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Mr Arkwright's Tool Emporium


Description: Run your own retail business with the Mr Arkwright's Tool Emporium franchise. Both hands-on and management options are available. Opportunities: Single, multi-unit and area developer opportunities available across the UK and Ireland. Business Type: Franchise. Minimum Investment: £50,000. Financing Assistance: Yes, through a third party. Training Provided: Yes.

Mr Arkwright's shopfront

The Tools for Success on Your High Street

The Mr Arkwright’s Tool Emporium franchise is the ultimate retail franchise, bringing life back to the UK’s high streets.

Mr Arkwright's shopfront

Mr Arkwright’s is a traditional and friendly tool store, dedicated to offering everyday household and garden products suitable for keen DIYers, avid bakers and even the handy builder. With over 50,000 products in store and online, customers can find the bits and bobs they may need; and if there is something they can’t find, we can order in what they are looking for. Our stores aren’t quite ‘open all hours’ but they are a friendly, local alternative to the large DIY hypermarkets.

No Need to Be ‘Open All Hours’ for Financial Rewards

  • Average gross profit margins are circa 60%.
  • Quickly build a business producing high returns.
  • Year one turnover circa £200K.
  • Year three turnover approaching £400K.
Mr Arkwright's Tool Emporium

What’s Included?

  • An established supply chain with manufacturers and distributors who will deliver directly to your store. 
  • Assistance in identifying and negotiating a site.
  • Full shop fitting and signage package.
  • State-of-the-art EPOS system to ensure that your business operates at an optimum stock level.
  • Opening stock to the value of £45K (retail value in excess of £200K).
  • A quality CCTV system.

From day one, and on an ongoing basis, the Arkwright’s management team will help you develop your business with marketing and operational support  the strength and success of your store is a key factor in our own growth.

There are a number of store models to choose from, the Leeds flagship and Harrogate stores are both city-centre based, whilst the second shop in Leeds occupies a lower-cost suburban location. The key in all instances is being able to supply a comprehensive range of quality products at a price that at least matches that of the large national chains.

Our ‘Fast-Start’ Multi-Unit Option

Like many franchises, the Arkwright’s franchise opportunity is all about taking control of that all-important work-life balance. However, it is also about allowing you to build a profitable business that can be either run hands-on as a single unit or as a multi-site management franchise.

Man in Mr Arkwright's doorwayWhilst many of our franchise partners will typically start their business with one shop, our ‘fast start’ multi-unit regional development option is available for those wishing to own and operate a franchise where each store is individually managed  ask us for more information.

Who Are We Looking For?

Having proven the concept a both local and regional level, the company now seeks to appoint local franchise partners on a national level. This is an easily managed business that would be run perhaps by a husband and wife team or an owner-operator with one full-time employee. A new franchisee will need to demonstrate high levels of:

  • Commercial awareness
  • Business acumen
  • Energy
  • Motivation
  • Communication skills

Customer service is key, and we expect that all franchisees will be outgoing, people-focused and keen to get involved in a business that provide consumers with real choice away from the DIY hypermarkets – we are local and approachable.

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If you would like to find out more about joining the Arkwright’s family, fill out the enquiry form. 


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