Hi, we’re Chris and Alex
Hi, we’re Chris and Alex
LockSmith is Chris Lock and Alex O'Rourke (nee Smith). We're here to unlock the potential in the people behind your brand. We’ve known each other, and worked together, for over 20 years. Our experience spans multinationals, start-ups and SMEs. Local and Global. Marketing and Innovation. Big teams and small. Budgets of all sizes. And we love nothing more than to bring all of that experience to bear on transforming the capability and performance of your marketing team.
Alex isn’t quite as old as Chris but like him has 23+ years marketing experience gained working in multinationals, SMEs and start ups, on some of the world’s best loved brands. Alex & Chris worked together at both Camelot and Diageo, and most recently Alex spent 3 years at Fever-Tree where she set up the Innovation department and was instrumental in one of the most successful challenger stories in history.
Alex has experience across the full marketing mix and particularly loves all things brand strategy and creative development related. But most of all she is passionate about people and loves nothing more than coaching, training and developing teams & individuals and seeing them thrive. She is a qualified transformational life coach and an accredited DISC (behavioural profiling) practitioner.
We are proud to have signed up to 1% for the planet. That means that we donate 1% of our revenue every year to charities and causes that support the environment.
To play our part more directly, we plant a tree for every person that has a meeting with us, and every delegate on one of our courses. Our partner is sustainably run meetings.
What’s it like working with LockSmith?
But don’t just take our word for it. Listen to what these lovely people have to say.
“If you have ever met Alex or Chris – you won’t need me to tell you how engaging they both are and put them together in a room and they deliver their materials with oodles of fun & energy. My team are already asking when they are coming back...``
``I can’t recommend Chris and Alex highly enough. The training they provided for UKTV was rich, impactful, educational and entertaining all rolled into one. They are experts in their field and you’d be hard pressed to beat them.”
“Alex is a brilliant leader, she creates high performing teams who deliver big outcomes. She is a thought leader who builds a stretching agenda and strategy, her breadth of experience makes her a highly skilled and rounded marketer who is committed to delivering amazing work.”
“Chris is an outstanding marketer with a track record second to none. Whilst working with him at Coca-Cola it was clear he not only has an astute marketing brain but also possesses a natural ability to get the best out of people.”