Start your own business with Mac Tools, awarded Best Van-based Franchise 2017 at the Best Franchise Awards – based on franchisee feedback. Part of the world’s largest tool manufacturer, Stanley Black & Decker.

Mac Tools

In the UK
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Earn a six-figure income, get a better work/life balance and be the master of your own future – all from an investment of just £5,000, with NO ongoing royalties. As a Mac franchisee, you’ll sell world-class tools from a fully stocked van – your mobile showroom – to local customers such as car dealerships, automotive repair shops, manufacturing units, and engineering companies.

Starting your own business as part of the Mac Tools family gives you the support, systems and products to succeed, with benefits including:

  • Low start-up costs: invest from just £5,000 to hit the road.
  • Guidance, training and mentoring from your own passionate support team.
  • Multiple revenue streams from four core brands widens your customer base.
  • Be part of a group of immensely proud, like-minded business owners.
  • Build regular, growing income streams with customers paying by installments.
  • Continuous innovation of new exciting products keeps your customers engaged

You’ll also enjoy unrivalled marketing power locally from our national initiatives, including sponsorships in the BTCC and British Superbikes and regular appearances on national TV shows that keep your brand in the spotlight.


You’ll enjoy a dedicated support team for your business with decades of industry experience. If you have the right attitude, we will guide you on the road to success.

Committed to providing the guidance and support each Mac Man and Mac Lady requires to reach their goals, our team of mentors live and breathe our brand – you won’t find people more passionate about their franchisees’ success!

You’ll enjoy business planning support and check-ups; twice-yearly conferences; and in-territory mentoring from launch onwards! We’re a multi-award-winning brand, including several accolades based on confidential feedback from our franchisees. We care about your success.

  • Follow the business model and you can make a six-figure income
  • A proven route to becoming your own boss, with 170+ franchisees in the UK
  • Prime territories available throughout the UK and Ireland
  • Invest from just £5K with no ongoing royalties or hidden extras

Is it time you made the world your own?

  • The Right Tools For The Right Job

    The Right Tools For The Right Job

    “I wanted the extra support but also to keep autonomy of my working life which was why I ended up going with Mac Tools.” Germaine Ash became a Mac Tools franchisee in March of 2015. Based in Redditch – Worcestershire, Germaine comes from a backgr...

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  • Petrol Head Looks To Run His Own Business

    Petrol Head Looks To Run His Own Business

    “I was nervous to begin with but really didn’t need to be; I started with 10-15 garages and now I visit 25-30 per day.” Anthony Halsey, who joined Mac Tools in November 2015, with his franchise in Paignton, is a qualified mechanic. He had worked his ...

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  • A Chance To Be In Control

    A Chance To Be In Control

    “I didn’t want to work for somebody else. I wanted to be in control of my own business, so for me, Mac Tools just ticked so many boxes.” Neil Whitford is a franchisee for Mac Tools who covers the Skipton area, he became a franchisee back in May 2015....

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  • Former Mechanic Paves The Road To Success

    Former Mechanic Paves The Road To Success

    “You are the face of your business but it’s the support you get behind the scenes that’s the most important part for me.” David Bancroft has been the proud owner of Mac Tools Dagenham since October 2015. David began his career as a truck mechan...

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  • Tooled Up And Ready To Go

    Tooled Up And Ready To Go

    “You know that you’re starting with a known product and a reputable brand so you have credibility from the get go, plus all the major marketing is more or less done for you which takes a lot of things off my plate to help me focus on building my busine...

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  • Tools For The Perfect Balance

    Tools For The Perfect Balance

    “I wouldn’t want to start a business without a brand or backing because no one would know who you are! Mac Tools has a widely recognised brand name and a customer base which is already established, you just need to build up your reputation and visit th...

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  • Cars, stars and raising the bar: Mac Tools franchisees celebrate at Tool Fair

    Cars, stars and raising the bar: Mac Tools franchisees celebrate at Tool Fair

    30th March 2018

    The Mac Tools franchise network recently came together to celebrate that the brand’s latest Tool Fair. The elements proved no match for Mac Tools as the franchise network, their families and the Mac support team overcame the recent snow to celebrate toge...

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  • Mac Tools Shortlisted for National Franchising Innovation Award

    Mac Tools Shortlisted for National Franchising Innovation Award

    7th March 2018

    Mac Tools has been shortlisted at the UK’s most prestigious franchise awards, after being named as a finalist in the Award for Innovation category of the bfa HSBC Franchise Awards 2018. The awards are the longest established in the franchise sector and featu...

