While getting the corporate identity straight was important, what really mattered was serving customers. And there were plenty of achievements out on the frontline.
Rentokil became an official supplier to the Atlanta 1996 Olympic Games. USA Pest Control secured the contract to keep the 80,000-capacity Olympic stadium free of rodents, cockroaches and ants, while Tropical Plants as sole provider of interior landscape services had the job of supplying and maintaining almost 20,000 plants and flowers. Separately, there was work specifying and servicing plants for giant cruise liners such as the Oriana and Sun Princess.
In Australia a pest control contract was picked up for the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge. The pylons at each end, ...