Making the move into business: franchisees talk Before & After joining Mac Tools

We've always said that your career background doesn't matter when it comes to running your own successful Mac Tools franchise - it's all about your personality, your ambition and your dedication. We can give you the product knowledge and the systems to succeed, but the people skills are all on you!

We put that to the test by asking some of our franchisees with very different backgrounds about how and why they made the move into business for themselves.

Below you'll find their stories on going from being teachers, publicans, company directors, and a whole host of other careers - of course, including the motor trade! - to running highly successful businesses, where they're firmly in control.


"The best decision for me - and my family"

Gary Teasdale is a tool box-selling specialist - he says that in knowing his are the best on the market, the sales naturally follow!

A tech's tips on making the transition into business

Former technician Nathan James wanted more: more for his family, more for his future, and more freedom in his life. He got all that... and much more.

Engineering a new future

Germaine Ash lists her franchisee highlights as "community, flexibility, and the dog!" The former engineer was originally looking for part-time work when she found something much more appealing...

The award-winning Mac Man

Mike Cheffings has been named Mac's Franchisee of the Year for an incredible four years running thanks to his outstanding business performance. Here he talks about the highlights of making the move into business, and what you need to succeed.

Cheers! Former pub landlord becomes award-winning Mac Man

“For the first time, I’m solely in control of my own destiny.” An award-winner after his first year, Nick's never looked back after leaving the pub trade (well, there are two things he misses...!).

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!

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