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History and Background

How BPCA began

The birth of BPCA was actually in 1942 at an informal meeting that took place on Thursday, 12 March of that year, at 11.45am in the Great Eastern Hotel, London. The meeting was called to consider the formation of an Industrial Pest Control Association.

Download the minutes from the informal meeting


Following this initial meeting the group met again on 9 June 1942, for the Inaugural Meeting of the Industrial Pest Control Association, which was held at the Great Eastern Hotel, Liverpool Street, London.

Download the minutes from the inaugural meeting


Brief history

In 1969 the Industrial Pest Control Association changed its name to the British Pest Control Association, as we still know it today.


In summer of 1993, BPCA produced its first edition of Professional Pest Controller.

Take a trip down memory lane and download the first ever issue of PPC


In 2012 BPCA celebrated its 70th Anniversary with a Past Presidents lunch

Read the article about this anniversary and find out what our former and current presidents thought about the past, present and future of the Association and the pest control industry.


75th Anniversary

2017 will mark the 75th years since the Association was born. BPCA will be celebrating this occasion with a special dinner held on the evening of Wednesday 22 March, after day one of PestEx 2017.

Taking place at the O2 Arena’s Brooklyn Bowl, the largely informal dinner will give attendees the chance to celebrate the last 75 years of BPCA, as well as reflect on challenges facing the sector now and in the future. The 75th anniversary dinner will bring together the pest control sector’s key stakeholders to champion the activities of the association, its membership and supporters in a fun and exciting environment.

BPCA President Paul Rodman said, 

“BPCA has come a long way since 1942, but we still hold the same virtues today in maintenance and preservation as we did then.

The dinner will be a chance for a number of people involved within the industry to come together in an enjoyable atmosphere, and perhaps talk about what things might be like in the next 75 years. 

The celebratory 75th anniversary dinner has a maximum capacity of 200 guests, based on round tables of ten. After a semi-formal dinner (including awards), the venue also benefits from being able to facilitate further networking with bowling lanes, bars and lounges all open to dinner attendees to mark the memorable occasion.

More information and booking for 75th Anniversary Celebrations.