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Acquisition and new board directors set security firm on road to growth

Leeds security firm Gough & Kelly has started a new financial year by welcoming two new directors to the board and acquiring an intruder alarm company to bolster its customer portfolio.

Gough & Kelly, which turns over £6 million, employs over 140 staff at its Leeds headquarters and provides a range of security products and services to organisations across the region, has acquired Rothwell-based Haigh Alarms. The move comes as Gough and Kelly ends a year of record sales and prepares for future growth with the appointment of two new board directors.

Directors Ian Crawford and Gavin Fearnley have joined the Gough and Kelly board to support the existing senior team and drive the firm’s growth plans.

Managing director Stephen Kelly, who founded the company in 1989, said: “Both Ian and Gavin have become more and more involved in running the business over the past 12 months and I’m pleased to formally welcome them to the board, where I know they will have a very positive impact on supporting the existing team to deliver our growth plans.”

The firm is targeting a £1million increase in turnover in the next 12 months, and the Haigh Alarms acquisition is a key part of this strategy.

“Haigh Alarms is a well-respected local firm with a strong domestic and commercial customer base, and we’re very pleased to welcome Geoff Haigh to our team,” said Stephen.

“We’ll be working together closely to ensure the smooth integration of the two companies, and I look forward to seeing this area of the business continue to grow.”

Haigh Alarms managing director Geoff Haigh said: “I know that many of our existing customers will benefit from the wider security services Gough and Kelly provides, which is why bringing the two businesses together is a great fit for our customer base.

“It will add strength to both of our companies, and provide plenty of scope for growth.”

Gough & Kelly provides a range of security products and services including CCTV, access control, fire and intruder alarm systems along with the full range of manned guarding activities to businesses, local authorities, sporting venues, schools, colleges and universities across Yorkshire.

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Leeds security firm on road to growth

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