A VALE company has become one of the first in the country to achieve a new accreditation promoting professional standards in pest control.
Hinton Pest Control in Hinton on the Green has recently become only the fourth company in the UK to achieve the accreditation from the European Standard for Pest Management Services.
The family run business provides pest control services across the Vale and received the recognition through portraying a positive image of the industry in terms of public health, food safety, environmental sustainability and economic significance.
“This certification delivers a real proof of quality, so the fact we’re among the first in the UK to be accredited is a real feather in our cap,” said Liz Davies, managing director of Hinton Pest Control.
“We’re a small family run company which focuses on great customer service, but it’s very important for us to demonstrate our professional credentials and technical expertise, and this provides independent proof of that,” she added.
Simon Forrester, chief executive of the British Pest Control Association said:
“We know of many pest controllers who are untrained and do not stay up-to-date with the latest products, techniques and legislation. But this award demonstrates Hinton Pest Control is on a level playing field with the very best pest management companies in the world.
“Businesses and individuals using their services can be totally confident of a thoroughly professional job.”
Mrs Davies has also been shortlisted in two categories at the ‘Wonderful Worcestershire Women Awards 2016’ – a scheme to celebrate the business success of women throughout the county.
She is in the running for the ‘Female-Owned Business of the Year Award’ and the ‘Significant Achievement of the Year Award’ and a public vote is open until Friday (February 26).
Visit wonderfulworcestershirewomen.co.uk/award-categories to vote or for more information. The winners will be announced at an event at Worcestershire County Cricket Club on Friday, April 29.