Cars, stars and raising the bar: Mac Tools franchisees celebrate at 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 together at our latest Tool Fair event – where they were joined by TV presenters, racing car drivers, a monster truck and a Juggernaut of a new product!
Combining the chance to get together, network and have fun with purchasing opportunities, new products and franchisee awards, Tool Fair brings together business owners across the country for a true celebration of what it means to be part of the Mac family.
BTCC driver Adam Morgan took to the stage to unveil his new Mac-sponsored Ciceley Motorsport Mercedes for the 2018 season, while presenter Tim Shaw (Car SOS) was on hand to showcase some of the new products on offer. They included the Juggernaut, a new LED-lit air wrench that proved a big hit!
Franchise recruitment and operations manager, Lesley Cobb, said: “This is the chance for everyone to come together and recognise their part in the wider Mac business. We had bowling, the new Mac Cruiser monster truck, Ciceley’s massive hospitality truck as well as the car, a huge tool exhibition and a great awards evening to top it all off.
“Tool Fair has grown so much over the years but at its heart it remains a great place for franchisees to catch up with each other, share experiences and enjoy themselves. Especially for newer franchisees, it’s an invaluable place to learn.”
Jeremy Francis, regional manager for the south, added: “For me it’s the event of the year. Twice a year we get all Mac’s franchisees in one place to have fun, an injection of buzz, and that’s what it’s all about. They’re out there day to day, working hard and long hours, and it’s a chance for them to enjoy themselves and see the bigger picture of what it means to be part of Mac.”
A black-tie dinner on the Saturday evening capped the day’s celebrations with awards recognising outstanding franchisee performance over the past 12 months.
Mike Cheffings of Stockport took home the Franchisee of the Year award after a stellar year of growth and contributions to the network in 2017. Rookie of the Year went to Jamie Houston, Mac Tools Stourbridge, who is already shaping up to be one of the future stars of the national network, while Mac Man of the Year was named as Stuart Hanley from Dumfries.