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The Pest Detectives: The Definitive Guide to Rentokil by Rob Gray

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A commitment to science

Despite the partying, hard work remained paramount. The most significant event of 1952 was not the anniversary festivities but the opening of a new laboratory at Felcourt under the stewardship of Laboratory Controller Bob Farmer, who had previously worked in the research department at Boots. By making this investment in scientific research, British Ratin demonstrated that it was a heavyweight committed to breaking new ground and making improvements.

Inside the laboratory at Felcourt.

More thought was also being given to how the company positioned its services in the marketplace. The Chelsea Insecticides name had attracted ...

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