Yorkshire based security firm Gough and Kelly has been enlisted to protect the historic Guildhall complex in York in its new purpose, along with providing security services for the annual ‘Mayor Making’ ceremony at the venue.
Award-winning Gough and Kelly, which provides diverse security and safety solutions such as electrical contracting and event security, has held the City of York Council security contract for ten years. This contract, combined with the recent LNER stadium win has led to the company ramping up their recruitment drive in the city.
The Guildhall is a grade 1 listed 15th Century building located on the infamous riverside in York. It has recently undergone a significant restoration and renovation project and has been given a new lease of life by York Science Park which will use the premises as a place for business and enterprise. The complex requires night-time security and access management to keep the treasured buildings safe.
The historic venue will also be the location for this year’s Mayor Making ceremony, where the city of York appoints its new Lord Mayor, Sheriff, and civil party. Gough and Kelly staff will be on hand for crowd safety and management during the ceremony and procession.
Richard Cuff, security operations manager at Gough and Kelly, says, “It is an honour to secure such a historical site, and to help ensure that it can safely fulfil its new purpose. We are also greatly looking forward to making this year’s ‘Mayor Making’ event as safe and enjoyable as possible, for everyone involved.”
This is not the only historic endeavour that Gough and Kelly have been assigned to this year, as it is also making preparations to provide security services for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations in London, this June.