Rentokil Initial plc’s Rentokil Pest Control business has been awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise for International Trade. The Queen’s Award celebrates enterprise and business excellence, and is the UK’s highest accolade for business success. It consists of a Grant of Appointment, which is awarded for five years. Her Majesty The Queen publicly announced the winners at the end of April in the London Gazette.
• Rentokil’s international pest control revenues increased by 73% between 2010 and 2015, and in 2016 total ongoing revenues (inc. UK) grew by 25.9%.
• Rentokil has expanded its pest control operations significantly in North America, Latin and Central America, Middle East, Asia, and Pacific over the last three years.
• Rentokil’s depth of expertise and global experience has seen the business win some of the most prestigious pest control contracts including the Rio Olympic and Paralympic Games.
• Innovation and the development of differentiated products have been integral to its success. Recent innovations include Lumnia (the first commercial range of LED fly control units), RapidPro (fastest-acting bait for mouse infestations) and PestConnect (digital pest control for 24/7 monitoring and fast response).
Andy Ransom, chief executive of Rentokil Initial plc, said: “We are extremely proud to receive the Queen’s Award for Enterprise. Being acknowledged in this way is a fantastic achievement and is testament to the hard work and commitment of our colleagues across the world. Rentokil is an outstanding business and has grown significantly over recent years, strengthening our position as global leaders in pest control through a relentless focus on innovation, digital services and the expertise of our people. The business has great opportunities to continue its success with multiple drivers of growth and increasing demand around our international markets.”