About Us

Earn a six-figure income, enjoy a rewarding work hard, play hard lifestyle – with an investment from just £25,000, with NO ongoing royalties.

Our franchisees sell world-class tools from fully equipped mobile showrooms – distinctive, fully liveried vans. Thanks to our award-winning training, you don’t need a background in the motor trade to thrive: our 150+ UK franchisees come from very diverse backgrounds…

  • Lewis Harwood was an ambitious mechanic looking for his next challenge
  • Former science teacher Debbie Gipp wanted to take control of her future
  • Ex-pub landlord Nick Cobb wanted to run his business with a support network around him

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

  • Multiple revenue streams from four core brands widen your customer base
  • Accessible initial investment: Invest from just £25K to start your business
  • Guidance, training and mentoring from your own passionate support team
  • Be part of a group of immensely proud, like-minded business owners
  • Build regular, growing income streams with customers paying by instalments
  • Continuous innovation of new exciting products to keep your customers engaged

Great to Work With

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 Franchisee 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 150+ franchisees in the UK
  • Prime territories available throughout the UK and Ireland
  • Build your business: create your own future!
  • Invest from £25K with no ongoing royalties or hidden extra costs

Is it time you made the world your own?

The next steps on your way to starting your business…

  • Initial discussion, CV & application form
  • Introductory presentation & meeting – let’s get to know each other
  • Van rides and Q&A with franchisees – Get to see the business in action
  • Final meeting & financial review with Mac Tools Leaders
  • Business set-up, training & business planning
  • LAUNCH, with full on-the-road support & 12-month training program!
  • Tools For The Perfect Balance

    Tools For The Perfect Balance

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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 h...

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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 Ma...

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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...

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  • From Schools to Tools

    From Schools to Tools

    It’s fair to say the Mac Tools franchisee in West Hertfordshire has an unusual background for a tool distributor: after 12 years as a teacher, Debbie Gipp swapped schools for tools and set up as a Mac lady! “It was the politics that had changed that made m...

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  • 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...

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  • It’s all in the brand for experienced tool dealer

    It’s all in the brand for experienced tool dealer

    Tony Kendrew discusses his professional and personal success with the tool franchise. Tony Kendrew arrived at Mac Tools after 12 years’ experience as a self-employed tools dealer – with personal insight into how important the Mac brand would be for his bus...

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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 ...

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  • Time For Change

    Time For Change

    “I needed a change, I wanted to do something different. I wanted to be my own boss.” Former technician Nathan James wanted more. More for his family, more for his future, and more freedom in his life. He was brave enough to do something about it. “I wasn...

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  • Cheers! Former Pub Landlord Becomes Award-winning Mac Man

    Cheers! Former Pub Landlord Becomes Award-winning Mac Man

    “I have a future that I control. For the first time in my life I’m solely in control of my own destiny.” It might not seem an obvious career move going from pulling pints to selling tools, but Nick Cobb had a plan in mind and no doubt that a little perso...

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  • Family ties highlight flying start to 2020

    Family ties highlight flying start to 2020

    26th March 2020

    Family ties highlight flying start to 2020 A family theme runs through Mac Tools early 2020 Training Days. The year is off to a high octane start at Mac Tools with training days for new franchisees completely full up in the first two months of 2020 – and a f...

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  • Meet the Mac Man Who Loves to Give Back

    Meet the Mac Man Who Loves to Give Back

    18th February 2019

    For Alan Johnson, franchising is about much more than just running his own business. After an award-winning start to life as a franchisee, he’s used his success to give as much back as possible to the wider Mac Tools network – including helping to shape th...

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  • Sizzling Summer for Mac Tools as Six New Vans Hit the Road

    Sizzling Summer for Mac Tools as Six New Vans Hit the Road

    9th August 2018

    In keeping with the weather it’s been a hot summer here at Mac Tools, with six newcomers hitting the road with their new business in June and July. Highlighting the sextet is experienced franchisee Petros Lambri, who has made a flying start in Enfield and To...

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  • Mac Tools Recruitment Manager to Speak at Franchising ‘Super Brands’ Event

    Mac Tools Recruitment Manager to Speak at Franchising ‘Super Brands’ Event

    27th June 2018

    Lesley Cobb, the Franchise Operations and Recruitment Manager for Mac Tools, has been invited to share the brand’s innovative approach to franchisee growth at a major industry event. The British Franchise Association (bfa), the sector’s self-regulatory gov...

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  • Events Season at Full Throttle as Franchisees Benefit from Marketing Power

    Events Season at Full Throttle as Franchisees Benefit from Marketing Power

    8th June 2018

    Marketing is one of the most important parts of running any business, and one of the hardest to get right? That’s why here at Mac Tools we’re proud to bring the weight of our brand to bear for our franchisees, and our busy summer events season is now firml...

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  • Mac Tools Prominent as BTCC Season Revs Up

    Mac Tools Prominent as BTCC Season Revs Up

    18th May 2018

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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

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  • Mac Tools Shortlisted for National Franchising Innovation Award

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    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

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    29th November 2017

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  • Franchisee Feedback sees Mac Tools Shortlisted for Best Mobile Franchise

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    23rd November 2017

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  • Why I Decided to Join the Mac Tools Franchise

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    15th August 2017

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  • A Family Business!

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    11th August 2017

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  • Mac Tools Sponsor BTCC

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    31st March 2017

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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

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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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  • "“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.”" Read More...

    Anthony Halsey (Paignton)

    Anthony Halsey (Paignton)

  • ""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 Mac ..." Read More...

    William Briggs-Price, 29

    William Briggs-Price, 29

  • ""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..." Read More...

    Paul Bloxham (Nuneaton)

    Paul Bloxham (Nuneaton)

  • "“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.”" Read More...

    Gary Teasdale (Cumbria)

    Gary Teasdale (Cumbria)

  • "“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.”" Read More...

    Steve Price (Stoke)

    Steve Price (Stoke)

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Key Facts:

Opportunities:
Available across the UK
Business Type:
Franchise
Minimum Investment:
£25,000
Training Provided:
Yes
Home-based:
Yes
Part time:
Yes
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In Business Since:
1990
Funding Support:
Yes
BFA Membership:
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