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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

    Dreaming of the Bondi waves

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

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  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

    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...

  27. 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...

  28. October 20, 2005

    Goodnight horse

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

  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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