Summary
Partner with LockFit for a business start-up in a market that has been around for a century or more and join over 40 Franchises sold!

LockFit

  Opportunities:
In the UK
  Business Type:
Franchise
  Minimum Investment:
£0
  Training Provided:
Yes
  Home-based:
  Part time:

Unlock Your Earning Potential with a Lockfit Franchise

Our established, proven system is already working for franchisees – the next success story could be yours! The locksmith industry is an in demand industry, with an above average earning potential.

Our Blackpool franchisee gross revenue in August 2020 exceeded £8,700 in only his 2nd month of trading which annualised is over £104,000 per annum gross revenue which is more than 3 times the UK average wage of £30,420 (source Office of National Statistics 2019)! Our Birmingham franchisee also exceeded £8,500 in July 2019 in his 3rd month which annualised is over £100,000 per annum gross revenue.

When you join the Lockfit team you are gaining a business partner that will provide you with all the tools needed to launch your successful franchise quickly and efficiently. In addition, start-up costs are low, we provide you with the equipment and training – and no locksmithing experience is necessary.

Hit the Ground Running

One of the biggest challenges for any independent locksmith is marketing your business and generating sufficient work. You will have access to a number of national partners, with job requests in your area sent to your territory. You will also benefit from local marketing activity and a business name which enjoys a 9.93 overall rating on Checkatrade with a 9.98 for Courtesy and 9.97 for workmanship which sums up our mission statement of professionalism, quality and reliability.

Your franchise package includes all the tools that you need to build a successful business in the locksmith industry. Advice and assistance is always available – we provide ongoing operational, business management, finance, technical, product, sales and marketing training and support as required.

Joining a franchise brand brings you the opportunity of joining the 93% of Franchises that were profitable in 2018 (source BFA/Natwest survey 2018) and can be less risk than starting your own business from start without the support of a Franchisor.

The market – In the UK there are:

  • 25 million homes
  • 5.4 million small and medium sized enterprises

In 2015 there were:

  • 785,000 incidents of domestic burglary
  • 214,433 incidents of non-domestic burglary

As these statistics indicate, locksmiths can reach many thousands of customers: from the homeowner who has locked themselves out to business owners looking to protect their merchandise from thieves.

The Lockfit Difference

  • A comprehensive training programme prepares you to deliver a highly skilled locksmith service to both domestic and commercial customers.
  • The licence to use the Lockfit brand and logo which is a recognisable and strong brand that will get you noticed and gain you customers.
  • Your advertising is critical to the success of your business, we like to dominate rather than compete.
  • Personal branded stationery, uniforms, operating manuals, job sheets, downloadable resources and trade/supplier accounts.
  • A comprehensive tool and equipment package, including quality power tools & specialised locksmith equipment.
  • Comprehensive stockholding to enable you to commence trading with confidence.
  • A 24 hour business if you wish, marketing and technical support is available so you are never on your own as being in business can be very lonely but not the case with a franchise network.

Territory

Once you have been accepted as a LockFit franchisee you will be given your own designated territory within which to build and develop your business. We can also allocate you a much larger call-out territory which will provide additional, non-exclusive locksmith work if available through our network of national account customers.

What Does the Training Involve?

Your comprehensive training takes place at a designated training facility. After your training is complete you will be a certified Locksmith. Our trainer will assess you at each stage, to ensure that you are confident before moving onto the next stage.

After successfully completing the training, you will also be offered the opportunity to spend a few days with a qualified locksmith for some hands-on training with real customers.

As a Lockfit locksmith, you will be qualified to open, pick, drill, replace and repair all manner of locks. You will also be trained in all the secrets of the trade, including bypassing mechanisms, broken key extraction, how to cut replacement and duplicate keys, install digital locking systems, and repair & replace uPVC locks.

Lockfit are proud to be approved security installers for ERA.

As part of the franchise package we can also offer a (optional) days training for you to become an approved ERA wireless home smart security installer, which can add an additional income stream which means you can combine security with smart technology. From a WiFi video doorbell, a WiFi Camera or Smart Lock system to a fully integrated cloud based smart alarm system.

We also offer other Smart Home products such as Ring which are becoming more popular.

100% financing assistance is available for over 5 years at 6% through a third party!

If a LockFit franchise sounds ideal to you, simply request more information about this exciting opportunity below!

  • Sean Woodard (LockFit Worthing)

    Sean Woodard (LockFit Worthing)

    24 Hour Support Team… The decision to leave a corporate back ground after over 20 years was a huge one but I knew I needed a change so I went for something completely different. The great thing about a locksmith is it is rescission proof & if people are ...

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  • Mike & James Booth, Lockfit Nottingham

    Mike & James Booth, Lockfit Nottingham

    We purchased the Lockfit Nottingham franchise, after searching the market for a franchise, we came across Lockfit and after meeting the team behind it, we were hooked. We both wanted a business where we could work together and grow a successful business with t...

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  • Tony Harris, Lockfit South Birmingham

    Tony Harris, Lockfit South Birmingham

    I have now owned my Lockfit Franchise for 4 weeks and the experience has been amazing. From the initial help setting up to the training, uniform and branding it has meant that I have been able to exceed my Business plan month 1 expectations. I have been able t...

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  • Dave Holman (LockFit Blackpool)

    Dave Holman (LockFit Blackpool)

    I have picked a winning team….After over 30 years as an engineer and working at senior management level for the past five, I was made redundant in March this year. After great deliberation and taking into consideration the events that we are going through th...

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  • Andy Whitmill (LockFit Southampton)

    Andy Whitmill (LockFit Southampton)

    Felt right from the start… Experience has taught me that some things in life just feel right from the very start. That’s exactly how I felt when I came across the Lockfit franchise opportunity. This feeling has been backed up with great training, valuable ...

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BFA Membership
None
Business Type
Franchise
Training Provided
Yes
Min Investment
0 plus 100% finance over 5 years
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