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11 April 2022

BPCA Member Award winners and meeting wrap up

On 8 April 2022, BPCA held a wrap-up meeting for members to recap all the work of 2021. We also held our annual Member Awards.

You can watch back the meeting here:

President, Treasurer and Committee reports

BPCA President Philip Halpin gave his last annual report on BPCA’s work and achievements. Honour Treasurer, Mark Williams gave us a state of play on BPCA’s healthy finances.

Each of the four member-run Committees gave us their yearly reports too. You can read their updates in BPCA’s Annual Report 2021 – featured in PPC magazine issue 106.

Award winners

The BPCA Member Awards recognise positive contributions made by members to the Association and the wider pest management sector.

BPCA Charles Keeble Award

The winner of the Charles Keeble Award for the highest score in the Certificated Advanced Technician assessment went to:

  • James Smith of Rentokil.

BPCA Outstanding CPD Award

When judging this award, the team looked for those who had made the most of 2021 and excelled in their CPD journey. 

Several individuals stood out from the thousands of people on BPCA Registered, and therefore four winners were announced this year. The winners were:

  • Kevin Pugh – Pest Solutions
  • Michelle Pope – M P Environmental
  • Niall Gallagher – Rokill Limited
  • Ben Sartain – Precision Pest Management.

BPCA Spotlight Award

This award is designed to recognise those working behind the scenes who keep the industry going.

The winner of the BPCA Spotlight Award for 2021 went to:

  • The London Network for Pest Solutions Admin Team.

Two highly commended awards were also awarded to those who narrowly missed the top prize. They went to:

  • David Burgess of Dealey
  • Hayley Rafferty of Pest Solutions.

BPCA Special Contribution Award

This award is given to someone who generously gives their time to the Association and shares their passion with the whole pest control community.

The BPCA Special Contribution Award for 2021 went to:

  • Mark Wenman of Edialux.

BPCA Commitment to Training Award

This award recognises a BPCA member who has committed to upskilling their employees through BPCA. The award for 2021 went to:

  • Nightshift Pest Control.

BPCA Growth Award

This year, the award went to a company that had seen substantial growth in 2020 and 2021, driven by massive investment in their staff and work culture. The winner was:

  • NBC Environment.

BPCA Innovation Award

This award was presented to a company that is well known within the sector, having developed mobile gentle targeted heat treatment systems.

Their systems reduced the sector’s reliance on using the ozone-depleting substance methyl bromide, which is all but completely banned by the Montreal protocol. The winner for 2021 was:

  • Thermokil Insect Control Services.


Nominations are now open for next year’s awards. Anyone from a member organisation can submit a nomination for an award. You can find out more at

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