sell a range of tools and equipment to trade businesses in their territory.

Mac Tools is part of US trade equipment giant Stanley Black and Decker, which employs more than 30,000 people worldwide and is valued at more than £7bn.

Over the last three years Mac Tools claims it has achieved year-on-year growth of 25% in a sector largely considered to be a flat market.

A Mac Tools franchise costs £50,000 which incorporates the cost of the stock as well as business and marketing training and continuing support from a business development manager.

Steve Davis, new Mac Tools franchisee for Worksop, 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 McMurdo, new franchisee for Dunbarton, added: “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.”

For more information on becoming a franchisee call 08450 6000 60 or email

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