Community Support in Barnet: As Local Locksmiths Why We Choose Local Businesses 

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IKS Locksmiths are MLA Approved, family run, local locksmiths based in High Barnet. As Barnet locksmiths, we value the rich sense of community support that is a unique feature of the local High Barnet area. The strong sense of support and trust that is evident in local businesses in Barnet is quite special in this day and age and something that we hope can be celebrated and preserved for future generations.

Exhibition: ‘Traces of Faces and Places: Barnet High Street 2023’

Barnet Museum is exhibiting around 50 of Simon Hollins’s photographs depicting the people and places that make up our local Barnet High Street community. The Exhibition was opened by The Mayor of Barnet in December at the Museum gallery space in The Spires.

An Inspirational Photographic Project

The striking images beautifully convey the character and the diversity of shops, businesses and the people of Barnet as they are now. The project provides food for thought and reveals insights into the potential for the future of Barnet High Street and how we can influence its evolution.

Hot Off The Press! ‘Traces of Faces and Places: Barnet High Street 2023’ Zine

The Faces and Places: Barnet High Street Zine has been released this week! An A5 magazine celebrating the sense of community and support in High Barnet. You can buy a copy of the A5 booklet of beautiful photographs and interesting background information on the featured local Barnet businesses for £3. Visit either The Barnet Museum or the iconic Dory’s Cafe to pick up a copy.

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Good Reasons to Support Local Businesses

As a family we always aim to buy local in Barnet where possible for several reasons;

  • Supporting the local economy will help to secure the future of Barnet High Street and maintain not only the sense of community but also opportunities for future businesses in Barnet to thrive in years to come
  • Reducing the environmental impact is another advantage for future generations
  • Building a network of trusted companies provides Barnet locals with a sense of safety and security when choosing where to spend their money
  • High levels of service and value for money

Local Locksmith in Barnet

As family run local locksmiths in Barnet we are regular customers at many of the local businesses pictured in the exhibition. We have come to know many of the business owners well over the years and are pleased to have the opportunity to provide commercial and residential security to them. From lock upgrades to roller shutter repair and safe installation, we are always happy to hear from local Barnet businesses and residents. Our local Barnet customers are a priority to us as a small business.

Calling Locksmiths Locally

There are locksmiths, and other trades, advertising as being local to Barnet when they are not based in Barnet. This is why it helps to have a trusted network of local tradespeople. As a 24 hour emergency locksmith in Barnet with vans on the road in and around the local area, we can send a locksmith to Totteridge and Whetstone, Hadley Wood, Brookmans Park and other neighbouring areas without delay.

Approved High Barnet Locksmiths

There are a few genuine locksmiths in Barnet, including one on the High Street. I am one of the few Master Locksmiths Association approved local locksmiths in my area. We are local mobile locksmiths operating from The Queens Industrial Estate near QE Boys School. We aim to keep our prices low and levels of service high. We are highly reliant on word of mouth for advertising so customer satisfaction is of the highest importance to us as a small local business.

Good Reasons To Live in High Barnet

The sense of community generated by projects like ‘Traces of Faces and Places: Barnet High Street 2023’ is what we love about Barnet. Local traders make a community. If you would like to read more about living in Barnet read our post featuring 10 Good Reasons To Live in High Barnet. Written in 2021 it shows how our High Street has evolved in just the last few years.

If you live in the Barnet area and you are looking for an approved local emergency locksmith near you we would be very happy to hear from you.

How can we help you?

For professional security advice and information call to speak directly to Martin, our Master Locksmith and security specialist.

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  • IKS Locksmiths Ltd
    Unit E2,
    Queens Rd,
    Barnet EN5 4DJ
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    IKS Locksmiths Ltd
    44 Greenway
    North London
    N20 8ED
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