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Snap-on Tools - Tool Retail Franchise

Join the world's number one tool brand. Be your own boss whilst being supported by an elite team of industry specialists.

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Do you dream of being your own boss? Or perhaps you’re looking to spend more time with your family? Whatever the end-game, at Snap-on, we want to help make your dreams a reality.

As the world’s number one professional tool brand, we’re the industry specialists of choice for the modern mechanic – a badge we’ve worn proudly for almost one hundred years!

Work for yourself, not someone else – be your own boss with Snap-on!

An award-winning opportunityWe’re always looking for enthusiastic, dedicated people to join our team. We’ve been operating in the UK since 1965 and in that time, we’ve built a network of over 430 business owners – people just like you!

  • A Snap-on franchise is a mobile tool store that YOU own
  • Sell the world’s leading tool brand directly to professionals – like yourself
  • Operate in your own exclusive territory
  • Follow our proven business model
  • Get full training and a lifetime of support from our expert team.

Who can be a Snap-on franchisee?

Almost anyone! It’s all about attitude…

We look for someone who has great people skills and the ability to really build relationships with customers. You need to be dedicated and willing to put some serious effort but so long as you have a great attitude and the motivation, we can teach you all you need to build a profitable, rewarding business.

Number one for a reason

Here are just a few reasons why, when you choose Snap-on, you choose one of the UK’s number one franchises:

Snap-on Tools Franchise
  • We find your customers, you build the relationship
  • You keep 100% of your profits
  • An exclusive, protected territory
  • Global support staff ratio of 2:1 to every franchisee
  • Family business – spouses and family often involved
  • Snap-on in-house funding assistance available
  • Exceptional training and unwavering ongoing support
  • Proven franchise model, refined for over 90 years

As one of the most established business opportunities in the UK, we offer our franchisees the opportunity to fund the purchase of their mobile store through our fully accredited in-house bank. Meaning you pay just £24,143 and we fund the rest of the monies on a 10-year interest bearing loan. This investment also covers all components needed for the launch and long-term operation of a successful business, including…

  • All starter stock
  • Dallas training programme
  • UK head office training programme
  • Dedicated support team
  • Exclusive, protected territory
  • Operations manuals
  • Advanced sales and stock IT system
  • Continuous training and support including monthly franchisee forums, annual conferences and workshops

Never run your own business before? No problem

We’ve trained over 430 franchisees in the UK - people just like you. Training starts you jetting off for ten days of classroom-style training in the US where you will learn how to run a successful Snap-on franchise.

Run your own businessYou will then return to our UK head office in Kettering where you will meet the staff who will support you on a daily basis and collect your very own custom-built mobile store!

We are committed to making sure you have the best possible start to building your business and, once you’re out on the road, your one-to-one training continues with your dedicated Franchise Developer who will ride with you for your first five weeks.

As part of our six-month intensive onboarding process, you’ll then receive a further 31 days of on-van support from a Sales Developer and Business Manager over the following five months. That’s 51 contact days in your first six months!

Support for life

We have a team of over 150 dedicated head office staff to support you in all aspects of the business; from sales and marketing to product, IT and finance. After your six-month on-boarding programme, you’ll find your Franchise Performance Team are there to support you for life!

“The best thing for me is I’ve got the freedom of running my own business but I’ve also got the comfort of knowing there’s always someone there if I need it.”

Steven Scott, Lanarkshire franchisee

Whether you dream of financial security for you and your family, a mortgage free lifestyle, putting the kids through university or just want to spend your time loving what you do, a Snap-on franchise is a way to achieve all that and more.

“I’ve always wanted two things; my own family and my own business. I’m incredibly proud that I’ve achieved both by the age of 32! My business is allowing me to build a future for my family whilst enjoying the sense of freedom and pride that comes with being your own boss. It’s win-win.”

David Hogg, Bolton and Salford franchisee


Snap-on ranked 2nd best franchise in the UK!
Snap-on ranked 2nd best franchise in the UK!
14 December 2017
Snap-on are celebrating after taking home Silver and being crowned the number two franchise in the UK by the Elite Franchise 100. Allowing UK franchisors to duke it out on everything from growth to the support they offer franchisees, the Elite Franchise 100 recognises franchising’s ...