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20 July 2022

National Pest Awards 2022 finalists announced


The shortlist of finalists for this year’s National Pest Awards has been announced by organisers Pest magazine.


Organised by Pest in conjunction with the British Pest Control Association, the National Pest Technicians Association and Basis Prompt, the National Pest Awards are aimed at recognising and rewarding the best in the industry.

The judging panel is headed by Simon Lewis, group managing director of Lewis Business Media, the publisher of Pest magazine. 

The remainder of the panel consists of:

  • Ian Andrew, chief executive of BPCA
  • Steve Hallam, chief operating officer of NPTA
  • Stephen Jacob, chief executive of Basis
  • Ross Graham, managing director of Graham Pest Control
  • Simon King, editor of Pest magazine.

Mr Lewis said: “I was delighted to chair the judging panel for the National Pest Awards.

“I’d also like to thank the judges who gave up their time to judge the entries. I know it’s nerve-racking to enter, but we treat applicants with respect, so don’t be put off. Start planning your entry and why not have a go next year.”

National Pest Awards 2022 finalists

Large Company of the Year

  • Beaver Pest Control
  • Pest Solutions
  • Rokill.

Local Authority of the Year

  • Herefordshire County Pest Control
  • Liverpool City Council
  • Sunderland City Pest Control.

Pest Controller of the Year

  • Stefan Polatajko, Pest Solutions
  • Matthew Shaw, Terminix UK
  • James Wood, Beaver Pest Control.

Small Company of the Year

  • Hillbans Pest Control
  • Integrum Services
  • London Network for Pest Solutions.

Sole Trader of the Year

  • AML Pest Control
  • Fast Track Pest Control
  • Ripley Pest Management.

Sustainability Initiative of the Year

  • Buzz Off
  • Luton Borough Council
  • PGM & Son Pest Control.

Unsung Hero of the Year

  • Laurence Barnard, Killgerm
  • Visuvalingman Patmanathan, Aberkil
  • Tom Lindsay, Terminix UK
  • Dan White, Terminix UK.

Young Pest Controller of the Year

  • Chloe Smith, Pest Solutions
  • Joe Strong, Beaver Pest Control
  • Gemma Sutherland, Pest Solutions.

Pest Business of the Year

Taken from the winners of the Local Authority, Sole Trader, Small Company and Large Company of the Year titles – sponsored by our principal sponsor, Syngenta.

Lifetime Achievement Award - to be revealed at the ceremony.


BPCA holds awards for members of the Association to enter. Why not give it a go?

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