Yorkshire security firm Gough & Kelly has been awarded a £500k contract to deliver security services to Calderdale Council.
The three-year contract covers intruder alarm maintenance, intruder and fire alarm monitoring, manned guarding, keyholding and alarm response services across all 93 council properties throughout Calderdale. Gough & Kelly previously held the contract in 2015 and have regained it this year following a competitive tender. Six full-time staff members will be responsible for delivering the contract, which brings the total number of councils on the company’s books to seven.
Gough & Kelly has been operating across the north of England for three decades. The firm currently employs 350 people at its office in Leeds and holds contracts with City of York Council, Sheffield City Council, Leeds City Council, East Riding of Yorkshire and Redcar and Cleveland councils, as well as looking after some of the area’s highest profile sporting events and venues, schools, colleges, and universities. The team was also called to Edinburgh and London in the autumn to provide security services surrounding the Queen’s funeral.
Operations director Ian Crawford says: “We have a strong track record of work with local authorities, and I’m very pleased to welcome Calderdale Council on board. They will be very well looked after by our team, and we look forward to working in partnership with them.”
Cllr Silvia Dacre, Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Resources, adds: “Helping to keep Calderdale as safe as possible is really important to us, and a key part of our priority to have thriving towns and places. Working with Gough & Kelly will help to protect our buildings and assets and add to the wider safety of Calderdale.”