Our History

We are the premier locksmiths in the region but our beginnings begin 40 years ago in a backstreet shed in Liverpool.

In 1981 in Bootle, Merseyside, Campbell & McGovern Locksmiths are a family run business that have been providing top quality security solutions to domestic and commercial sectors across the North West, offering the best products on the market. Our team have had nearly 40 years of experience in locksmithing and the security trade.

If you find yourself in an emergency situation where you cannot re-enter your premises, our service is 24 hours, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. In most cases, the team will be on call within the hour to help get you sorted. At our trade counter, you can replace keys and pick up locks as you need them In addition you will be able to browse from our stocked stores a whole range of security equipment for your home, offices or shops.

A Brief Timeline

  • 1981The Business Is Born!

    We started from humble and unique beginnings in the back of a workshop shed in a back garden in suburban Liverpool. The founder Frank McGovern used to travel to jobs using a bicycle and the local bus route. Back in the 1980's we sold one of our birds for £400 to fund the workshop. Fun fact we are now world champion budgie breeders now!
  • 1990Growing Our Operations

    Throughout the 1980's and into the 1990's we started to expand with Frank and Carol's son Joe, who is now a director, training to become a locksmith at the age of 16. This started a long line of professional locksmiths who have helped grow the reputation of the business. Carol continued to help Frank with the administrative side of operations at our first premises in Stanley Road, Bootle, where to this day we are still headquarted.
  • 1995MLA Approved

    With MLA approved status and business operations expanding to new areas in the region, we continued to grow. We acquired more premises in the region to manage operations and reduce our response time being able to serve customers more quickly and efficiently. To date we have 4 units that we control.
  • 2008Battling Through The Recession

    While businesses where struggling to cope with the economic uncertainty and major recession of 2008, our business thrived and we were able to expand our team and operations in new directions.
  • 2023Celebrating over 40 years of business!

    Now that we have 40 years in business and are operating and serving across the length and breadth of the North West region and beyond, we look back with pride at establishing our connections and further expanding our reputation being DBS checked and CHAS accredited. We are very proud of how far we have come since that very first day to trusted and reliable security experts. Here is to the next 40 years and beyond!

Meet Our Team

Many of our locksmiths have spent their entire careers with us. Kevin, Derek and Michael being the longest serving members of the team with Alan having a similar level of mastery. Between us we have over 150 years of experience so rest assured you are in safe hands!











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Trusted For Over 40 Years

paul miller
paul miller
Thanks for the advice, and having a solution and parts to replacing my old obsolete patio door handle.
Gill Hickmott
Gill Hickmott
The customer service is great x
Kev Miller
Kev Miller
Coukdnt help but recommended another locksmith who came out right away and sorted us out Cheers
Phill Hughes
Phill Hughes
I would highly recommend this locksmith company. They do a great job at fair prices and have an excellent after sales service. Today Mike changed three lock barrels in our interior doors. He was very polite, friendly and did a first class job.
Jenny Richardson
Jenny Richardson
I locked myself out late at night. So quick and helpful and very friendly. After the phone call i was back in side with in 25 mins. Very highly recommended. Great job.
Linda smith
Linda smith
Great service , great price and lovely staff. Highly recommended
Viv McGarry
Viv McGarry
I rang at 9am today, had a faulty barrel in the end. They very helpful on the phone and fixed me up with an appointment this afternoon. The man who came out was professional and efficient, did the job very quickly too. It was great service at a great price. I would wholeheartedly recommend.

  • Approved Company of the Master Locksmiths Association
  • Partnered with the Auto Locksmiths Association
  • Partnered with Mul-T-Lock locking and access control solutions.
  • Partnered with KABA lock and safe systems
  • Partnered with Assa Abloy security solutions.
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Need A Locksmith?

Pick up the phone and get it touch with us today! Our friendly and empathic team are ready to assist you with your enquiry!