From Scouts leader to business owner

From Scouts leader to business owner

Roger Lowden has started on a new venture switching from his current career in Outdoor Education with the launch of a Lockfit franchise covering Plymouth and surrounding areas.

Roger spent the last 8 years managing the Nine Ashes Activity Centre for Cornwall Scouts, in this time, Roger developed the centre into a thriving centre with superb facilities and resources.

Roger has spent the last 23 years working in the Outdoor education industry but originally came from an engineering background.

Being a hands on person with experience in all aspects of DIY and building maintenance Roger can turn his hand to most tasks and enjoys the challenge of solving problems.

Roger has decided it’s time to work for himself and put those skills to good use whilst working for himself. Roger has chosen to go down the franchising route and make an investment in a sector, with a brand which is well known and recession proof with substantial growth potential.

Roger said: “My previous role included working long hours for much of the year in all weathers which had an effect on my quality of life. After setting up and developing the  activity centre, for Cornwall Scouts, into what is a thriving, well used facility with a very full order book for the coming year, I find I have that craving for a fresh challenge. I have always wanted to work for myself where I am in control of my work/home life balance – taking on this franchise will enable me to achieve this aim.”

I’m keen and proud to join and be part of this exciting venture, I can’t wait to promote Lockfit within my area of responsibility.

Kevin Russell, Founder & Managing Director for Lockfit, added: “We are very excited to have Roger on board, It all adds up to a really exciting time for Lockfit franchise, both for Lockfit and Roger. Roger excelled in his training having been involved in engineering in previous roles was certainly an advantage for Roger, we now look forward to working with Roger in his area to promote Lockfit Plymouth.

Lockfit is the fastest growing leading locksmith franchise brand which is growing nationally, providing a National service with local coverage. Offering a genuine 24/7, 365 day a year service with transparent pricing and providing our customers with a fixed price with no hidden extras.

For further information about the Lockfit franchise and the services it offers, visit or call 0800 210 1010.


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