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17 September 2013

Jonathan Peck - industry mourns

The news that Jonathan Peck lost his battle with cancer on Sunday 15 September was received by both the staff team and Executive Board with great sadness.

There's little we can tell you about Jonathan that you probably don't already know, either first hand or just from being part of the pest control community - his professionalism, his passion for the industry and his vision and drive.

Henry Mott, BPCA President, summed up the feelings of us all "It is not easy for us ‘die hard pesties' to contemplate the industry, let alone the Killgerm Group without JP at the helm. I do know, however, that with the team he leaves behind his legacy will continue and thrive. In many respects I believe this is the best obituary as far as a person's working life is concerned."

Jonathan was involved with and a supporter of many bodies, both in and allied to the pest control and environmental health industries. He was passionate about, and instrumental in, promoting and raising awareness of pest control and its impact on public health. He forged close links to achieve this and worked with industry to raise professional standards from which all BPCA members benefit.

He was President of BPCA from June 1984 to June 1986, a member of the Executive Board for many years and one of the two subscribing members to the Association's Memorandum of Association when it was converted to a Company limited By Guarantee in June 1982. He'll be greatly missed by all that knew him.

The statement released by Killgerm Group can be read here.

In celebration of Jonathan's life you can also leave a personal message via the Killgerm website which will be forwarded to his family. Also the following tribute pages have been set up in Jonathan's memory. These charities have been selected by Jonathan's family and should you wish to make a donation please click on the following links:

Macmillan: macmillan.tributefunds.com/JonathanPeck
Cancer Research: donateinmemory.cancerresearchuk.org/0004308

Jonathan Irwin Peck
Chairman and Owner, Killgerm Group Limited
1946 - 2013

Source: BPCA.org.uk

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