Snap-on named number one van-franchise in the UK!

Snap-on are celebrating after this week after being named as one of the five top franchises in the UK. Ranked as both best van-based and best automotive franchise opportunity, Snap-on were confirmed as the UK’s 4th best overall franchise by the Elite Franchise Top 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 brightest businesses and ranks them according to a broad range of criteria from financial performance and heritage in the industry to their contribution to the community and the way they embrace innovation.

“More than 50 years’ experience of the British market, a huge network and a truly impressive support package has earned this franchisor a top spot in the Elite Top 100 2019 list,” said the judges. “The judging process wasn’t just about franchisor financials and scale but also the support that’s provided to those in the network and the benefits for the communities in which they operate. Businesses on the Elite Franchise 100 2019 ranking are truly exemplary – not just for the franchise scene but the UK entrepreneurial landscape overall.”

Lisa Law, Snap-on’s National Franchise Manager, said the whole team was over the moon at the result: “Being recognised and the best van-based and automotive franchise, as well as being ranked 4th in the UK overall is something we’re all incredibly proud of. Our network continues to thrive and grow and that’s down to the sheer dedication to the brand from each and every member of the Snap-on family. From our 200-strong head office team and our field support staff, to our incredible franchisees across the UK and Ireland.

“As the judges highlighted, we’re fanatical about the support we give to our franchisees to help them achieve their own dreams of success. We do that with constant training, innovation in products and systems and by nurturing a network of franchisees who love what they do and are as passionate about Snap-on as we are!”

In September 2018, determined to open up their award-winning opportunity to a wider audience, Snap-on, launched a band new Special Offer on its franchise start-up costs. Prospects can now join the tool giant for less than £12k.

“We know lots of people have always wanted to be their own boss but sometimes, they’ve found the start-up costs that little bit too high. We’re giving prospects this amazing special deal to help them get started with their very own Snap-on franchise,” said Lisa.

This is the second consecutive year that Snap-on has been ranked in the top five franchises in the UK. With its impressive heritage, brand power and commitment to innovation, it’s easy to see why.

Snap-on is the world’s number one professional tool brand and the leading global manufacturer and distributor of tools for the professional technician. Established almost 100 years ago, Snap-on has been operating in the UK since 1965. Today, they have over 430 franchisees across the UK and Ireland who own and run their own iconic showroom on wheels. Unlike many franchisors, with Snap-on, there are no royalties or management fees to pay and you keep 100% of your profits. On average, franchisee’s sales to their customers are in excess of £6k per week.

The Snap-on franchise offers you the opportunity to enjoy all the benefits of being your own boss whilst safe in the knowledge that you have the back-up and support of a global support network behind you. For more information about how Snap-on and how you too can become part of the UK’s number one van-based and automotive franchise, visit