We’re on a mission to change the face of the storage industry, and create a safer, better home and working environment for everyone. We’ve sold over 180,000 units around the world to homeowners, employers, commercial enterprises, government organisations and professionals. As the trusted brand in everyday lockable storage, our affordable and carefully-designed lockable products provide a smarter, more mindful way to store what’s in your home or workplace.
Meet the team
CEO & Founder
Peter designed the first lockable box after people kept stealing his food at university. (His dreams to become a superstar DJ were quickly put on hold.) Peter founded Lockabox® in 2012 where his dedication to this new type of storage has never ceased. Previous to this Peter had his own construction company in the South Hams. Brought up with a ‘fix it yourself’ mentality and following in his dad’s engineering footsteps, Peter is a problem solver at heart. Pete’s expertise lies within the commercial & entrepreneurial mindset, long term vision & mission, and a big creative thinker.
Kate has been with Lockabox since 2018, prior to this Kate was previously a successful high ticket closer at Drang Galleries, with over 10 years worth of experience in retail and sales she also has a strong art and design background with a BA Hons in Interior and Spatial Design from Chelsea College Art and Design, UAL. Kate's expertise are in brand strategy, product design and creative communications. Kate oversees all elements of marketing while leading long term product development and positioning.
Rory is our Operations Manager, after joining Lockabox® in early 2021 as our Ops Assistant, he now oversees the day-to-day running of the business and personally manages our global supply chain; he makes sure each Lockabox® product is in the right place at the right time and keeps the team on track. Rory’s key expertise lie within logistics, project management, planning & data analysis with a strong attention to detail and adaptability.
Senior Account Manager
Alex is our Senior Account Manager who is the main point of contact in the business for all of our customers and B2B clients. As well as dealing with all customer enquiries - from queries and problems to reviews and feedback - she is also in charge of transforming all of our business sales. With over 12 years experience within customer facing roles and a BSc in Hospitality Management, no enquiry is too big or small. Alex’s key expertise lies within task management, relationship building & exceptional communications.
Tess is our Finance Officer, and looks after all things money; from paying our bills, to producing our management accounts - she is responsible for keeping the money in the bank. Tess joined Lockabox back in 2021, after 5 years at a regional logistics company; she specialises in budget, forecasting & cash flow analysis. Tess’s key expertise lies within critical analysis, financial account management & statistics.
At some point, it’s happened to all of us. We’ve gone to a shared fridge to get lunch, only to find someone else has already helped themselves to our food. Our founder Peter Morris originally invented the Lockabox for just this reason, after one too many cheeky flatmates pinched his food from the fridge.
Our strong, lightweight, portable boxes have been helping to keep sandwiches (and anything else) safe ever since. These days people keep far more than just food in them, but the idea is still the same. The simple three-digit combination lock and tough polycarbonate construction wards off wandering fingers, so once your stuff is in your Lockabox One or Medi, you can relax: it’s not coming out until you say so.
The lightbulb moment! Peter had the idea whilst at university, looking for a solution to stop fellow students helping themselves to his food.
Development began as Pete created prototypes of his idea and began to plan how we could create a unique proposition for the market.
Peter was able to secure a meeting with John Lewis to pitch Lockabox, and a very nervous young entrepreneur secured his first big contract!
Lockabox One launched on Amazon UK. This was a big turning point for the business as we became a #1 bestseller and started selling into Germany, France, Italy & Spain.
A big year as Lockabox One went from self-assembly to ready-to-use at the point of manufacture, meaning we were able to supply volumes for professional and trade markets.
Our new and improved Lockabox began to generate attention – and sales – from organisations like the NHS, Royal Mail, Ocado, Cancer Research, HMIC, PWC and Anchor Health Care.
By now we were selling globally and we released our brand new Lockabox One Medi Blue, which helped us boost our profile within the healthcare industry.
We successfully worked from home as a team during the pandemic (while winning new clients and expanding into more territories), and became an approved supplier to the NHS supply chain.
We’ve doubled the size of our team here in Devon and expanded our HQ and operations, as well as offering free shipping to the UK, AU, US and EU.