Description: 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. Opportunities: Opportunities available throughout UK. Business Type: Franchise. Minimum Investment: £17,500. Financing Assistance: Yes, through a third party. Training Provided: Yes. Home-based: Yes.
Locksmithing is an in-demand, recession-proof, and highly rewarding trade. With possible earnings exceeding £50K 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 strong branding, comprehensive in-house training, online marketing, promotional websites, directory advertising, dedicated call-centre, and complete ongoing support, we give you everything you need to create a lasting, successful and rewarding 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. In addition, we will train you in a proven business system that will allow you to build and run a valuable business of your own.
- 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.
- Professional key cutting machine & key boards with blanks.
- Comprehensive stockholding to enable you to commence trading with confidence.
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.
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.
From your first day of trading, you will have a number of professional, bespoke websites, geared for you and your territory, designed to look great across all devices. Your web pages will be based on a tried and tested layout which has been optimised to generate leads. Your sites will include everything your customers need to know before calling you, including a list of services you provide, customer testimonials, dedicated telephone numbers and an online response form.
As a trusted Google Partner, LockRite will also promote your area with sponsored links via Google Adwords.
Our in-house web team work hard to constantly monitor, develop and improve your 'pay-per click' campaigns to keep them up to date and to minimise cost. Not only do our web team manage your Google Adwords campaigns but they also work relentlessly to improve natural search engine rankings to get you free work from the internet.
Our well-designed ads ensure that you get the best possible response. All adverts are closely monitored and measured for performance to help manage future campaigns and to ensure adverts yield maximum profit. Calls to your website numbers are also analysed, so we can report exactly how many enquiries your web pages have generated.
There's little doubt that if you put effort into marketing yourself you will be more successful and to help you do this, we give you a structured marketing plan to follow and offer an extensive range of effective marketing material.
Our in-house design department can tailor make adverts for your local press and parish magazines based on tried and tested formats, upon request.
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.
Your van is fully fitted out, sign written, and equipped with satellite navigation and 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.
The whole package presents a professional image to the customer, helping you gain referrals and repeat 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 £35,000 + vat*
We recommend that applicants also have 3 months working capital at the outset.