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Contego ‘preys’ on record growth


May 4, 2017

A national bird and pest control specialist is targeting a record turnover and further expansion after a successful 12 months.

County Durham-based Contego Response is looking to build on its current £1.3m revenues by surpassing the £2m mark by the end of the year.

The firm is also planning to extend its presence throughout the UK, with further office openings and strategic acquisitions, which will help grow its current workforce of 27 employees.

It has already strengthened its Yorkshire operation and expanded into the Midlands and Gloucester over the course of the year.

Contego currently operates from across three sites in the UK, in London, Scotland and from its headquarters in Chilton, County Durham.

The company was founded in 2004 by young entrepreneur Michael Taylor, who started his career as an animal trainer on feature films, including the critically-acclaimed Harry Potter film series.

Contego has an in-house bird of prey team, comprising of more than 60 hawks and falcons, delivering bird prevention and control techniques on behalf of its clients. It also serves the construction industry and provides environmental cleaning services.

Michael Taylor, Managing Director of Contego Response, said: “The firm has come a long way in the last few years and we are gearing up for significant growth over the next 12-15 months. Demand has continued to increase and we are now in a position to create new roles at each of our sites across the UK, which will help support our long-term expansion ambitions.

“The ultimate aim is to launch further offices throughout the country and continue to grow our workforce in the years to come. There is plenty of positivity and I am excited by what the future holds for Contego.”

Contego has grown to become one of the UK’s leading industry specialists, serving blue chip clients and businesses ranging from professional sports clubs and fast food chains to supermarkets and shopping centres.

Michael added: “We are now working with a host of both national and international established companies, which was a distant dream when I first started my career, and I have enjoyed plenty of success doing what I love.”


By Emily