National Pest Awards Small Company of the Year 2022
Nominations for National Smal Pest Control Business of the Year 2022 are:
Hillbans Pest Control
Hillbans Pest Control is based in Ryde on the Isle of Wight and is owned by husband-and-wife team Peter and Sandra Knowles. The company’s team of six staff includes three technicians, which work across the island.
Sandra said: “Unlike the UK mainland, if we can’t provide a specific service, it’s not simple for the customer to bring in other expertise. This is why many leading mainland-based pest control companies use us to look after their clients on the island.
Sandra said that the company’s ethos is centred on ‘going the extra mile’.
She reported that one of the team is qualifying as a field biologist, all team members are working towards the Level 3 award in Pest Management, and an apprentice has gone from one-day a week to full-time, working alongside a degree in business administration.
Sandra added: “To win this would just mean that everything we have done, and are doing, is working.”
Integrum Services is based in Sutton, Surrey. The business was established in 2017 with two staff and now has a team of 10 and is advertising for more technicians.
Jamie Naylor, a director at Integrum Services, said the business is focused on delivering domestic and commercial pest and bird management across the UK.
“We specialise in aviation pest control and bio-acoustic bird dispersal technology and are the UK distributor of BirdAlert,” Jamie said.
Integrum provides pest and bird control services free of charge to Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance, and had also raised money within the pest control community by encouraging other companies to donate the charge for their first wasp nest treatment of the year – raising funds for their charity.
Technicians are a minimum of RSPH level 2 trained and qualified.
“We’re extremely proud to be named as a finalist, largely because it’s recognition of how far we’ve come and what we’ve achieved – we’d be tremendously proud to win, but even being a finalist is a massive achievement,” he said.
London Network for Pest Solutions
London Network for Pest Solutions (LNPS) delivers services across London, Essex, Kent and Suffolk, with a portfolio that includes private and local authority premises, businesses, schools and care homes.
The business employs 12 qualified technicians, and it recently launched a sanitisation service to help and support organisations with hygiene.
“Our key strengths are reflected in our values of honesty, integrity, passion, professionalism and expertise,” said managing director Paul Cooper.
“LNPS has been described as ‘bold’ by other pest control companies for offering ‘unlimited’ visits and transparent pricing. This strategy, has led to the service improving as staff know it is absolutely essential to get jobs right first time, every time
“Winning this award would be for the team; we are passionate about pest control.”