Paul Westgate BSc (Hons), MRSPH
Paul 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.
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 a BASIS approved trainer for the delivery of Safe use of aluminium phosphide and National Storekeeper qualifications. Paul holds a level III HABC Award in Education & Training (QCF) and is an RSPH Assessor for the Level II Safe use of Aluminium Phosphide. Paul Regularly runs training courses for both BPCA and BASIS amongst others
Paul is the lead contact for the companies Health & Safety being a BASIS appointed storekeeper and holder of IOSH working safely in Pest control certification. In addition he holds National Test Proficiency Test Council (NPTC) certification for competence in the use of pesticides PA1 & PA6
In 2016 Paul attained his Certified Field Biologist award passing the examination with a distinction.
Above all Paul is passionate about Professional Pest Control and its role in safeguarding not only public health but the environment.
Outside of work Paul enjoys travelling, cricket and football when he is not busy with his family.
“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”