Lockforce UK franchise

Min investment
£14,995 +VAT


Lockforce UK franchise

Welcome to the most reviewed Locksmith Franchise in the UK

Have you thought about being a Locksmith but don’t know where to start? No previous experience required, just a willingness to learn and a motivation to succeed. Locksmithing is a rewarding industry to be involved in, full training given and great earning potential.

Minimum investment
£14,995 +VAT

Funding support

Total investment
£14,995 +VAT

Franchise fees
£14,995 +VAT

Business type

Expected revenue after 2 years

Minimum investment
£14,995 +VAT

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About Lockforce UK

Lockforce UK Franchise information 

Lockforce is looking for franchisees to join this exciting locksmith franchise opportunity!

 Since coming on the scene we’ve made a big impression. Amassing brand loyalty from the homeowners and businesses to whom we cater, Lockforce is quickly establishing itself as a market leader in the locks and security industry and currently has 27 franchisees across the UK. Commanding the credibility attached to a growing household name…while also enjoying the start-up environment that encourages our network members to have a real impact on the company which they’re helping to grow…our franchisees get the best of both worlds.

During Covid, Lockforce has continued to grow in numbers, adapting training and working within guidelines. The business has adopted safe practices and the last two months sales are up by 54% year on year.

Lockforce franchise team of workers in the back of their van Lockforce franchise Alastair, a successful franchisee with his puppy Lockforce franchise a worker changing a lock on a door

However, that’s not to say you’ll be left to build your business on your own! For Lockforce has a dedicated team of support staff at our base in Henley-on-Thames, who are there to assist you in the day-to-day running of your enterprise. From sales and digital media specialists, through to finance, brand development and call answering operatives, the Lockforce head office is there to give you a guiding hand throughout the launch and maturity of your franchise. Having helped set up over 70+ franchises in the Forces Group network, you can be sure to trust use know what we’re taking about!


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Training and support provided

Lockforce is probably the best value and profitable locksmith franchise in the UK. Our technicians are masters of their trade and we will give you the training and support you need to become a highly skilled Lockforce locksmith.

What you get...

  • Lockforce franchise van callout worker to the rescue to fix locksA Defined Territory
  • Lockforce Starter Pack of tools of the trade, stock and uniform
  • A fully equipped tool kit for domestic lock call outs
  • A Contract Management System, to keep track of jobs and ££
  • Area-specific webpages tailored to your business to attract customers
  • Comprehensive technical training which will teach you all you need to know to be successful
  • Ongoing business support from the moment you come on board
  • Direct access to your web development team
  • Business planning consultation to make sure you are on the right track
  • Full on-going Technical support
  • Public Liability Cover - if the worst happens, you’ll be covered.
  • A Dedicated loyalty programme that rewards you for referring prospective franchisees
  • Cross-media marketing opportunities co-ordinated by our in-house team.

The ideal Lockforce UK franchisee

Do I need experience?

We don't require our franchisees to have previous experience in being a Locksmith or business; we believe there is no race, age, gender, or social class in our industry. If you aren't put off by working hard, are able to drive, and love variety —then you're already a prime candidate.

We require a modest minimum investment of only £14,995 + VAT, then preparations can begin. Overall, we are looking for individuals with the absolute desire to succeed.

We also work with an independent Finance company who can lend up to 70% of the investment. *usual credit terms apply.

Lockforce UK's history

Lockforce franchise franchisee worker with his van

Lockforce is owned and run by The Forces Group, which leads a number of companies that provide key services to businesses and customers across the UK.

In 2014, Lockforce was formed by Paul Smith and Sean Taylor, following their success and experience in the franchise industry. In fact, the team at Lockforce have over 30 years of experience and practical knowledge in the locksmith industry and support franchisees in the Lockforce family across the UK with their businesses.

It’s Sean’s experience of franchise businesses and facilities management that meant they were ideally placed to take Lockforce to the next level and become the respected locksmith business it is now.

Their world-class team and together they have a plan and business vision of making Lockforce one of the most successful and recognised names in their industry.


Case studies

"I learnt more in one day than I did on a whole weeks course that I did independently..."

"I had been a Locksmith for 13 years but wanted to be part of something bigger and with support of a network. I knew of Lockforce and had heard great things, it’s a proven locksmith model. The training has been brilliant, I learnt more with Carl in one day than I did on a whole weeks course that I did independently. The Head Office training has been eye opening and I’ve learn ’t loads. It’s a great Team and I’m excited about the future."

Mark Osborne - Lockforce Thames Valley 

“I wanted the flexibility of being self employed..."

“From the first meeting with Lockforce I have found each stage of the journey fascinating and enjoyable. I love the professional and friendly feel of the Head Office team and also the ethics that run through the company. I have always had an interest in security equipment so wanted to extend my knowledge into the industry. The technical training was comprehensive, intensive and very thorough. I really wanted the flexibility that being self-employed brings, and to run my own business. I’m looking forward to the journey. “

Paul Mitchell - Lockforce Milton Keynes

“If I could turn back the clock I would have joined Lockforce when I first left the Army..."

"I left the Army in 2014 and settled into a job. I then started my own locksmith business in my spare time. I was doing OK but joining Lockforce in 2017 has transformed my business and I am now looking to take it to a new level. In the first 6 months with Lockforce I had earned more than in the previous year on my own!! If I could turn back the clock I would have joined Lockforce when I first left the Army."

Sean Bailey - Lockforce Darlington Franchisee

‘It’s is quite fair to say that the only regret…’

I first heard about Lockforce through a military job magazine, I’d had a health scare and was told that I had to find another job, so it seemed like the perfect time to get the ball rolling. My main fear of joining Lockforce was “what happens if this doesn’t work for me?” This is a big step for anyone to take and I’m sure other franchisees were feeling exactly like I did. I was soon put at ease when I went down to

Lockforce Head office and had a chat with Gayle and Sean and they put me at ease.
Head office training was great, and it was a chance to meet the full team that work behind the scenes to help you with your business. Whilst at head office we covered lots of subjects to help you progress your business Marketing and Sales being the two main ones. The team could not help you enough, I didn’t quite expect the amount of work and support that they do for you.

Now I have had the training I feel confident that I can run my business to the best of my ability. Having this support behind you takes all the fear out of running your own business on your own. It’s is quite fair to say that the only regret that I have about joining Lockforce is that I wish I had done it a lot sooner.

Lee Fowler

lockforce franchise franchisee van

"I would encourage anyone to investigate and participate in this valuable opportunity..."

I am the Franchisee for Lockforce in Kent and joined in 2021. I looked at several business opportunities and decided that the dynamism of the Lockforce management team was infectious and with the training, backup and involvement offered by this tight group of people, combined with my own efforts this could only bode well for my future. I would encourage anyone to investigate and participate in this valuable opportunity, I’m really enjoying my new career

John Blair Lockforce Kent

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