Latest News from BPCA

18 September 2018

Rokill’s Patrick wins national award after week with BPCA

Patrick Poore of Poole based BPCA Member Rokill achieved the highest marks in the RSPH Level 2 Award for Pest Management examination across the last 12 months, throughout the UK.

Patrick attended the General Pest Control (GPC) course with BPCA in December 2017.

Patrick Poore Rokil highest marks in RSPH Level 2 Award in Pets Management

He achieved an overall score of 205 (72, 73, 60) out of 225 - that’s an impressive 91%.

On receiving the award Patrick said:

“It’s fantastic for the company and me to be recognised for getting the highest score. I was surprised and pleased to achieve a distinction.

“I genuinely enjoyed my week with BPCA on their GPC course. Paul Westgate is an excellent tutor, and his methods helped all types of learning styles, ages and abilities. I hope to be able to learn from him again in the future.  

“I guess one thing I did that gave me a good chance of being successful was taking the time to think through my jobs for Rokill and attempt to apply the knowledge. We’re not here to just top up bait stations, so it was important I understood legislation and the context behind it."

Patrick joined the pest management industry in September 2017 moving from a career in support work at Marwell Zoo. Patrick is now looking to move forward with Rokill and gain the required experience to take his Certificated Field Biologist.

Partick praised the Rokill team, saying:

“We’ve got an excellent Technical team [at Rokill], and it has been brilliant being able to draw from the wealth of Brian Duffin’s knowledge. Our approach to pest management is to work with the client and other suppliers who can affect the success of IPM. The next 12 or so months are set to be interesting with continuous double-digit growth bringing new sites and staff.”

Patrick was presented with his award by Natasha Kaplinski at the RSPH awards ceremony in London on 13 September.

Many congratulations Patrick!

TRAIN WITH BPCA

We run a six day residential course and award-winning online learning to help you pass your Level 2 Award in Pest Management. If you're serious about excelling in your exam, learn more about studying with BPCA

Find our more

Source: Online

Highlights View all news

29 May 2019

Latest news

Updated advice on interim measures for bird control after new licences delayed

BPCA had originally advised members that if they could wait for the appropriate general licence to be released, they should. However, now it seems we could be experiencing a longer wait, w

Read more

28 May 2019

Latest news

PPC95 out now

Professional pest controller magazine issue 95 is out now and available to read online for free.  The magazine can be read online, downloaded as a PDF or you can join our&nb

Read more

28 May 2019

Latest news

VIDEO: PestEx 2019 - the pest management show

Did you make it into our short PestEx 2019 video? Take a look at some of the highlights from the UK pest management show. PestEx is a great opportunity for everyone in the industry to c

Read more
Latest View all news

17 July 2019

Latest news

Stay alert to membership fraud

Being a full BPCA member is a mark of quality and professionalism. The entry criteria and ongoing requirements for membership are the highest in the pest management industry.   F

Read more

17 July 2019

Latest news

MIDS pest technician forum "great success"

It was a relaxed and fun day at the first MIDS technician forum in Hertfordshire last week. Planned and hosted by Steve Middleton at MIDS Pest Control, the day was supported by BPCA and several

Read more

17 July 2019

Latest news

Syngenta App aims to keep pest techs up to date on the go

A new Syngenta Professional Pest Management App, designed to help technicians get the best out of products, is now available for download to smartphones and tablets.    The

Read more