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

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Rentokil Film Unit

It’s important not to overlook the huge contribution towards embedding expertise within the business made by the Rentokil Film Unit at this time. Its corporate educational films were made to exacting standards and imparted technical knowledge quite brilliantly. The British Film Institute has catalogued these documentaries, although sadly many of the original films themselves now appear to be lost. Back in the 1970s, long before moving images were easily shareable and accessible online, Rentokil put a huge amount of effort into distributing and showing its documentaries. Company figures reveal that in 1977 there were 7,365 showings of Film Unit documentaries, up more than a thousand on the previous year. This meant that on ...

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