Cleankill Pest Control staff are celebrating after being named Large Company of the Year at the 2023 National Pest Awards, writes Cleankill Managing Director Paul Bates


The Large Company of the Year award recognises excellence and professionalism in the field of pest control. It puts a particular emphasis on customer service, breadth of solutions and a real commitment to staff development and was open to any pest control company employing more than 20 technicians.

Commenting on the award, Bates said: “Winning this award against such stellar competition is another real achievement for everyone at Cleankill. Some of the other finalists were much larger than us so it was a big surprise to win.

“As a company, we’ve always put our commitment to professionalism, exemplary customer service, the environment and our communities before profit and so to have this recognised by fellow industry professionals is really brilliant.

“We are always looking at better ways to do business and improve our services. A good example of this is our falconry team. When we started it in 2017, under the watchful eye of Alan Day, we knew it would be a highly effective, sustainable solution to the problem of nuisance birds. But we weren’t sure what the take-up would be and so the service was only available two days a week. Now we employ four falconers and the team works five days a week.

“Unfortunately, Alan missed out in the Pest Controller of the Year category at the National Pest Awards this year. However, to be shortlisted is a real achievement and we are all immensely proud of his achievements.”

The National Pest Awards are organised by Pest Magazine, in association with the British Pest Control Association (BPCA), National Pest Technicians Association (NPTA) and PROMPT Register. They recognise, celebrate and reward excellence and outstanding practice across the industry. The winners were announced at a glittering ceremony at Hilton London Bankside on September 7th 2023.

Established in 1995, Cleankill has multiple awards to its name including Company of the Year at the British Pest Management Awards in 2019, Responsible Business of the Year at the 2018 Gatwick Diamond Business Awards and the BPCA Sustainability Award at the 2023 BCPA Members Awards. For a full list of Cleankill’s awards, click here.

Cleankill is a long-standing member of The British Pest Control Association and has a range of accreditations including: SafeContractor; Achilles Health and Safety, ConstructionLine; ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and Altius Elite Vendor status.

The company can deal with anything from rodents to bedbugs and is the only pest control provider in England to hold the Gold Investors in People accreditation. As a registered waste carrier, Cleankill can remove pigeon debris and other waste.

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