On 23rd February 2013, we joined our client Mac Tools, part of tools manufacturer Stanley Black & Decker, to celebrate its Franchisee of the Year Awards.
In addition, the event commemorated Mac Tools' 75th anniversary. 2012 has been an outstanding year for the reputable tool distributor which offers over 18,000 professional tools. Annually, special recognition is paid to those franchisees who have performed outstandingly.
This year saw Matt Richmond walk away with the Mac Tools' Franchisee of the Year 2012 award. Richmond, who became a franchisee in 2010, sold £280,000 worth of tools last year - a 17% increase on his sales from the previous year.
He said: “It is great to be rewarded for a hard day’s work. Mac Tools is a great company to work with and I am looking forward to what 2013 brings”. Richmond, alongside five other top-performing franchisees, have been rewarded with an all-expenses trip to the US Mac Tools' Toolfair based in Dallas.
Attendees included Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship (BTCC)driverFrank Wrathall. Wrathrall had a successful run last year when, despite extremely wet driving conditions, he claimed maiden victory at Brands Hatch, the final race of the season.
In October 2012 Mac Tools announced that it would be embarking on a sponsorship deal with Dynojet Racing, supplying tools and toolboxes to its pit garages, as well as having the brand's logo on the team's car, bike body work, livery and leathers.
Other special guests included comedianAlun Cochrane, who has made television appearances on Eight out of ten cats and Mock The Week.
An auction was also held to help raise money for BEN, an automotive industry charity who provides care and support to employees and their dependents in times of need. The auction raised a grand total of £4,100. Peter Cottle,
UK Commercial Director of the Industrial & Automotive Division said: "Looking for something appropriate to celebrate 75 years in the industry MAC Tools has decided to support their own industry charity via a series of events and initiatives throughout the year. Supporting the charity that supports our colleagues, our customers and their families will definitely be very rewarding for all concerned."
We would like to wish Mac Tools a Happy Birthday, as well as to send our congratulations to all the winners. We look forward to sharing your success stories, once again, at next year's awards ceremony.