John Booth

John Booth

Coconut Creatives’ client, Mac Tools, celebrates the success of its franchisee John Booth. He has won this year’s Startups award in the Best Franchisee of the Year category. The Startups Awards are sponsored by NatWest and celebrate the success of businesses in the UK that have been trading for less than three years. 35 companies from across the country had been named as finalists for the awards and were hoping to win one of the 14 trophies up for grabs.

The competition for this year’s Franchisee of the Year award was fierce. John was nominated alongside successful ActionCOACH and Revive franchisees. In the end, John’s hard and consistent work over the last two years earned him the award and the honour of sitting next to Dragons’ Den’s own Duncan Bannatyne at the glitzy awards lunch.

“I’m thrilled but totally surprised and delighted! My thanks go to my wife Jean as I simply couldn’t run my business so successfully without her support,” says John.

John has been operating his Mac Tools franchise in Falkirk since 2010. Mac Tools is part of Stanley Black & Decker, a $11+ billion global organisation employing over 30,000 people worldwide and owner of the world famous Stanley Black & Decker, Britool Expert, Facom and DeWalt brands. The Mac Tools line consists of over 8,000 professional tools which are sold to customers such as car dealerships, automotive repair shops, manufacturing units, and engineering companies.

John is one of over 100 UK distributors. When he first started his franchise in 2010, John was really keen to get out on the road after completing his training within the UK and at the Mac ‘Tool School’ in Ohio, USA. He also receives hands-on support from his Regional Franchise Manager and regular support from a dedicated team of staff at the European Headquarters in Sheffield that are always available when needed. John utilized all the training and support that was given to him and this combined with his strong work ethic also earned him the Mac Tools Franchisee of the Year award twice within his two years of operation.

With a potential UK market of over £150 million, Mac Tools is a great franchise for someone with the drive, passion and desire to work for themselves.

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