“Lock & Co. is a small family business, and one with a great sense of social responsibility. We are the oldest shop in London, and for 347 years we have tried to look after our employees and our customers really well. It matters to each of us here to ‘do the right thing’, so each year Lock & Co. makes a number of donations to charities that are close to our hearts. It is motivating, I think, to know that your hard work goes some way to supporting others, and I believe that this shared value makes a real difference to those who need help the most. In a typically British way, our charitable giving is done quietly and respectfully, but I think it is important for these charities to be able to share their message to as wide an audience as possible. If you have a moment, please do follow the links on this page and hear their stories – and we hope you will also want to support them."
Managing Director Ben Dalrymple
"We are the privileged custodians of the oldest hatters in the world, and one of the oldest family businesses too. With privilege comes responsibility and we all want to make our contribution however small to the communities in which we live.We try hard to choose, and then support, charities which may not be the most familiar but which have identified real needs where support can make a significant difference."
Chairman Nigel C. Lock Macdonald
"As a family business, we seek to apply our values to our whole team which includes our customers. Each year we ask our Board members and the whole team alike, to suggest causes that are close to their hearts, whether that be for personal reasons or what they see a need for in their communities. We look for charities where our contribution can make a real difference, not just monetarily, but practically too. That way we try to make a positive change for good and help those who need it most.”
Deputy Chairman Roger Stevenson