ABOUT POOLES LOCKSMITHS
Poole's Locksmiths, your local locksmith blackpool was established in 2011/2012.
At the time we had no idea what to call our new business venture so we settled on Poole's, Poole's being our family surname. That's myself Andrew Poole (Andy) and my three children in the picture.
At the time i was reluctant to make a change in my career, it took me a couple of years to take the plunge. I was leaving a secure job and income and delving into the unknown.
So many Locksmiths fail within 6 months and no matter what you read online the money is poor at the start, they are sold a dream to make them part with there hard earned savings. I was told to build slowly and it would last. I went to basic training in Liverpool, then onto further uPvc training in Bradford and also went to Poole to do an accreditation NCFE Level 3.
Only so much can be learnt doing courses so one had to hone skills out in the field and practice at home. The hardest part of learning was keeping all the new information, skills upstairs, specifically mortice locks, in my opinion the hardest failed lock to open and many locksmiths wont attend a lockout/failed to open mortice sashlock/deadlock.
Succeeding in the locksmith trade can be very difficult, nobody knows who you are and there is a lot of locksmiths advertising, many of whom are not local and charge a lot of money. I started off working for various large companies and would travel a lot of miles, putting huge strain on my car and van, to the point we have gone through 1 car and three vans. I now only work for myself, this has taken a few years and after some sound advice from another locksmith on the other side of the country three years ago we are self sufficient. Mainly down to reviews on Google, Facebook, Yell and social media adverts, word of mouth is very powerful also. We do not even have to use Google Adwords anymore. These are normally national companies who poach work from local businesses and not just in my trade but all trades so if you need a tradesman do not click the adverts that have AD next to them as 99 percent of the time this will take you to a call center who claim to be local but infact are not. Even with a local number attached to the advert and website. We can do the same job and offer better customer service at a considerably lower price to you and be fully insured (never needed to call upon insurance but its there for peace of mind to yourselves and us). Also if it says cheap in the advert main tag lines it normally isnt, the cost will go up when the jobs completed.
Keep it Local, scroll down and look for reviews on google places/maps.