Kevin Higgins leaves BPCA as membership manager

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Kevin Higgins, membership manager at the British Pest Control Association, has bid farewell to the association.

Mr Higgins has been an avid supporter of BPCA for many years, as a member, a committee member, an executive board member, the president, a consultant, the managing director of BPCA’s subsidiary TAS, and then finally as its membership manager.

He has resigned his position on the BPCA staff team to give himself plenty more time to enjoy his hobbies. However, is looking to pick up some select independent consultancy work to keep him occupied between his walking holidays and catching up with friends.

Mr Higgins said: “It’s sad to be leaving such a dedicated and talented staff team, all of whom I will miss very much, but it’s time for me to spend less time working and more time enjoying myself.

“BPCA continues to be a significant mark of quality within the industry, and I’m still very passionate about its aim to drive professional practice. I’m leaving the Association in great hands to see this work continued.

“Throughout my time as a BPCA volunteer and then as a member of staff, all I’ve ever wanted was to gain the trust of SMEs and bring them into membership. It’s been a great privilege to mentor members and watch them grow and thrive”.

Ian Andrew, BPCA chief executive, said: “Kevin has made a significant contribution to public health pest control throughout his career. He has been an incredible friend to the team and an asset to BPCA as a volunteer, past president and employee.

“He leaves a significant gap in experience and knowledge but knowing Kevin, he will still be around to help and support us. We wish him well in whatever the future may hold for him.”

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