Our History

 Company founded by Mike Taylor following his early career as a film animal trainer. known then as MT Avian Control initially specialising in bird control SERVICES. 

Made possible with a grant of £500 and £1500 loan from Princes Trust, the 700th business supported by the Princes Trust in the North East.

Rebranded to Contego as we moved to national bird & pest control service delivery

Over the first five years the company had grown across the North of the UK providing bird control services and had diversified into pest control. It was time to rebrand. Contego was born.

2017 we became a living wage employer & Carbon neutral company


2018 Norman Smith Joined As Managing Director

Sold national pest control service delivery model.

2019 Introduction of Contego Surveillance SMART PEST CONTROL

Contego Home Pest  National domestic pest control

2020 Contego pledge – our commitment to giving back

2020 Contego Home Shield

DIY Range Launched

2021 £5M Contego revenue Target

Disrupting target models.


£10M Main Challenger Brand

In the UK