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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 organisations, unions and industry bodies do for and on behalf of their members.

BPCA has been shortlisted in the following categories:

  • Best Lobbying Campaign or Advancement of a Cause During Covid-19 (Over 500 Members)
  • Best Membership Support During Covid-19 (Under 800 Members)
  • Best Online Learning and Professional Development Programme.

Best Lobbying Campaign or Advancement of a Cause During Covid-19

The nomination for this category was based on the Association’s work to get pest management recognised as an essential sector at the beginning of the first lockdown in March 2020.

Following extensive lobbying efforts to government ministers, local councils, schools and the media, pest management workers were formally acknowledged as key workers in England on 13 April 2020.

Best Membership Support During Covid-19

Throughout the pandemic the BPCA team worked to support our members through extensive lobbying, providing guidance and tools to work safely, and making sure that members had financial support.

Best Online Learning and Professional Development Programme

In March 2020, the UK Government put the country into a full national lockdown that halted any physical training, assessments, events, or CPD activities. This would prevent key worker pest control technicians from gaining new knowledge, skills, and necessary qualifications.

With BPCA staff working from home and all our physical training sessions cancelled, we were presented with significant challenges in responding to this. Despite these challenges, the training team worked tirelessly to transform our training offering completely.

When will we find out who won?

The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony taking place in London on 29 June.

Ian Andrew, BPCA Chief Executive, commented:

"We're thrilled that BPCA has won these nominations following a tough year, during which the BPCA Staff team worked tirelessly under difficult circumstances to support our members and the UK’s pest management sector.

"The nominations highlight the different threads of support we provide the industry, from lobbying efforts to increased provisions in online training, and I’m immeasurably proud of the work we’ve done during the Covid-19 pandemic."

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