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

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Genuine camaraderie

As the 1990s dawned, the culture and spirit of previous decades was still very much in evidence. Rentokil Senior Legal Counsel Yvonne McCabe, who came to the company in 1990, was struck by the camaraderie and sense of fun of the time. Managers used to sneak wine and stilton out of the annual executive Christmas lunch at Yew Lodge for more junior members of staff to enjoy at the payroll Christmas party. Adding to the amusement, Head of Payroll Maureen Collins and Sarah Steer of the credit control team would write a satirical festive pantomime every year that was staged at Garland Road.

“Senior managers like Graham Foote came out and made idiots of themselves, either dressing up as women or whatever,” says McCabe. “There were ...

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