Meet the team

Paul Westgate BSc (Hons), MRSPH

Paul Westgate Director Westgate Pest ControlPaul is an Applied Biology graduate who started his Pest Control career at Zeneca Crop Protection in 2001, where he worked conducting field trials of novel pesticides on a variety of crops.

In 2002, after a year exploring the world, he began his ‘urban’ Pest Control career, initially as a Service Technician with a National Servicing Company before taking up a position as Field Biologist with Rentokil. Paul carried out this role successfully for a number of years alongside business related roles within Rentokil (Customer Support and Business Development Manager for the Maidstone branch.)

In 2006 Paul assisted on a field based research program in The Amazon rainforest surveying for frogs and other terrestrial wildlife as part of a biodiversity study in North East Ecuador.Paul Westgate Ecuador rainforest 2007

On his return to the UK  Paul joined Rokill Pest Control, initially as a Field Biologist before being promoted in 2007 to the role of Senior Biologist.

In 2010 Paul returned to Rentokil to undertake the position of Technical Account Manager for the national Tesco account. Due to family and travel commitments Paul returned to Rokill to undertake a more localised role as a Regional Technical Account Manager for Sainsbury.

Along with his academic qualifications, Paul has passed, in 2007 the British Pest Control Association Diploma Part II examination for which he was additionally awarded the Charles Keeble Award for achieving the highest mark nationally. Paul is level 3 Food safety supervision for manufacturing accredited and holds the SPA Food and Drink Safety passport. Paul is committed to on-going training and is BASIS Prompt registered and is a CRRU Wildlife Award accredited technician

Paul holds National Test Proficiency Test Council (NPTC) certification for  competence in the use of pesticides PA1 & PA6 and is an approved BASIS trainer in the delivery of the CRRU Wildlife Aware Course.

Above all Paul is passionate about Professional Pest Control and its role in safeguarding not only public health but the environment.

“It is easy and cheap to use pesticides irresponsibly. The true value for all of us is the skill a  committed professional pest controller brings not only today but tomorrow and for the future’


Matthew Hornsby

Matt Hornsby - Westgate Pest ControlMatt has worked in the Pest Control industry since 2006. Since his introduction to Pest Control Matt has developed his skills through experience and application. In 2010 Matt became involved in the on site training of new technicians.

During his time in the industry Matt has provided high level service to a wide range of small and large companies throughout Sussex. He is committed to providing exceptional customer support.

Matt joined Westgate Pest Control in June 2015. Matt holds RSPH Level II and is CPD registered. Like all members of staff Matt holds an enhanced disclosure.

Matt is a certified user of Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWP’s)

Matt is a dedicated and committed Pest Controller who enjoys a challenge and is prepared to apply his skills to ensure customer satisfaction.

“Pest Control is much more than simply laying bait boxes and using pesticides, it is a skill that needs be learnt from experience”


Marc Coulson

Marc has worked in the Pest Control industry for 8 years, he is a committed and caring member of the team.

Mark joined Westgate Pest Control in June 2016 having previously worked for a multinational company, Marc holds RSPH Level II and is CPD registered. Like all members of staff Mark holds an enhanced disclosure. Mark is the companies specialist Aluminium Phosphide applicator and holds the RSPH L2 in the safe use of Aluminium Phosphide for vertebrate control

“Pest Control can be varied and that’s what makes my job so interesting”


Mark Haines

Mark Haines Westgate Pest Control

Mark has worked in the Pest Control industry for nearly 20 years and is the company lead specialist on wood boring beetles and the companies Senior Service Technician.

Mark joined Westgate Pest Control in December 2016 having previously worked for Sussex Pest Control,Mark holds RSPH Level II and is CPD registered. Like all members of staff Mark holds an enhanced disclosure.

“A good pest controller is a good people person and someone who can understand the customers viewpoint and concern


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