Cleankill Pest Control says goodbye to Phil Nye after 20 years

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Cleankill Pest Control’s longest-serving technician Phil Nye has retired after 20 years with the company.

Mr Nye started his career with Rentokil in 1977 as a technician and was a field biologist and a supervisor before joining Cleankill in 2001.

At Cleankill’s staff conference he was presented with a specially commissioned trophy featuring two rats and a globe to represent his love of travelling.

The inscription read: “Presented to Phil Nye on the occasion of his retirement. The rats can now sleep easy.” At the conference, Mr Nye gave a talk about how things had changed since he started his career.

Paul Bates, Cleankill’s managing director, said: “Phil was a real asset to the company and was excellent at training new staff who we wanted to mirror his attitude and knowledge.

“He eased gradually into retirement reducing to four days at age 65 and then three days a week at 68. He originally covered London and in the last few years worked in Hampshire, Sussex and Surrey.

“We never had any customer complaints – only compliments – and he was definitely one of the best technicians in the industry. He will be missed.”

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