Latest news from British Pest Control Association

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  • 26 February 2020

    Discounted bespoke contracts for BPCA members

    At BEB, we’re passionate about protecting businesses with robust contracts and support. In our experience, trades such as pest controllers are often the least well protected in this area - either because “it’s how they&rsq.... More

  • 26 February 2020

    Keep your contracts watertight

    Business feature | PPC98 March 2020 On most of your jobs, you provide a quote, do the work to the best of your ability, the customer is happy and they pay you. But, as we all know, not every job goes that smoothly. Which.... More

  • 26 February 2020

    President's report: Writing the history of pest management

    Annual report 2019 | PPC98 March 2020 BPCA President Phil Halpin takes a look back at the highlights of a successful and noteworthy 2019 for the Association. As I write, I like to imagine where you’re reading this. .... More

  • 26 February 2020

    Treasurer's report: Nine years of membership growth

    Annual report 2019 | PPC98 March 2020 In our most recent annual report Mark Williams, Honorary Treasurer on BPCA's Executive Board, assesses the Association's finances for 2019. What a super year 2019 was. It was our firs.... More

  • 26 February 2020

    INFOGRAPHIC: the year in numbers

    Annual report 2019 | PPC98 March 2020 It's been a great year at the BPCA, with a successful PestEx and new initiatives like BPCA Registered. Take a look at the key figures from our 2019 annual report.  . More

  • 26 February 2020

    Come on Board!

    Your association | PPC98 March 2020 We’re always looking for passionate and dedicated individuals to volunteer their time with us here at BPCA, whether that’s on one of our Committees or on the Association’s.... More

  • 26 February 2020

    Designed for Committee?

    Your association | PPC98 March 2020 Leaving the Servicing Committee after almost 13 years, Jenny Humphrey joined after her father, who had been an active member of the BPCA for some years, passed away. She spoke to us ab.... More

  • 21 February 2020

    BPCA Forum: YOUR local pest events

    Events | PPC98 March 2020 When we began organising regional events over ten years ago, Kevin Higgins, our Membership Manager, met with a few members in an evening. Now BPCA Forums regularly see audiences of 80+ with exhi.... More

  • 16 February 2020

    Volunteers wanted: BPCA Executive Board

    Because the BPCA AGM will be earlier this year, we’re appealing for Board members sooner than normal. The AGM will be held in April this year, alongside our Midland forum. We have several spots available on the Board d.... More

  • 05 February 2020

    CHAS evidence tightens up

    BPCA members that take advantage of the CHAS accreditation member benefit need to be aware that from January 2020, the requirements for producing evidence in their application submission will be far greater. In the past, a lot of.... More

  • 03 February 2020

    BPCA launches #WeAreBPCA campaign

    After the success of the Be Protected. Professionally. campaign, BPCA has launched a new pest awareness message and is asking members to get involved.  All BPCA Servicing members will be receiving a USB stick packed full of useful tool.... More

  • 28 January 2020

    CIEH Conference: discount for BPCA members

    The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) 2020 Pest Control Conference is shaping up nicely, with discounted entry for BPCA members. The CIEH Pest Control Conference: Safeguarding Public Health has been organised in.... More

  • 22 January 2020

    Stakeholders urged to sign CEPA Memorandum

    Professional pest management companies, and any business using the services of one, are urged to put pen to paper and sign the CEPA Memorandum of Understanding.    As co-Chair of the CEPA Professionalisation Working Grou.... More

  • 17 January 2020

    The importance of giving back

    BPCA member company Contego got off the ground in 2004, following funding support from the Prince's Trust charity.  Now going from strength-to-strength, Contego's CEO Michael Taylor talks about the value in paying it forward and givin.... More

  • 16 January 2020

    How to boost your Find a pest controller profile

    One of the benefits of being a BPCA Servicing member is having your business included on our website’s Find a pest controller tool. This is our online database which allows the public to search for trusted pest management compani.... More

  • 13 January 2020

    Logging your unstructured CPD points with BPCA Registered

    Training | PPC95 May 2019 Learn how to successfully log unstructured CPD points yourself with BPCA's individual recognition scheme - BCPA Registered.   Reflective learning has been introduced through unstructured learn.... More

  • 09 January 2020

    New categories and cards for BPCA Registered

    BPCA Registered announces new categories and cards for employees registered on its individual recognition and CPD scheme. BPCA Registered now has a range of cards relevant to both the role you carry out and your level of qualific.... More

  • 08 January 2020

    Plan your pest control training, development and CPD for 2020

    Whether you’re with BPCA Registered or Basis, CPD is an essential part of your year. How about taking some time at the start of 2020 to plan it out? BPCA has developed a training and development template to help members.  Y.... More

  • 08 January 2020

    PPC Live 2020 schedule announced

    The full schedule for PPC Live 2020 has been announced and we’ve packed it with illustrious speakers from across the sector. Taking place on Wednesday 11 March at the Yorkshire Event Centre in Harrogate, PPC Live is fo.... More

  • 07 January 2020

    Remembering Peter Bateman

    It's with sadness that we learned this week of the passing of former BPCA President, Peter Bateman. Peter passed away peacefully on New Year's Day with his wife, Joan, by his side. Peter spent 33 years with Rentokil, the last 20.... More

  • 10 December 2019

    End of year and election reflections from BPCA Chief Exec

    December is always a great time for reflection and looking forward to the new year. BPCA Chief Executive, Ian Andrew, takes a look at where we’ve been, where we’re going and gives us a round-up of what a BPCA election manifesto might l.... More

  • 13 November 2019

    CEPA launches pest management professionalisation initiative

    On 1 October, the European pest management services trade association (CEPA) launched its Memorandum of Understanding on Professionalisation of the Pest Management Industry, in an event hosted by the European Committee of the Regions. .... More

  • 13 November 2019

    PPC97 out now

      Professional pest controller magazine issue 97 is out now and available to read online for free. The magazine can be read online or downloaded as a PDF or you can join our Affiliate Scheme and request a.... More

  • 13 November 2019

    Open plan living

    Your Association | PPC97 November 2019 At the end of August Martyn Belcher, ABM Pest Control, was called out by Nottinghamshire Police to a swarm of honey bees. Armed with his swarm collecting gear (skep, spray bottle and garden s.... More

  • 12 November 2019

    Ask the technical team November 2019

    Technical | PPC97 November 2019 Our technical team explore HSE legislation, vulnerable customers and snap traps in this issue. When you’re a BPCA member you can get technical support whenever you need it via our ex.... More