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    1. December 31, 2010

      Honoured Carr made his name as a raider

      The knighthood bestowed on Roger Carr was a perhaps inevitable laurel for a pillar of British business who will assume the...

    2. July 28, 2009

      Umeco warns on profits outlook

      Umeco, the aircraft parts supplier and materials group, warned that operating profits for the first half would drop compared...

    1. June 3, 2009

      Umeco chairman to retire amid discontent

      Brian McGowan, the long-serving chairman of Umeco, is to retire in the wake of investor discontent about the aircraft parts...

    2. June 3, 2009

      Umeco chairman to retire amid investor discontent at falling share price

      Brian McGowan, the long- serving chairman of Umeco, is to retire in the wake of investor discontent about the aircraft...

    3. June 3, 2009

      McGowan bows out from Umeco

      Brian McGowan might be able to focus on his fishing now that he is departing from aircraft parts group Umeco in the wake of...

    4. November 9, 2008

      Macfarlane to leave Rentokil

      Andrew Macfarlane is set to step down as finance director at Rentokil Initial early next year in a move that would conclude...

    5. March 26, 2008

      Peter Long

      Toughened up by travel It has been a busy year for Peter Long. He has overseen the merger of Tui and First Choice to create...

    6. March 22, 2008

      Long acts as Rentokil exterminator-in-chief

      For a company involved in the humdrum business of cleaning corporate washrooms and maintaining office greenery, Rentokil...

    7. March 21, 2008

      Long acts as Rentokil exterminator-in-chief

      For a company involved in the humdrum business of cleaning corporate washrooms and maintaining office greenery, Rentokil...

    8. March 20, 2008

      Long makes short work of Rentokil revamp

      Peter Long, Rentokil Initial’s senior independent director, is known as a tough manager and a plain speaker – and he was...

    9. March 20, 2008

      Rentokil regime change

      When Doug Flynn took the head job at Rentokil Initial in April 2005, he said it would be his last job before he retired to...

    10. FT Alphaville

      March 20, 2008

      McAdam demolition gang arrives at Rentokil

      Sir Gerry Robinson must be fuming. Back in the autumn of 2005 he approached Rentokil Initial, then a struggling support...

    11. March 20, 2008

      Disappointed investors push for change

      Brian McGowan and Doug Flynn were the architects of strategy at Rentokil Initial in recent years but the pair, respectively...

    12. March 20, 2008

      McGowan and Flynn quit Rentokil

      Rentokil Initial bowed to shareholder pressure on Thursday and brought in a new management team to replace the chairman and...

    13. February 29, 2008

      Why Rentokil’s Mr Minus 20 Per Cent can’t last long

      That faint, slightly disturbing noise in the background is the sound of Sir Clive Thompson, former chairman of Rentokil...

    14. February 29, 2008

      Wrong turnings that led into a trap

      It made its name in the mucky business of catching mice and cleaning corporate toilets. Now Rentokil’s shares are being...

    15. February 29, 2008

      Former stock market favourite in need of credibility

      Yesterday's profit warning and share price fall has become an all too familiar story at Rentokil Initial. But it was not...

    16. February 29, 2008

      Wrong turnings that led into a trap

      It made its name in the mucky business of catching mice and cleaning corporate toilets. Now Rentokil's shares are being...

    17. February 29, 2008

      Rentokil plunge spurs break-up fears

      Rentokil Initial embarked on a reluctant march towards break-up yesterday after the pest control and parcels business...

    18. February 29, 2008

      Why Rentokil's Mr Minus 20 Per Cent can't last long

      That faint, slightly disturbing noise in the background is the sound of Sir Clive Thompson, former chairman of Rentokil...

    19. February 29, 2008

      Dreaming of the Bondi waves

      In sharp contrast to his relaxed demeanour at a poor trading update last December, Rentokil Initial chief Doug Flynn...

    20. February 28, 2008

      Rentokil plunge spurs break-up fears

      Rentokil Initial embarked on a reluctant march towards break-up on Thursday after the pest control and parcels business...

    21. January 15, 2008

      Pesky consumers

      Rentokil chairman Brian McGowan has reinforced the board of the struggling pest-control to parcel-post business by...

    22. May 15, 2007

      Deals in all households

      It is all happening around the battle-hardened Roger Carr. Shares in companies that the 60-year-old corporate veteran is...

    23. February 24, 2006

      Support services group sees unhelpful outlook

      In August 2004, Brian McGowan, chairman of Rentokil Initial, gave the assurance that he had already started to get the...

    24. February 23, 2006

      Lombard: Higher pay-outs but lower profits

      Support services group sees unhelpful outlook In August 2004, Brian McGowan, chairman of Rentokil Initial, gave the...

    25. October 21, 2005

      Rentokil continues cull of its managers

      Rentokil Initial, the support services company, announ-ced its sixth high-level appointment yesterday, part of a strategy...

    26. October 20, 2005

      Goodnight horse

      Now for a previously undisclosed link between Rentokil Initial antagonists Brian McGowan and Sir Gerry Robinson. "We shared...

    27. October 20, 2005

      Sir Gerry's Rentokil bid moves up a notch

      Sir Gerry Robinson has approached Sir Clive Thompson, the former chairman of Rentokil, in his pursuit of the struggling...

    28. October 20, 2005

      Getting away from corporate cut and thrust

      Brian McGowan is pretty cross with Sir GerryRobinson. A friend had invited him on a fishing trip to British Columbia last...

    29. October 19, 2005

      Robinson draws in ousted Rentokil chairman

      Sir Gerry Robinson has approached Sir Clive Thompson, the former chairman of Rentokil, in his pursuit of the struggling...

    30. October 19, 2005

      Mudlark: Hanson’s Lea way for barge traffic

      Probably not since Churchill was seeking landing craft for Operation Overlord in 1944 has the demand for flat-bottomed...

    31. September 15, 2005

      Clock is ticking for the Sir Gerry show

      Analysts were looking forward to meeting Sir Gerry Robinson yesterday. For the youngsters, he is a face from the telly who...

    32. September 10, 2005

      A transatlantic divide in the Rentokil battle

      US fund manager backs Rentokil move What is it about American value funds and cocky businessmen this side of the Atlantic?...

    33. September 9, 2005

      Lombard: US fund manager backs Rentokil move

      What is it about American value funds and cocky businessmen this side of the Atlantic? A year ago, San Diego-based Brandes...

    34. September 9, 2005

      Rentokil spurns Robinson offer

      * Sir Gerry seeks £76m payment * Hostilities break out over struggling group * Some analysts question logic of the proposal...

    35. September 8, 2005

      Rentokil spurns Robinson offer for the group

      Sir Gerry Robinson, star of the TV series I'll Show Them Who's Boss, yesterday set out the terms on which he would be...

    36. August 27, 2005

      Rentokil worse than foreseen, says chief

      Doug Flynn, the new chief executive of Rentokil, has admitted he had no idea of the scale of the problems at the company...

    37. August 26, 2005

      Rentokil ‘worse than I expected' says Flynn

      Doug Flynn, the new chief executive of Rentokil, has admitted he had no idea of the scale of the company’s problems when he...

    38. August 26, 2005

      Rentokil vows to defy predators

      * Management pledges it will not break up the company * Pre-tax profits slump by 40% * Conference division is to be sold...

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