Professional Pest Controller Magazine Issue 110

21 February 2023

BPCA Annual Report 2022

PPC110 | Annual report

A look back at what BPCA and our members have achieved together in 2022. Another challenging year to be sure, but BPCA coped admirably.

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■ BPCA Registered was independently verified by the CPD Certification Service, joining the ranks of the CPD schemes for Oxford University, The Football Association (FA), the Carbon Trust and the Royal Air Force (RAF), who all hold the accreditation.

■ PestExtra won the event of the year award at the Trade Association Forum Best Practice Awards.

■ BPCA Chief Exec, Ian Andrew was elected to the Global Pest Management Coalition council.

■ The Financial Working Group was formed, which looks at best practice regarding the Association's finances.


■ We hosted a parliamentary reception for members and special guests in Westminster Palace to celebrate the 80-year anniversary of BPCA.

■ PestEx returned to ExCeL in London after a three-year pause due to the pandemic. 1,458 people attended from around the world.

April ■ A flurry of new benefits – BPCA membership now gets you 10% off at B&Q with free TradePoint cards, discounted computing equipment with Dell, discounted products from PestFix and bespoke business funding via FundOnion.
May ■ Long-serving president Phil Halpin stepped down. Chris Cagienard, director of Pest Solutions, took up the role.
June ■ BPCA unveiled TechAssure on World Pest Day. BPCA TechAssure is a virtual competency assessment for rodent control, unlike anything the sector has produced before.

■ We began consulting on the BPCA Qualifications Framework, a document that sets out the future for what members want pest management qualifications to look like.

■ BPCA released a batch of new member benefits, including discounted waste service through Reliance Service Solutions, discounted training via Wade Environmental, and a new booking system for pest control, health, safety, marketing and communication support.

August ■ BPCA gained accreditation as a real living wage employer.

■ BPCA offered members a free SSIP Health and Safety Scheme accreditation through a new partnership with CQMS.

■ The BPCA Board voted to create the brand new Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee.


■ BPCA Chief Exec Ian Andrew gave evidence on glue boards to the Welsh Parliament/Senedd. He asked that The Agriculture (Wales) Bill is amended to include a glue board licensing regime for pest professionals.

■ BPCA continued to try to persuade the Scottish government that banning glue boards “will affect the most vulnerable” by issuing a series of templates and writing to MSPs.

December ■ We launched new membership benefits with Kwik Fit, WowNow Hire, Veritas Consultancy and Stirland Paterson printing suppliers.


Driving excellence in pest management

BPCA is the professional association for the UK public health pest management industry. Our aim is to promote professional pest management, representing the industry, driving standards and ethics while protecting the environment.

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