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12 March 2020

Record visitor numbers at PPC Live 2020

British Pest Control Association’s travelling tradeshow, PPC Live, saw record numbers of visitors when it took a trip to Harrogate, Yorkshire this week.

456 ppc live 2020 record visitors

516 people came along to the UK’s biggest pest management event of 2020, beating previous attendance figures by 34%.

The pest management industry was treated to a variety of talks and demos from industry experts.

There was a showcase of more than 50 exhibitors, with new product launches from some of the industry’s leading manufacturers and distributors.

The brand new indoor demonstration area proved popular, as visitors were treated to sessions on proofing, face fit testing, catch tray analysis and smart pest control.

And Clive Boase’s drop-in insect identification surgery went down a treat, with several people bringing their own samples and many others getting a crash course in basic insect identification.

ppc live 2020 clive boase

Even the wet and windy weather in the afternoon didn’t dampen spirits, with outdoor demos from Dave Archer and Dave Mills just as popular as ever.

There was even a timely cameo from some local birds during the PestFix and Height for Hire demonstration!

During the day the winner of the Best Pest Pic 2020 competition was announced, with Mark Horrocks taking the £500 prize for his photo of a wasp sipping honey from a clothes peg.

And the BPCA stand stayed busy throughout the day, with visitors asking about trainingBPCA Registered and membership, and kindly donating to the Association’s charity of the year: Prostate Cancer UK.

Lauren Day, BPCA Events Manager, said:

“It’s been such a positive event, we couldn’t have asked for it to go more smoothly and the feedback has been brilliant.

“This industry is packed with hardworking people who are passionate about pest management and want to stay in the loop with the sector.

“Events like PPC Live are the perfect way to do that.

“It’s always wonderful to see so many familiar faces and to meet all those who are new to pest management.

“Thank you to all the amazing exhibitors that made the day possible.

“We look forward to seeing everyone again at PestEx in 2021!”

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