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  • Mac Tools Named UK’s Best Van-Based Franchise

    Mac Tools Named UK’s Best Van-Based Franchise

    5th December 2017

    Mac Tools has been named the UK’s leading van-based franchise after confidential feedback from its franchisees in an independent survey saw it win the ‘Man in a Van’ category at the 2017 Best Franchise Awards. Three finalists were named for the award, ba...

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  • Desire to Set His Own Rewards Drives 20-Year-Old into Business

    Desire to Set His Own Rewards Drives 20-Year-Old into Business

    29th November 2017

    While many 20-year-olds are counting the days until the weekend, Harry Lord was counting something altogether different – the cost of the ceiling on his earnings potential. When he returned to his customer service role after a month of travelling, Harry quic...

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  • Young guns Prominent in Quartet of New Mac Tools Franchisees

    Young guns Prominent in Quartet of New Mac Tools Franchisees

    29th November 2017

    Mac Tools has welcomed four new franchisees to its family of business owners, including the youngest person to ever start in the network and a second that’s just turned 21. At 19 years old, Keiran Smith becomes one of the UK’s youngest franchisees after la...

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  • Franchisee Feedback sees Mac Tools Shortlisted for Best Mobile Franchise

    Franchisee Feedback sees Mac Tools Shortlisted for Best Mobile Franchise

    23rd November 2017

    Positive feedback from franchisees in an independent survey has seen Mac Tools shortlisted as one of just three finalists in the ‘Man in a Van’ category at the Best Franchise Awards 2017. The awards are unique in franchising in that they are based exclusiv...

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  • Why I Decided to Join the Mac Tools Franchise

    Why I Decided to Join the Mac Tools Franchise

    15th August 2017

    Introducing two of our new starters.. Previously self-employed optician Paul Cross, Mac Tools Wolverhampton was looking for a new venture. “I wanted a business I can grow, which would be an asset for me in the future,” Paul explains. Starting a new busines...

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  • A Family Business!

    A Family Business!

    11th August 2017

    It’s not every day a husband and wife set up to run their own separate businesses, let alone in the same sector. How much more amazing is it when their son leads the way! Husband & wife team Graham & Kerry Flatman were already actively looking for ...

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  • Mac Tools Sponsor BTCC

    Mac Tools Sponsor BTCC

    31st March 2017

    At Tool Fair earlier this month, Mac Tools announced that they are the title sponsor for Ciceley Motorsport and Adam Morgan Racing for the official British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) 2017 season. The British Touring Car Championship is one of the best-lov...

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  • Tooling Up For the Year Ahead

    Tooling Up For the Year Ahead

    1st January 2017

    Mac Tools franchisees are now back at work and they’re looking forward to the Mac Tools annual Tool Fair. This Tool Fair will be taking place in March and gives franchisees the opportunity to meet both the Head Office team and the rest of their network. One ...

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  • Mac Through the Generations

    Mac Through the Generations

    30th December 2016

    Stephen Rollo, owner of Mac Tools Greenock, has been part of Mac Tools for three years and has been so pleased with the success of his business that he has decided to take a step back and pass the business down to his son, Stuart. At the age of just 25, Stuart...

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  • Hitting the Road to Success

    Hitting the Road to Success

    30th November 2016

    Mark Doig is celebrating six successful months in business as a Mac Man. When he joined Mac Tools, he was more used to dealing with numbers than screwdrivers and wrenches. As a trained accountant, Mark didn’t let his lack of experience in the tool industry s...

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  • Gary Teasdale (Cumbria)

    Gary Teasdale (Cumbria)

    “When I joined Mac Tools, I wanted the backing of a larger company without the risk of starting from scratch. There’s more strength in the business when you’re part of a large brand.”

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  • Paul Bloxham (Nuneaton)

    Paul Bloxham (Nuneaton)

    “As a welder and fabricator, I had no experience of the automotive or tools sectors, but after a colleague of mine built up a successful business as a Mac Tools franchisee, I decided to give it a go himself. Thirteen years on, I have not looked back.I...

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  • Anthony Halsey (Paignton)

    Anthony Halsey (Paignton)

    “Mac Tools give you the flexibility to run your own business. You’re not dictated to about how you run the business as long as you stick to the model. It’s your own business but you have the Mac Tools brand on the side of your van.”

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  • Steve Price (Stoke)

    Steve Price (Stoke)

    “The support from Mac Tools has been excellent. There’s always someone at the other end of the phone to answer questions and we have Regional Franchise Managers who are also contactable for support should we need anything.”

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  • William Briggs-Price, 29

    William Briggs-Price, 29

    “I’ve always worked in the automotive sector in main dealers as a technician. However, I’ve had the desire to be my own boss for much of my working life. After researching the options available to set up my own business, I decided to open a M...

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