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Yorkshire security firm appointed to expand security services for City of York Council

17/05/2023 Commercial Company News
Yorkshire security firm appointed to expand security services for City of York Council

Yorkshire-based security firm Gough & Kelly is expanding its work with the City of York Council to provide Public Protection support.

The contract covers assistance to the Public Protection Team to identify and provide solutions to mitigate adverse environmental complaints, including noise pollution from commercial premises, odours, and bonfires within the historic city.

Many buildings in York, including the council's West Offices, are Grade 2 listed and rich in heritage, meaning officials at the City of York Council required a security service provider who could operate integrated facilities management, as well as support wider council operations around the city.

Gough & Kelly have worked closely with the City of York Council since 2012, providing a range of security solutions for the flagship West Offices and 17 additional locations. The service includes manned guarding, CCTV installation and maintenance, a comprehensive alarm system, event security, and key holding.

Senior Operations Director Richard Cuff says: “We are thrilled to be expanding our services with the City of York Council. Our original work integrated facilities management and this expansion will see our team support the wider community aiding the Public Protection Support division.

Our varied work for the council continues to strengthen our team in the area, and we look forward to continuing our partnership.”


Elsewhere, Gough & Kelly maintains ongoing partnerships with other council bodies across Yorkshire, including Calderdale Council, and Sheffield City Council with the operation of CCTV cameras in a busy, vibrant area of the city.

Headquartered in Leeds, Gough & Kelly was established in 1988 and now employs more than 500 people. The company provides security and safety solutions for councils, sporting events, venues, schools, colleges, and universities across the UK.