Founded by an entomologist who patented poisons Harold Maxwell-Lefroy tried to register his business as Entokill, but had instead to register Rentokil. Throughout its history its been acquisitive, hence the Initial addition to the name. Today as well as pest control operation it is a major player in the logistics business with City Link business.

IT Leader: Bryan Kinsella, CIO

In role since: Since May 2007

Reporting line: CEO

Board level seat: Yes

IT staff currently employed: 450

IT management team and reporting structure:  Kinsella has appointed an IS-IT Partner- – his “junior CIOs” – to the executive board of each division.

Primary technology platforms at the organisation: 35,000-seat deal to run Google Apps Premier Edition

Primary technology suppliers: Google, Workday

Significant strategic technology deals been struck in the last 12 months: Workday HR platform
Developed customer service tool My City Link in-house at a cost of £250,000

Read the CIO interview:

Rentokil Initial CIO says Google cleans up IT mess