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Nurture Group acquires leading northeast business Pest Pro.

28 March 2023

Royal Warrant holder Rokill Pest Control, part of the Nurture Landscapes Group, completes the acquisition of Durham-based Pest Pro Environmental Services Ltd.

Founded by Dave Graham and Steve Cowie in 2000, Pest Pro, which has its head office in Birtley, provides high-quality pest control services throughout the North-East, including Newcastle, Sunderland, and Durham. The company’s expanding portfolio of NHS sites, universities, local authorities, ports, retail parks, shopping centers, and hospitality venues are to be incorporated into Rokill’s commercial and domestic client base. This will strengthen both Rokill’s and its parent company, Nurture Group’s, presence in the region. 

 

This latest acquisition, completed on 1 February, follows parent company Nurture Group’s purchase of Alpha Pest Control in Stoke-on-Trent and Leeds-headquartered Enserve in 2022, in addition to other recent Group-wide acquisitions across the North East of England, and wider.

 

Dave and Steve will continue to work within the business to provide all important continuity for colleagues and clients, as well as support the full integration of the two companies.

 

Rokill chairman, Alec McQuin, said: “It is with great pride and excitement that we are welcoming Pest Pro into the Nurture family of companies. Dave and Steve have created a top-quality organisation, delivering excellent service to their customers, and we are delighted they are staying for the long term to help us all achieve our shared goal of becoming a nationwide leader in pest control, with the added strength and resources that come from the Nurture Group’s years of experience within the green services sector.”

 

Peter Fane, Nurture Group founder and executive chairman, added: “Pest Pro is a great addition to our pest control offering and I’m delighted that Dave and Steve will continue to provide their extensive knowledge beyond the transition phase  Welcoming Pest Pro into the Nurture Group is an important step on our journey of becoming the UK’s premier green services business incorporating integrated offerings.

 

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