Coronavirus Latest News

UK pest-control firm made £9m from ‘VIP lane’ PPE deal during pandemic

PestFix had assets of £18,000 and 16 staff but won contracts worth £344m after being put on government’s high-priority supplier list

A pest control supplies firm has disclosed it made a profit of more than £9m for supplying personal protective equipment (PPE) during the pandemic after it was put into the government’s controversial VIP procurement lane.

Crisp Websites, which trades as PestFix, had assets of just over £18,000 and 16 employees before the pandemic, but won contracts worth £344m. In its latest accounts, the firm says it “does not intend to return to the PPE market”.

Continue reading…

Read the original article at The Guardian

Related Articles

Back to top button