14 November 2017

‘Spotlight’ on Kent pest control firm after 12 months’ membership

Meet the Member | PPC89 November 2017

Meet the Member Spotlight

5 in 5 with David Lacey, Director, Spotlight Pest Control (Kent)

Why did you choose to get into pest control?

After being involved in property development for some years, I decided it was time for a new challenge. I spend a lot of time outdoors walking and trekking, and I am based in a rural location by the coast, near Hythe in Kent. Due to the nature of my surroundings, wildlife is abundant. I chose the pest control path because it will challenge my thinking.

David Lacey at Everest Basecamp with some quality reading matter in case of, y’know, boredom.

Why did you opt for the Probationary Scheme to start up with?

I chose to develop Spotlight through BPCA’s Probationary Scheme because after researching it seemed to be the most recognised Pest Control Association. I passed my RSPH Level 2 with BPCA too and have since completed many courses with the training department, which I found supportive and extremely helpful.

Have the first 12 months been as you expected?

I must say it’s been a tough first 12 months. It’s a competitive industry. But, I do feel maintaining a consistent approach to problems has given me a solid base to build from. 

This year you hiked to Everest Basecamp, congratulations! Can you share with PPC readers what that experience was like?

Everest was an unforgettable experience. Only three out of four people make it to basecamp, and it certainly felt like it. The views were out of this world, and the energy around the site was just superb. As a passionate walker, it was one of my most proud moments, but I do hope to get back there one day. 

Outside of your walking adventures, what have you got your sights set on for the next 12 months with Spotlight?

I’d like to build my professional network within the BPCA community ideally, perhaps through the CSN. Hopefully, I can continue building my commercial portfolio, but overall I would like to find that healthy work/life or should I say, work/walk balance!

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16 November 2017  |  PPC89

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