The National Pest Technicians Association is an organisation run by pest control technicians, for the benefit of other pest control technicians – and their customers.

    • We help potential customers of pest control services to find properly trained and insured pest controllers near them.
    • We audit Members wishing to gain Accredited Member status. This gives reassurance to members regarding their procedures and gives confidence to customers looking for the highest class of service.
    • We work with other similar organisations, such as BASIS PROMPT, the BPCA and the CIEH, to try to influence Government thinking on key issues affecting the industry.
    • We work with UK Government Departments and other NGOs whose work affects the pest control industry, as well as international pest control organisations.
    • We work with all the major manufacturers of pest control products, helping them keep our Members informed of the latest advances in pest control technology.
    • We endeavour to keep our Members informed of changes in the industry through our monthly Newsletter and through this website.
    • We are available to our Members for advice and help on technical, business and administration issues.
    • The NPTA board of directors supports the industry on a voluntary basis.
    • We run many training and social events around the country, including the immensely popular annual ‘PestTech’ conference and exhibition.
Management board members

Chief Operating Officer

I have been in the industry over 25 years, starting out as a technician working for local government, leading onto running the Pest Control and Dog warden provision and then onto Pest control Manager. I have been on the board of the NPTA for the last four years and in May 2019 applied to become…

John Davison is one of the four founder members of the NPTA which was set up originally in John’s spare bedroom back in 1993.  He has always been dedicated to the Association giving most of his spare time while still holding down a full time pest control post. Retiring from his senior pest control position…

Vice Chair

I am one of the four founder members of the NPTA, and vice-chair of the NPTA Board of directors since 2023.  I started my pest control career with the C.W.S in 1970 later to be known as Pestoxin covering the Eastern side of the country.  After 8 years with Pestoxin, I took up a position…

Sabra Everett


Sabra is a valued member of the NPTA Board of directors, joining in January 2014 as Chairman till 2023. Sabra works for Killgerm Group in the role of Marketing & Public Affairs Director. Having worked in the Pest Control industry for over 20 years, she sits on the NPAP panel and Basis Prompt.

Colin Harrison


Colin has been appointed as NPTA director in August 2019. He brings with him 30+ years’ experience in pest control, having worked for two National Companies and a North West Based Regional. He is now active with a distributor of pest control products, electronic fly killers and bird proofing solutions.

Dave Hemingway


David has been appointed as NPTA director in August 2019. He brings with him a wealth of experience in deer management, rural fox control, as well as in the control of rabbits, squirrels and moles. He has 40 years experience in rifle shooting and is a great addition to the association.

Neil Barnett


Neil was a self-employed pest technician with a wealth of experience dealing mainly in urban pest control. He joined the NPTA board of directors in 2005 and one of his main duties is helping and mentoring members who are new to the pest control industry.

David Jenkins


20+ years as a Pest Technician for Amber Valley Borough Council including 5 years as a supervisor. Rabbit control for British Rail using ferrets and nets. Member of the NPTA shortly after its launch and later as a Director. Now semi retired.

Martyn has a passion for his role in pest control being involved since 2001, and now heavily involved with Honey Bees and removals from various structures. He has over 20 colonies of bees across Derbyshire and is a committee member of a local Bee association. He joins the NPTA to offer advice and guidance for…

Andy Denholm


Andy has been appointed as NPTA Director in September 2020. He brings 25 years’ experience working for a Local Authority as a Coordinator, employed in various roles: Public Health, Environmental Protection, Environmental Enforcement and Pest Control. He sits on the NPAP panel. Andy also has a wealth of  knowledge and experience in drainage defect investigations.

A former technical manager with the BPCA, Richard has a wealth of experience across the industry, from practical pest manager through to multi-national corporate responsibilities for pest control in the food industry. He is renowned for introducing innovative new products to the pest control industry, along with the business support and practical advice to help…

NPTA Support Team

Technical Support Officer

Grahame is a qualified field biologist and works for the NPTA as a Technical Support Officer, providing training and technical support to members. He is keen to promote efficient, effective, professional, and environmentally sound pest control practices. Grahame is familiar with pest control from many angles. He studied applied zoology and insect control at University;…

Donna Alvey

Administration Assistant

Maxine Kean

Administration Assistant

Maxine joined the NPTA in 2017 as an administration assistant and co-ordinates with all training, members insurances and general admin duties.

Isabel Jowett

Web support