Partner with LockRite for a market-leading business start up and ongoing support to help you build a lasting and successful business you will be passionate about.


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Why Choose the Lockrite Franchise?

Locksmithing is an in-demand, recession-proof, and highly rewarding trade. With possible earnings exceeding £70K per annum, there has never been a better time to consider a vocation in the locksmith trade!

LockRite makes entry into the locksmith trade easy…

LockRite is the largest uniformed Locksmith company in the UK, specialising in both commercial and domestic locksmith services. A partnership with LockRite gives you a market leading business startup.

With our comprehensive training courses, fully managed websites and internet advertising campaigns, dedicated call centre, commercial clients and industry partners, LockRite supports you and provides everything you need to launch a professional, successful and rewarding locksmith business of your own. We give you the training and support to become a highly skilled locksmith, able to confidently complete both commercial and domestic locksmith work.

The Package: What’s Included in the Franchise?

  • A comprehensive training programme prepares you to deliver a highly skilled locksmith service.
  • The licence to use the LockRite brand, logo, telephone numbers and proven marketing systems.
  • A protected territory, supported with a well-structured and comprehensive internet marketing campaign and a dedicated national call centre, to handle all your incoming work professionally.
  • Training in sales & marketing, administration, and accounts.
  • A complete, tried and tested launch program.
  • Personal stationery, uniforms, operating manuals, job sheets, downloadable resources and trade/supplier accounts.
  • A fully fitted and sign written van (on competitive finance) with satellite navigation & mains invertor.
  • A comprehensive tool and equipment package, including quality power tools & specialised locksmith equipment.
  • Key cutting machine & key boards with blanks.
  • Comprehensive stockholding to enable you to commence trading with confidence.

The Training: What Does the Training Involve?

Your comprehensive training takes place at our purpose-built training facility based at our Head Office in Exeter. You will complete a minimum of 4 weeks of theory and practical training covering all the fascinating aspects of locksmithing. Our trainer will assess you at each stage, to ensure that you are confident before moving onto the next module.

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 LockRite locksmith, you will be qualified to open, pick, drill, replace and repair all manner of locks. You will also be trained in all the “tricks 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.

You will receive additional training from Yale to work with the following products: 

  • Yale Smart Locks
  • Yale Alarms
  • Yale CCTV

Your Territory to Build and Develop Your Customer Base

Once you have been accepted as a LockRite Locksmith, you will be allocated your own protected territory, where you will be able to develop a strong customer base. We also allocate you a much larger “call-out” territory which is not exclusive, but will provide you with additional work if you’re prepared to travel.

Advertising and Work: Where Does My Work Come From?

From your first day of trading, you’ll have a number of bespoke websites, optimised to get the best possible response and generate leads.

Our in-house web team consistently monitor the performance of your ‘pay-per click’ campaigns to make improvements and to help ensure they yield maximum profit. Not only do they manage your Google Adwords campaigns but they also work relentlessly to improve natural search engine rankings to get you free work from the internet.

Calls to your web numbers are analysed, so we can report how many enquiries your websites have generated.

There’s little doubt that if you put effort into marketing yourself you will be more successful, to help you do this, we give you a structured marketing plan to follow and offer an extensive range of effective marketing material.

Adverts for local press and parish magazines can be tailor made upon request.

National Accounts

We are constantly acquiring and working with large national companies, who have a need for our services and have built up a significant portfolio of well-known clients.

These national accounts provide us with a significant amount of work, which is growing year on year. This valuable work is distributed throughout our network of franchisees, helping you to become more successful.

The Lockrite Van: Your Mobile Workshop and Billboard Advertisement

Your van is fully fitted out, sign written, and equipped with a mains power inverter; it’s your mobile workshop and billboard advertisement. Packed with all your quality tools and stock, mobile key cutting facilities and sporting the LockRite locksmith branded work wear – you’re ready for business.

At LockRite, we know how important the right image is to the success of your business, and you can rest assured that our branding is a sign of quality throughout our industry.

Although image is important, we do not insist that you have a brand new van; in fact, we have several options available, depending on your preference, to help keep business overheads to a minimum.

The Total Franchise Package is £24,750 + VAT*

We recommend that applicants also have 3 months working capital at the outset.

  • Paul Belsito

    Paul Belsito

    Paul Belsito joined the Lockrite team in August 2016, and has not looked back since! ” Coming from a varied background (engineering, uniformed services, facilities management) working for myself and running my own business has always been an aspiration! ...

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  • Paul Gilbert

    Paul Gilbert

    Paul Gilbert’s franchise business has gone from strength to strength since he joined the LockRite team! “My initial 5 year term is now completed and I had no hesitation renewing my franchise for a second 5 year term. Over the past 5 years I have gr...

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  • Peter Roberts

    Peter Roberts

    Peter Roberts had taken early retirement but had always wanted to work for himself. LockRite has provided him with a unique opportunity to do exactly that! “I started with LockRite in September 2015. After taking early retirement I needed a new focus and...

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  • Tony Fordham

    Tony Fordham

    Tony Fordham spent one year researching various franchise options, until the Lockrite franchise opportunity caught his eye. “I joined the LockRite team and launched my franchise on 13th February 2017. This was after a year of researching the brand and fr...

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  • Neil Yard

    Neil Yard

    I have thoroughly enjoyed working for the Rite Group as a locksmith and can wholeheartedly attest to the fact that the business has provided not only a fantastic career but also an excellent return on my investment.

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  • Alan Hickman

    Alan Hickman

    It was clearly apparent when joining that Lockrite was a forward-thinking company with the right ingredients to support a successful business.

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  • Stephen Chowdhury

    Stephen Chowdhury

    Best career decision I could have made. I just wish I had done it when I first thought about becoming a locksmith a few years ago.

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  • Freddie Forsyth

    Freddie Forsyth

    Following the completion of 22 years' service in the Army I wanted to try something completely different, challenging and hopefully rewarding. Having looked at various options I definitely found the 'rite' franchise with LockRite and I was genui...

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  • Alan McKeown

    Alan McKeown

    I recently completed my first years of trading as a lockRite locksmith franchisee, and I can honestly say it has been a resounding success.

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