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Who are we?

Snap-on is the world’s number one tool brand. We are the leading global manufacturer and distributor of tools for the professional technician. Our franchisees deliver gold-standard, premium products to technicians up and down the country. Established in the US in 1920, we have a vast heritage that we’re extremely proud of!

Snap-on launched in the UK in 1955 and today, we have over 400 franchisees operating across the UK and Ireland. Globally, our franchise network is made up of more than 4,300 franchises. We’re proud to be full members of the British Franchise Association and were voted the UK’s number one franchise in 2020 in the Elite Franchise Top 100.

Our exciting franchise offers you the opportunity to enjoy all the benefits and freedom of being your own boss whilst safe in the knowledge that you have the back-up and support of our global support network behind you.

Our aim is simple: to empower you with the tools for success.

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Why Snap-on?

Snap-on is the most in-demand product in its category. As with any franchise, the time and effort you commit is directly linked to the success of your business. BUT unlike many other franchisors, with Snap-on, there are no royalties or advertising fees to pay and you keep 100% of your profits.

A Snap-on franchise is a mobile tool store that you own:

  • Average sales of over £6k per week
  • We find the customers, you build the relationship
  • Enjoy more freedom and flexibility
  • Proven model, refined for over 100 years
  • £12k start-up costs and help-to-buy scheme available.
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Training and support for life

We train you in all aspects of running the business and our 150+ strong head office team are here to support you from day one. The result; a successful, profitable business that you can be proud of.
Snap-on is a real, honest business. So it’s no surprise that our approach to training and supporting our new recruits in a no-nonsense one. We’ve trained over 430 franchisees in the UK and Ireland on how to launch and grow their business quickly and with maximum impact.

When you join us, you become part of a team. Our network is our family. Being a Snap-on franchisee means being in business for yourself, but never by yourself.

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