Security in Safe Hands for 40 Years
1976 – 2016: 40 years in business
2016 is a very special year for Calder Security as we celebrate not one but two anniversaries – 40 years in business and 10 years under the management of Simon Cook (pictured here, cutting the cake).
Founded by Phil Lynskey in 1976 we predominantly offered home security services. The company operated successfully as a small business with a couple of engineers and a locksmith for 30 years, at which point Phil decided he wanted to take a step back and sell the business. This was perfect timing for contracts manager Simon Cook, who was keen to make the transition from employee to employer so in 2006 he bought Calder Security. Phil stayed on as sales manager, looking after surveying and quoting on a part time basis.
Simon had big ambitions and over the last 10 years has grown the business significantly, diversifying into the commercial sector and growing the team to the 12 members of staff we have today. You can see a more detailed account of our company history here.
2016 is therefore a very significant year for us, celebrating 40 years as a business and 10 years under Simon Cook.
In addition to the anniversary celebrations, we have also moved premises into a significantly larger building that we have purpose-renovated on Roundwood Industrial Estate, Wakefield. We moved in on 2nd July. The new building includes a large security shop – thought to be the largest independent security shop in Yorkshire – office, stores and workshop. Because of the increased size of the shop and stores we now offer a much wider range of products and there’s plenty of parking right outside. For full location details click here.