Pest Pulse scores LEON contract

Tech pest outfit Pest Pulse has scored a contract with restaurant chain LEON to deliver proactive pest control to its first store, with a further 19 to follow within five years.

Pest Pulse was able to cater to LEON’s specific challenges around the new store’s position beside both a river and a building site, in a notorious tourist hotspot with late-night bars and takeaways – making it a particularly high-risk store.

After carrying out site surveys and making the appropriate recommendations, Pest Pulse delivered its strategically positioned smart traps to enable 24/7 monitoring of LEON’s Temple Bar restaurant. LEON and Pest Pulse can both view real-time analytics via cloud-based software and will receive notifications as soon as a trap is activated, so technicians can investigate and execute corrective actions before an infestation happens.

LEON, founded in 2004 by John Vincent, Henry Dimbleby and chef Allegra McEvedy, has 70 locations across the UK, Europe and the United States.

In May 2019, LEON opened its first store in Ireland, in the riverside neighbourhood Temple Bar. Temple Bar is the first of 20 restaurants comprising the LEON Ireland franchise, with the remaining 19 all due to open in the next five years, boosting the Irish economy by creating 600 new jobs and recreating the UK menu with Irish suppliers.

Tim O’Toole, Chief Commercial Officer and Co-Founder of Pest Pulse, said: “We’re thrilled to be working with a popular and growing brand in LEON and its new Ireland franchise. We understand that a requirement for pest control is what gets Pest Pulse through the door – but it’s our unique, technology-led solution that fills people with confidence and enables us to build trusted partnerships with customers. As a high-growth start-up ourselves, we felt an immediate synergy with LEON Ireland as a new franchise, and we look forward to supporting LEON for years to come.”