We can help you do business better.

We provide clarity, focus and direction so you can feel confident, empowered and in control while growing your business.

We’re a lean, agile consultancy providing top-quality strategic marketing and communications services to ambitious businesses and organisations. Our services simplify, streamline and organise your marketing, helping you connect with your customers while saving you time, money and energy.

Our services

Brand strategy

A brand strategy to help you differentiate from your competition and attract and retain customers.

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Strategic communications

Expert communications support that generates results.

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Marketing consultancy

Marketing advice, guidance and practical support to position your business for success.

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Marketing health check

A fresh perspective on your marketing with recommendations to maximise its results.

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Start-up marketing

Strategic marketing to help you run your business effectively and efficiently from the start.

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Public and third sector communications

Tailored communications to help you connect and engage with your target audiences.

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Our work

Developing a sector-defining brand for an online home and garden retailer

Charles & Ivy wanted to bring an innovative, on-trend product range to market with as much momentum as possible. We helped them establish their premium positioning by developing their stylish, sophisticated brand platform, elevating their initial visual identity and improving their website.

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Creating communications clarity for a global networking platform

Software and networking platform Crowdhelix needed to overhaul their communications strategy to connect more effectively with their three very different audiences. We helped them create the clarity they needed to communicate with impact.

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Who we are

Lydia Onyett and Ces Kulikowski are LOCK.

Natural collaborators, we’re individually excellent but outstanding in partnership.

Our diverse marketing experience and complementary skills make us a formidable pair of creative problem solvers, engaging copywriters and expert project managers.

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How we work

Strategic marketing isn’t a dark art.

It’s simply a way of doing business effectively and efficiently.

It makes your organisation more resilient and adaptive, builds relationships with your customers, empowers and motivates your employees and drives you towards the business results you want.

So just like hiring an accountant or a lawyer, it’s worth investing in expertise to help you do it right.

Straightforward, practical, bespoke.

You won't get jargon and buzzwords from us. You’ll get straightforward advice, actionable recommendations and practical support.

We create bespoke solutions by establishing your current position, determining what success looks like, and plotting a step-by-step course between the two.

Building flexible teams around your needs.

We’re experienced project managers who you can rely on to deliver your marketing projects smoothly and efficiently.

We use our extensive industry knowledge and our network of trusted suppliers to curate and manage teams of specialists, so you can avoid expensive, one-stop-shop marketing agencies without compromising on quality.