14 new recruits launched their businesses between January and March this year - a record for the professional tool brand, which has a 430-strong UK network.
30-year-old Rob Haynes (pictured) launched his franchise in Stoke-on-Trent in January and his business is already thriving.
He explains: “My parents own an automotive garage and I’d been working there since I was 18.
“I looked into franchising about four years ago, but it just wasn’t the right time for me. Then late last year, when a nearby territory became available, I saw it as a sign and gave Snap-on a call.
“With my experience, the support of my family and the Snap-on head office team, I knew I’d be able to make a success of my franchise.”
Rob says one of the most enjoyable things about joining the Snap-on franchise network so far is the training.
“I already knew a lot about the tools, but obviously not so much about running a business,” he says.
“I travelled to the training week in Dallas with another new franchisee who came from a sales background and we shared our professional experiences for the benefit of each other’s business.
“Although I’m already doing great and building relationships with my clients, it’s very reassuring to know I’ve got the support of my fellow franchisees and the head office team if I need it.”