Rokill Pest Control Services join the Nurture Group in latest acquisition
Pictured L to R : Alec McQuin, Chairman, Rokill | Peter Fane, CEO, Nurture Landscape Holdings Ltd | Chris Turner, Managing Director, Rokill
Rokill Pest Control Services join the Nurture family.
This latest acquisition will see The Nurture Group enter a new, but not unfamiliar market alongside its existing the grounds maintenance, landscape construction, winter gritting and plant display services.
Founded 41 years ago by Chairman Alec McQuin, and headquartered in Ringwood, Hampshire, Rokill are one of the largest independently owned pest control companies in the UK. They are respected throughout the industry for providing a quality service to the highest standards and have been holders of the Royal Warrant for the provision of Pest Control Services to Her Majesty the Queen since 2000.
The company provides commercial and domestic pest and bird control services, across the South of England and up into the Midlands; working with key clients such as Pets at Home, Clarks, New Look, Screwfix, as well as household names in the food and beverage sectors, including Ginsters, Charlie Bighams and St Austell Brewery.
The acquisition has been driven by the Nurture Groups ambition to meet the constant and growing demand from clients. Similar to the expansion of their winter gritting business, the requirement for pest control services, in addition to its grounds’ maintenance offering, was a natural progression for the Nurture Group to meet their markets need.
Rokill will continue to trade under the Rokill brand from Ringwood, as a wholly owned trading subsidiary of Nurture Holdings.
Nurture CEO Peter Fane commented: “Rokill is a business that fits neatly into our organisation and it’s great to be able to bring it on board. Both companies have a strong ethos in health and safety, as well as an impressive commitment to preserving the environment. They both recruit top talent, and above all, bring a quality service to our respective client bases, which are also very closely aligned.
In recent months and years, we have witnessed an upward trend in clients enquiring about pest control, and with Rokill becoming a part of the Nurture Group, we are well-placed to meet this growing demand.”
Rokill’s Chairman Alec McQuin added: “We’re delighted to be welcomed into the Nurture Group and are excited about this new venture together. Nurture’s story of growth and ambition is one that reflects our own.
Rokill has enjoyed a hugely successful 41 years, Chris Turner our Managing Director and I have worked together for much of that time and are looking forward to the next stage of Rokill’s growth, working alongside Nurture, bringing a quality and professional service to our clients.”
The Rokill acquisition comes off the back of three other recent deals completed by Nurture in the last two months – JBB Groundcare in Scotland, GLM Services in the North East, and Minster Landscapes in the Midlands, all of whom will transition to the Nurture brand from 1st December 2021. These will broaden the company’s service provision across the UK, most notably in areas across Scotland, thanks to the JBB deal, where the company has seen considerable growth over the last few years.