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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  1. July 26, 2008

    Some welcome plain speaking and straight talking

    Four months in the top job at Rentokil and Alan Brown was running out of time to spell out the mess that his predecessor,...

  2. July 25, 2008

    Welcome plain speaking at Rentokil

    Four months in the top job at Rentokil and Alan Brown was running out of time to spell out the mess that his predecessor,...

  3. May 15, 2008

    Rentokil rat run

    Long-suffering Rentokil Initial shareholders sprayed the board at the annual meeting on Park Lane. The ratcatcher's new...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  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

    Rentokil plunge spurs break-up fears

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

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. FT Alphaville

    February 28, 2008

    Rentokil on the block?

    Break-up, LBO candidate, trade buyer? Take your pick. Services combine Rentokil Initial looked to be on the block on...

  19. January 15, 2008

    Pesky consumers

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

  20. December 14, 2007

    Rentokil blames profit warning on slow start to festive spree

    Rentokil Initial blamed the trend towards last-minute Christmas shopping for a warning that profits would fall short by...

  21. December 14, 2007

    Rentokil blames profit alert on slow festive start

    Rentokil Initial blamed the trend towards last-minute Christmas shopping for a warning that profits would fall short by...

  22. December 13, 2007

    Rentokil dives on profits warning

    Rentokil Initial blamed the trend towards last-minute Christmas shopping for a warning that profits would fall short by £10m...

  23. November 1, 2007

    Grade-A broker

    Peter Meinertzhagen "graduated from the Sorbonne with a PhD in hindsight, which is a perfect qualification for a...

  24. October 23, 2007

    Invincible Lions

    The Rugby World Cup provided the perfect excuse for Sir Anthony O'Reilly to get together with his British Lions team-mates...

  25. October 23, 2007

    Sticky idea for Northern Rock

    How much should one read into calls to nationalise Northern Rock from Sir Michael Darrington, group managing director of...

  26. August 24, 2007

    Rentokil expects improvement

    Rentokil Initial said it had "passed an inflection point in terms of profits" and that profits, which had been declining...

  27. August 24, 2007

    Rentokil gets cleaned up

    For those who expect Australians to be forthright, Doug Flynn's assertion that Rentokil Initial has "passed an inflexion...

  28. August 23, 2007

    Rentokil forecasts return to profits

    Rentokil Initial said it had “passed an inflection point in terms of profits” and that profits, which had been declining for...

  29. May 3, 2007

    Rentokil awaiting recovery

    Rentokil Initial saw first-quarter profits fall more than 40 per cent. But the pest control to tropical plants group still...

  30. May 3, 2007

    Still emerging from root-and-branch revamp

    Getting Doug Flynn to say when Rentokil Initial will reach the lowest point in its profit decline has taken persistence but...

  31. May 2, 2007

    Rentokil expects second half surge in profits

    Rentokil Initial hinted on Wednesday that the first quarter of 2007 should mark a turning point in the pest control,...

  32. April 30, 2007

    UK Companies Diary: Flynn’s pivotal moment at Rentokil Initial

    ● With Ladbrokes having broken off long-running takeover talks with 888 Holdings last week, the pressure will be on the...

  33. February 23, 2007

    Rentokil on bid alert

    Shareholders in Rentokil blew a raspberry at a tentative takeover approach from business guru Sir Gerry Robinson almost two...

  34. February 23, 2007

    Rentokil plagued by eroding margins

    Rentokil Initial cut its forecasts for the year ahead after pre-tax profit fell 8.4 per cent in 2006 as it restructured its...

  35. December 1, 2006

    Rentokil pays £210m for delivery business

    Rentokil Initial is back on the acquisition trail with the £210m cash purchase of Target Express, a move that will make it...

  36. November 30, 2006

    Rentokil in £210m parcels buy

    Rentokil Initial is back on the acquisition trail with the £210m purchase of Target Express, a move that will double the...

  37. FT Alphaville

    November 30, 2006

    A bolt-on at Rentokil suggests confidence is being repaired

    Turning around Rentokil Initial was always going to be a slow, arduous job. . Revenues are on the up at the struggling...

  38. November 9, 2006

    Rentokil fails to build on revenue rise

    Ongoing difficulties at its "knotty" textiles and washroom services division overshadowed a sixth consecutive quarter of...

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