Chamber members Cleankill Pest Control have cause to celebrate after being named ‘Company of the Year’ at the 2019 British Pest Management Awards (BPMAs)while Cleankill’s Managing Director, Paul Bates, was Highly Commended in the ‘Unsung Hero’ category.
Organised by the British Pest Control Association (BPCA), the BPMAs celebrate individuals and companies that demonstrate exemplary performance and help portray the pest management industry in a positive light. Modern pest control is no longer the flat-cap and whippet brigade, it is a highly-developed industry that has significant impacts on public health, food safety, environmental sustainability and economic development.
The awards were presented at PestEx 2019, held at ExCel London on 20th and 21st March. The presentation took place on the first evening, with ceremonial duties being performed by ‘One Show’ regular and ecologist, Mike Dilger.
Cleankill were shortlisted in two categories at the Gatwick Diamond Business Awards, where they have been – ‘Employer of the Year’ and ‘Business Person of the Year’ for Paul. After success in 2018, when they were named ‘Responsible Business of the Year’, this year they had to contend with just being finalists in both categories.
Cleankill is a member of the British Pest Control Association and has a wide range of accreditations, including Safe Contractor, CHAS Premium Plus, PICS, CEPA, ISO 9001 and ISO 14001. In 2018 they were accredited to the gold standard by Investors in People, the only English pest control company to achieve this accolade.
The company has recently expanded into new regions with the acquisition of Good Riddance Pest Control in Bristol, Pest Control Bucks, and Bird Control Sussex. These businesses now operate as subsidiaries of Cleankill (Environmental Services) Ltd.