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A locksmith is to exhibit at The Coronation Festival.

The UK’s only locksmithing company to hold a Royal Warrant of Appointment has been selected as one of 200 businesses to exhibit at The Coronation Festival this July. Master Locksmiths Association (MLA) Approved Company Magpie Security Services Limited from Kings Lynn, Norfolk, will be exhibiting at the event having been awarded the prestigious title of Royal Warrant of Appointment for HM The Queen in 2010.

Held within the Gardens of Buckingham Palace from July 11 to 14, the event hosted by the Royal Warrant Holders Association, will mark the 60th anniversary of the Queen’s coronation. The four day event brings together the UK companies who hold the Royal Warrant of Appointment. Family-run Magpie Security Services Limited is led by former police crime prevention officer and MLA member Bob Angell, with his wife Penny, their son Simon.

Simon Angell said: “We are honoured to have been invited to exhibit at the Coronation Festival and are incredibly proud to be able to represent the British locksmithing industry at such a prestigious event. Our stand will display a classic Chubb lock and key dating to the early 1800s which won a Government competition to find a lock which at that time could not be opened with anything other than its own key. We will also be exhibiting some high tech gadgets at the other end of the scale including face recognition technology which I’m sure will be of interest to the Royal family who are visiting the exhibition on the first day.”

Dr Steffan George from the UK locksmithing trade association the Master Locksmiths Association (MLA), pictured, said: “To see an MLA member being invited to exhibit at such a prestigious and high profile event is incredibly exciting and Bob and the team at Magpie Security Services Limited are representing not only our members but our whole industry and British skills and craftsmanship in the most professional manner. Magpie Security Services has been an MLA member since it was established in 1987 and Bob has successfully grown the business into the highly regarded family business it is today. The fact that they have been invited to the Coronation Festival is further testament to Bob and the team’s commitment to providing first class service, and we are very proud of their achievement.”

About the MLA

The Master Locksmiths Association (MLA) was established over 50 years ago to set and promote standards of conduct, practice and materials within locksmithing, and is a not for profit association. A list of approved MLA companies are listed on the MLA website, for further information visit: www.locksmiths.co.uk


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