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  • 20 August 2021

    A fond farewell to Stephanie

    YOUR ASSOCIATION | PPC104 AUGUST 2021 After almost ten years of outstanding service, we said ‘farewell’ to our Finance Officer Stephanie Costopoulos at the end of July, who decided retirement was calling. Despite b.... More

  • 20 August 2021

    Meet your new BPCA team members

    Your Association | PPC104 August 2021 You may have seen that we’ve had a bit of a recruitment boost at BPCA recently. Four people are joining our Staff team in the coming weeks, in the Membership, Technical and Finance teams. He.... More

  • 16 August 2021

    HSE accept BPCA as UK REACH Accredited Stakeholder

    HSE has accepted BPCA to represent professional pest management’s interests in UK REACH and chemical regulation as an Accredited Stakeholder Organisation (ASO). HSE acts as the Agency for UK REACH. REACH stands for Registration.... More

  • 05 August 2021

    Changes to BPCA Exec Board as Martin Harvey steps down

    Former BPCA President Tom Holmes rejoins the BPCA Executive Board as Immediate Past President, while Martin Harvey takes a step back. Martin was elected to the Board in 2010, appointed as Vice-President in 2012 and President in 2014.... More

  • 04 August 2021

    Five new document templates - perfect for client folders

    BPCA has released five new pest management document templates which are now available for members to download. The resources have been developed at the request of members and are designed to be customised to your liking or inspire you.... More

  • 03 August 2021

    Let’s keep glue boards for professionals, says BPCA

    BPCA has begun its lobbying effort to keep rodent glue boards in the toolkits of pest professionals. In June, the UK government issued details on the Glue Traps (Offences) legislation, designed to ban the sale of rodent glue boards in.... More

  • 22 July 2021

    Join our new working group for member complaints

    BPCA is reviewing its member complaints procedures and is looking for some members to get involved with a new complaints working group. BPCA Technical and Compliance Manager Natalie Bungay said: “Accountability is a crucial.... More

  • 29 June 2021

    BPCA secures funding for 3D interactive simulator

    BPCA is excited to announce that we have been successful in securing funding from the Ufi VocTech Trust, to support the development of an interactive 3D competency simulator for pest technicians. The funding is for a pilot programme th.... More

  • 06 June 2021

    VIDEO: Happy World Pest Day 2021 #TechnicianTakeover

    Once a year, (6 June) the whole pest management sector across the world seeks to increase public, government, and media awareness of the important role we all play in protecting public health. Our #TechnicianTakeover project celebrates the.... More

  • 31 May 2021

    Technicians takeover BPCA in lead up to World Pest Day

    Between 1-5 June, five technicians are taking over BPCA’s social media channels to show the world the essential role they play in protecting public health.   World Pest Day (6 June) is a worldwide campaign that aims to incre.... More

  • 17 May 2021

    What is BPCA Registered ‘Check a Technician’?

    BPCA has launched a new tool so clients can check if a technician is on BPCA Registered, our individual recognition and CPD scheme. Anyone can now visit our Check a Technician webpage, type in a BPCA Registered number and get confirmation a.... More

  • 14 May 2021

    WANTED: Amazing pest technicians for social takeover

    We need five technicians to tell the world what pest management is all about. For World Pest Day 2021, we’re looking for up to five technicians to take over BPCA’s social media for the week (1-5 June). You’d nee.... More

  • 13 May 2021

    PestExtra reviewed

    EVENTS | PPC103 MAY 2021 Trying something new is always nerve-racking. However, the BPCA team is nothing if not adaptable. When Covid-19 cancelled international shows, the Association pivoted its usual PestEx event; determined that pe.... More

  • 12 May 2021

    Meet the member: Shielding the planet

    MEET THE MEMBER | PPC103 MAY 2021 In this month’s Meet the Member article, BPCA’s Comms Officer Kat Shaw spoke to Nicholas Illidge from Shield Pest Control, about membership of Planet Mark, the sustainability certificati.... More

  • 12 May 2021

    BPCA Member Award winners announced at 2021 AGM

    YOUR ASSOCIATION | PPC103 MAY 2021 The first-ever BPCA Member Awards were held this week at the digital BPCA AGM. The Awards celebrate positive contributions made by members to the Association and the wider pest management s.... More

  • 16 April 2021

    BPCA shortlisted for Association Excellence Awards 2021

    BPCA is delighted to announce that we’ve been shortlisted in three different categories at the Association Excellence Awards (AEA). The Association Excellence Awards recognise and celebrate the work that associations, trade orga.... More

  • 29 March 2021

    BPCA holds 79th Annual General Meeting (AGM) virtually

    The British Pest Control Association’s 2021 AGM has been held online alongside the BPCA member awards. Led by BPCA President Philip Halpin, the meeting was streamed live online from the BPCA offices. It is now available to watch in fu.... More

  • 29 March 2021

    BPCA Life Membership awarded to CRRU Chairman

    Dr Alan Buckle was the deserving recipient of the BPCA Life Membership award at the AGM on 26 March 2021. To be considered for Life Membership an individual should have demonstrated significant, sustained and high-quality service.... More

  • 19 March 2021

    Too much to see as PestExtra 2021 goes viral

    British Pest Control Association’s digital pest management event, PestExtra 2021, saw huge numbers of visitors when it took place this week.    When Covid-19 put a temporary halt on physical events, BPCA took the.... More

  • 19 March 2021

    VIDEO: PestExtra: An Introduction to the BPCA Manufacturers and Distributors Committee

    What is the BPCA Manufacturers and Distributors Committee and how can you get involved? An introduction to the British Pest Control Association Committee by long-serving member, Jim Kirk. This presentation premiered at PestExtra 2021:.... More

  • 19 March 2021

    VIDEO: PestExtra: An Introduction to the BPCA Outreach and Communications Committee

    What is the BPCA Outreach and Communications committee and how can you get involved? An introduction to the British Pest Control Association Committee by it's chair, Julia Pittman. This presentation premiered at PestExtra 2021: the pes.... More

  • 19 March 2021

    VIDEO: PestExtra: An Introduction to the BPCA Servicing Committee

    What is the BPCA Servicing committee and how can you get involved? An introduction to the British Pest Control Association Committee by it's chair, Martin Rose-King. This presentation premiered at PestExtra 2021: the pest management sh.... More

  • 10 March 2021

    VIDEO: Ian Andrew interviewed by Talking Pest Management

    Our Chief Executive Ian Andrew was once again interviewed by Talking Pest Management (TPM) where he called for all key workers, including pest control professionals, to be brought up the Covid-19 vaccination priority list. T.... More

  • 03 March 2021

    PestExtra 2021 - what not to miss

    EVENTS| PPC102 MARCH 2021 While PestEx has left a hole in the calendar, PestExtra is shaping up to be a pretty good filler until we can get together again safely. We’ve done our very best to make sure PestExtra has the.... More

  • 26 February 2021

    Be a man of more words - Chief Exec's viewpoint

    VIEWPOINT| PPC102 MARCH 2021 Giving and receiving greetings is vital for us as human beings. We’re social creatures, and that’s what the ‘being’ bit in ‘human beings’ is all about. We need.... More