Our Story

The story of Lockforce…

How it was conceived and developed, and how it has grown as a franchise since launching over five years ago.
The accolades, the awards and our story so far – here’s how it happened...

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.


The team at Lockforce have over 30 years of experience and practical knowledge in managing locksmith businesses and support many franchisees in the Lockforce family.

Their hard work paid off when, in 2017, Sean won Entrepreneurs Circle’s prestigious National Entrepreneur of the Year award; high praise indeed!



Do you feature in the next chapter of the Lockforce story?


One thing we can promise you is that life at Lockforce is never dull. New things will happen, changes and investments will be made and we will continue to grow. If you’re looking for a quiet life, Lockforce isn’t the franchise for you!



But if you want to be involved in something that is genuinely cutting edge, continually leading the way and pioneering where others follow, then join Lockforce! It will be a VERY rewarding and fulfilling experience and you’ll be providing a locksmith service to customers in your own area that need an emergency locksmith to change window locks, provide door security, lock repair, key cutting services and much more.

Contact us today for your FREE franchise information pack


Book your Discovery Day today!

We like to get to know you, and a great way for you to meet us is at our Discovery Days. Here’s what’ll happen:

  1. You’ll find out what’s involved, what’s required from you, and what we’ll do for you
  2. You can chat with existing franchisees and get to know what a typical day in the life of a franchisee is like
  3. You’ll meet Sean, Gayle and the team, and get your questions answered.
  4. You can see if Lockforce might be right for you
  5. You’ll enjoy lunch on us!

‘Business is going very well…’

“I was interested in Lockforce as I had a joinery background. I learnt an awful lot during training, Carl is extremely knowledgeable and very supportive. Business is going very well, I’d recommend Lockforce to anyone thinking of joining.

Tom Lyons
Lockforce Liverpool

Find out what our franchisees think