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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

      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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    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

      Sticky idea for Northern Rock

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

    25. 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...

    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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