It’s nearly that time of the year again! The locksmith expo is held in Nottingham and is run by Mick Friend of Lock and Security Magazine and its’ back for the fifth successive year. The locksmith expo 2014 is set to be the biggest and best yet. The Expo will be held at the East Midlands Conference Centre in Nottingham on Saturday 8th and Sunday the 9th March 2014.

Over the course of the weekend there will be plenty of tool demonstrations, competitions and training courses to keep everybody well occupied.  Apparently D and E Architectural will be running a competition with a £500 prize! It’s also rumoured that Yale may also be running a competition throughout the weekend.

Find everything you need to know about this year’s expo bellow.

Where is the Expo?

East Midlands Conference Centre, University Park, Nottingham, NG7 2RJ

When is it?

Saturday 8th March 2014 – Sunday 9th March 2014

Opening Times

Saturday 9.30am – 5.30pm, Sunday 9.00am – 3.30pm

Where to stay?

The newly built Orchard De Vere is the closest place to stay, the hotel is on the same site as the expo and preferential rates can be arranged for visitors and exhibitors.

The Facilities

There will be full catering and bar services with a fully revamped menu for this year and also breakfast for anybody who arrives early enough.

Training Courses

The training courses are still to be confirmed. I will update the post as soon as the info is available.

Who’s Exhibiting?

A1 Assa Abloy Ltd
A2 Yale UK
A3 Axxium
A4 Locksmiths Supplies
A4a MyTradeTV
A5 Windowparts
A6 Brisant-Secure Ltd
A7 Greenfox solutions

B1 Innovative Lock Tools
B2 MPL (multipik)
B3 MPL (multipik)
B4 MLA/Sold Secure
B5 Abus (UK)Ltd
B6 UAP/Tradelocks
B7 KeyProgrammers
B7a Nauta Security Storage B.V
B8 Rainer Security Products Ltd
B9 Aldridge Security
B11 Ingersoll Rand- Now called Allegion
B12 Mul-T-Lock (UK)
B12A Mul-T-Lock (UK)
B13 Total Product sales Ltd
B14 1010 Security
B15 HOPPE (UK) ltd
B16 Locked up monitored security
B17 Securikey
B17A Securikey
B18 Wadsworth Security
B19 D and E Architectural Ltd
B20 3D Group UK
B21 3D Group UK
B22 Hickleys Ltd
B23 Davenport Burgess
B24 Security Hardware Ltd
B25 Sterling Locks Ltd/ Burg-Wächter
B27 Aldridge Security
B28 Aldridge Security
B29 Aldridge Security
B30 Silca Ltd
B31 safe ventures Ltd
B32 Outside in Lock tools
B33 SKS Ltd
B34 SKS Ltd
B35 SKS Ltd
B36 Mark Hughes
B37 Nigel Waters Hardware Ltd

C1 Nigel Waters
C3 Credit Card Keys
C5 Locksure Insurance
C6 Smart Locking Systems
C7 KAPdiagnostics.com Ltd
C7b Keytracker
C8 Lockdecoders
C8a AK24 Ltd
C9 Lock Doktor Ltd
C9a PINGuard
C10 Security Express
C11 Alpro Architectural Hardware
C12 Alpro Architectural Hardware
C13 Advanced Access Ltd
C14 Advanced Access Ltd
C15 Codelocks

The Floor Plan

MICK FRIEND A4 Click to enlarge

How to register

To register visit the Locksmith Expo 2014 website and follow the steps to register. Don’t forget to download your QR code for the fast track entry.


Personally I’m really looking forward to the locksmith expo 2014. Over the years I’ve met a lot of good friends through going to the expos including Rick a locksmith in Wolverhampton  and they are a great place to meet up and have a chat with like minded people. I’ll be staying over this year at the on site hotel and looking forward to a good drink in the evening! Hope to see some of you there.

One last thing, I just want to say a massive GOOD LUCK to Simon and Wendy Barber from Outside-In Lock Tools who will be doing there first ever expo! Don’t forget to visit there stand and check out the amazing range of tools they have developed, and also good luck to Brisant Secure Ltd who will be doing there second ever expo and showing off some of there newly developed products.

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