The below companies and individuals are purporting to be members of the Property Care Association (PCA) or the British Wood Preserving and Damp-proofing Association (BWPDA), by either falsely using the PCA or BWPDA logos or falsely claiming to be full members of the PCA and/or BWPDA.
Here at the PCA we take such abuse very seriously. Each case is investigated and the perpetrator contacted. If we receive no response or find that they have made no attempt to remove the logo or wording from their website, vans, reports, etc. then their details are passed on to Trading Standards. In appropriate cases legal action will be taken to restrain by injunction the improper use of the PCA/BWPDA names/logos. In the last such case the High Court upheld the PCA/BWPDA’s legal rights and granted an injunction against Defendants who were also ordered to pay a substantial sum in legal costs.
To become a member of the PCA strict criteria must be met and adhered to throughout membership. Only full PCA members are eligible to display our logo. Our members get to exclusively use the coveted PCA logo, as an indicator to consumers that they are trusted members of a longstanding Association.
If you believe someone to be falsely claiming membership of the PCA or BWPDA please email any evidence to: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0844 375 4301 and our logo abuse team will investigate.
The following are not members of the PCA/BWPDA but have been found to be displaying the logos:
|Company Name||Region||Misdemeanor||Action Taken|
|Rose Ltd||Hampshire||Using PCA logo on website||Written to company requesting logo be removed.|
|Higginbottom and Lascelles Property Maintenance Ltd||Sheffield||Using PCA logo on website||Have written to asking them to remove. Will report to Trading Standards if not removed|
|Taylors Plastering & Preservation||Frome, Somerset||Have falsely stated on their website that they are members of the PCA.||Written to company asking them to remove text from website. Will inform Trading Standards if they do not comply.|
|Japanese Knotweed Removal Devon||South West||Falsely claiming PCA membership||Written to company|
|Walltransform Ltd||Stokesley||Claiming product is BWPDA approved||Written to company|