Three new franchisees join Mac Tools network

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A trio of new franchisees have joined tool retailers Mac Tools, adding to a network of more than 115 distributors in the UK. Franchisees Neil Dulson, Andy Davies and Steve Marchant are the latest additions to the franchise network, which allows its franchisees to sell professional tools to trade businesses in their local area. Mac Tools is part of American tool giant Stanley Black & Decker, which employs more than 30,000 people worldwide and is worth an estimated £7bn. A Mac Tools franchise package costs £50,000, which includes the costs of stock, business and marketing training and the provision of ongoing support from a business development manager. New franchisee Steve Marchant commented: “After initial approaches and investigations, I thought I could see an opportunity, at 55 years old, to improve my standard of living, improve my job satisfaction, improve my retirement outlook and hopefully build a business that can be kept in the family. After days out with other franchisees I saw what can be achieved after one year, 10 years and 12 years. The rewards, job enjoyment and satisfaction were obvious and lead to an easy decision to pursue the chance of becoming a Mac-man.” Andy Davies added: “The training and support network make such a difference. They want me to succeed and, even though I have a sales background and no motor trade background, I feel very much at home at Mac Tools. “My first month has been a learning curve and hard work but I have already sold my first toolbox, which was definitely my favourite moment so far. I believe that people buy form people, so customer rapport and service are key to long-term success.”

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