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Gough & Kelly provides peace of mind for higher education in York

16/10/2023 Company News
Gough & Kelly provides peace of mind for higher education in York

Gough & Kelly has been appointed to provide security services for two prestigious higher education establishments in central York. 

Gough & Kelly will provide staffed and satellite security for York St John University and Askham Bryan Agriculture and Animal Science College as their portfolio of work within the city continues to grow. 

Established in 1841, York St John welcomes around 8,300 students each year. Gough & Kelly will be providing staffed security services for the main campus in York City centre, plus the satellite sites located on Haxby Road and Clarence Street. As part of this, Gough & Kelly are absorbing and training the existing staffed security teams from each location.

Gough & Kelly will also provide electronic security, including lighting, alarms, and CCTV at Askham Bryan College as part of a security and safeguarding initiative for its 5,000 students. The college was founded in the 1930s and boasts Alumni horticulturalists and broadcasters Geoffrey Smith and Joe Maiden. The three-year contract includes on-site staff to monitor systems and provide ongoing support. 

Gough & Kelly has a long-standing relationship with the City of York Council, providing expertise and support for several schools, council premises and the council's flagship West Offices. The security firm recently expanded its services around York to aid the Public Protection Team in mitigating environmental complaints.

Ian Crawford, Group Operations Manager at Gough & Kelly, says: “We are very happy to have further extended our scope in the City of York to include Askham Bryan and York St John University. 

"We will be providing manned security solutions across each campus, as well as electrical security to keep both staff and students safe. Our ongoing relationship with the City of York Council has allowed us to provide security measures in various locations around the historic city since 2012."