Four motor industry professionals join the Mac Tools family

Posted: 14/02/2017 10:28:08

“I’m a complete petrol head. Scooters, motorbikes, classic cars and modern vehicles, I like them all,” is how Gordon Jackson describes himself. Gordon, the new Mac Tools franchisee for the Edinburgh area, decided to make the move to self-employment with a Mac Tools franchise after a life spent in the automotive trade. With his background, he was well aware of the quality and reputation of the Mac Tools brand and that was one of the factors that helped him choose the franchise as the means of changing his career. As he explains, “I decided I wanted to be my own boss, selling high-quality products to the motor trade.” He finishes by saying with a laugh, “Now I am finally in that position, with a Mac van full of shiny tools that puts a smile on my face every time I step outside my front door!”
Andrew Wright is another new Mac Tools franchisee who comes to the brand from a life spent in the automotive trade. Prior to becoming a part of the Mac Tools family, Andrew, who holds the franchise for the Ashford area, spent 16 years in motor trade sales and management, and 12 years in recruitment where he focused on the driving sector.
When asked why he decided to leave all of that behind to take the franchise route, Andrew’s answer is very similar to Gordon’s. “I wanted to develop my own business. I wanted the opportunity to provide first-class products and service, while at the same time building long-term relationships. With Mac Tools, I can achieve all of this and potentially a lot more too.”
Andrew’s reasoning for selecting Mac Tools as the franchisor he wanted to work with could not be more emphatic, as he simply says, “Quality, quality, quality!”
Richard Forbes began looking at franchise options when he decided that branching out on his own was the true path for him to achieve fulfillment in his working life. Having been involved in car sales and fast fit, smart repairs, Richard knew he wanted to stay within the motor industry, but in a different, more satisfying role. It was thanks to his time in and around automotive workshops that Richard knew about Mac Tools, which he describes as, “Excellent products with great back-up.” Taking that knowledge on board and making the most of his sales experience, it was a simple decision for him to become a Mac Tools franchise holder.
Now travelling the roads of Bideford, North Devon, as the area’s Mac man, Richard says of his new career, “Mac Tools are brilliant. Full stop. I should have taken this step years ago. I’m my own boss but I have the support of a great company. It’s a real win-win situation for me.”
While three of the latest Mac Tools franchisees have long careers in the motor trade, it is not a requirement for anyone looking to join the team. The new franchisee for Abingdon is Lewis Harwood who is just 21 years old.
Despite his youth, Lewis explains that during his time as a Ford Vehicle technician, “I became passionate about the products on offer from Mac Tools from previous experience using them. I knew I wanted to be my own boss, but at the same time to remain in the motor trade - but not as a technician.” Lewis’s solution to this predicament came via Mac Tools and now he is on the road in his new van, still immersed in the industry he knows and understands, but now just as he wanted - as his own boss, setting his own agenda and creating his own success. 

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