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About Lockforce Locksmith Franchise
Lockforce is a young company that prides itself as being part of a much larger umbrella organisation - ESL Solutions - that has been provided service excellence in the field of facilities management for the past two decades.
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 8 franchises 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.
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 100+ franchises in the ESL network, you can be sure to trust use know what we’re taking about!
Please feel free to read the profiles of Lockforce’s Directors (Paul & Sean) below and some pics of the head office staff you’ll meet should you decide to take your application a step further and realise your ambition of owning your very own Locksmith and Security business!
Meet Your Team
Sean Taylor - Group Managing Director
Sean did not excel at school, in fact 5 O' Levels and a BTEC diploma was the extent of his formative years, where cricket, tennis, fishing and golf took priority. Work brought a new focus and this motivated Sean to train as an Accountant and pass his final exams at the age of 22.
His commercial experience started with a 10 year career at De Beers, the world's largest diamond producer, including 5 years working in Angola in a partnership agreement with the local government. He then left the sparkle of diamonds to move into the service sector.
Over the last 14 years, Sean has worked at a senior level, commercial and financially for both SME and PLC organisations including MITIE plc, Servest Group and TC Contractors working with customers such as Tesco, Primark and TFL.
Sean's role and wide range of sector experience means that he participates in all areas of the business but with a new found passion for marketing, one of the key foundations for growth.
Paul Smith - Group Commercial Director
Paul was lucky enough to know by the age of 12 that he wanted to fly in the RAF and even luckier to realise his dream spanning 19 years; most of which was spent inside a Tornado cockpit.
Paul's transformation has been via Management Consultancy and running his own training business. Both roles focused on helping individuals and organisations that wanted to improve performance.
Paul also has an MBA, so the combination of the practical lessons learned in his former careers and the rigour of the MBA make him very comfortable in motivating and supporting franchisees in all aspects of their business, but especially in Sales and Marketing where his skills have helped to fuel the recent network sales growth.