PCA Weekly News – 16th August 2019

In your weekly PCA update this week: Let’s Talk About Japanese knotweed Have you Booked for the November conference yet? Be Inspired with an Apprenticeship! Ministry of Housing’s Research Summary Check the post for your Turnover Declaration Form Residential Ventilation Group Meeting Training – Calling All Technicians! Let’s Talk About Read the full article…

We Need to Talk About Japanese Knotweed

For those of you that may not know, Japanese knotweed is now a well established and increasing known invasive plant that can be commonly found in residential surveys. For those wondering “what the heck am I talking about“, a simple ‘Google’ search will instantly throw up a wide variety of Read the full article…

PCA Weekly News – 9th August 2019

In your weekly PCA update this week: #ISWC2019 Presentations and Video Best Practice Awards 2019 What a Great Inaugural Invasive Plant ID Course! Cyber Fraud Warning Autumn Regional Meetings Turnover Declaration Forms Step into Autumn with some Training! #ISWC2019 Presentations and Video For those who were unable to attend the Read the full article…

Be Extra Vigilant During the Holiday Period

As the summer months are now in full flow, business owners and staff will be looking forward to some well-earned time off with friends and family however, as outlined in the below from Barclays, businesses must remain vigilant when handling payments during this time of year. Staff may be heading Read the full article…

What a Great Plant ID Course!

Last week saw the VERY FIRST Invasive Plant Identification Course take place – and what a great day it was! We were pleased to welcome Laura Jones from AECOM to deliver the course to 11 enthusiastic candidates, who all got the chance to get “hands on” with over 20 different Read the full article…

PCA Weekly News – 3rd August 2019

In your weekly PCA update this week: #ISWC2019 – Biggest & Best Conference Yet! Inaugural Invasive Plant ID Course Professional Indemnity Market Report DEFRA Consultation Step into Autumn with some Training! #ISWC2019 – Biggest & Best Conference Yet! Even though we might be ‘a little‘ bias, what a GREAT conference Read the full article…

Biggest and Best Conference Yet!

Even though I might be ‘a little‘ bias, what a GREAT conference we recently had. By all account, the Biggest, Most Attended and Best conference we have EVER had the pleasure to arrange! The 17th July saw our 4th Annual International Structural Waterproofing conference take place at the Slate, Coventry, Read the full article…

PCA Weekly News – 27th July 2019

In your weekly PCA update this week: #ISWC2019 – The Official Pictures are here! CITB is still Rubbish – but could there be light?!? Illegal Internet Sales of Pesticides £3 Million Funding Boost – make homes flood resilient An Extra Training Feather to our Cap Step into Autumn with some Read the full article…

Illegal internet sales of pesticides

Earlier this year the BPCA (British Pest Control Association) and the CPA (Crop Protection Association) announced that they had been in collaboration with eBay to prevent the illegal internet sales of Pesticides. The collaboration was the result of two years work and they have now set up a route to Read the full article…

CITB are still rubbish but could there be light?!

My feeling towards the ‘Construction Industry Training Board’ (CITB) is no secret. Anyone who has seen any of our blogs highlighting the miserable CITB service and return on investment spooned up to PCA members in recent years, will know that we think they are a failed and outdated institution and Read the full article…

PCA Weekly News – 20th July 2019

In your weekly PCA update this week: Our Thanks To All who attended #ISWC2019 KTP Ends – New Beginning for Paula More Invasive Weeds under the Spotlight UKCMB invite to the PCA to get involved Our Peter Presenting at EMAPi Step into Summer with some Training! In the News Our Read the full article…

UKCMB invite to the PCA to get involved

We are delighted to be able to report that the working groups attached to the UKCMB are now beginning to start work again. The slow start of this organisation and its associated projects was in part the result the tragic loss of our friend and colleague Neil May late last Read the full article…

More Invasive weeds to come under Regulation

Following a review of the EU Invasive Alien Species (IAS) Regulations, 17 new species are being added to the list of ‘Species of Concern’ – 13 of these are plants! This is important news for our ‘Invasive Weed Group Members‘ who already have a total of over 64 plants to Read the full article…

The End of KTP & New Beginning for Our Paula

Last Sunday saw the official end to the Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) project with University College London. The project set out to see if it was possible to develop a tool that would accurately and reliably give professional surveyors unambiguous information on the causes of mould in any building. Based Read the full article…

PCA Weekly News – 13th July 2019

In your weekly PCA update this week: Last Few Spaces Remaining – Grab Yours Now! Get YOUR Brand Noticed! – Last Chance Paula Presents at UKIEG Conference 2019 Studentships & Knowledge Transfer Partnerships Step into Summer with some Training! In the News Last Few Spaces Remaining – Grab Yours Now! Read the full article…

PCA Weekly News – 5th July 2019

In your weekly PCA update this week: 2 Weeks to Go – Space Rapidly Running Out! Fancy Sponsoring the App? UKIEG Conference 2019 Our Very Own Jade Presents at Timber 2019 Safe Use of Biocides – Don’t Get Left Behind! PCA Supports Charity Golf Day Celebrating the Launch of BS Read the full article…

PCA Weekly News – 28th June 2019

In your weekly PCA update this week: Hodgson View – Our AGM & Open Day in 3 mins! 3 Weeks to Go – Have you Booked Your Place Yet? Good Weed – Bad Weed? Panel Debate – We NEED Your Suggestions! Structural Waterproofing Apprenticeship Invasive Weed Control Group Meeting Step Read the full article…

Good Weed – Bad Weed?

Words can be very powerful and conjure-up strong emotive reactions. If we describe something as ‘weedy’ it’s usually a negative term suggesting something defective or weak etc, but nothing could be further from the truth as far as actual weeds are concerned! Most weeds (lets assume a working definition as Read the full article…

PCA Weekly News – 21st June 2019

In your weekly PCA update this week: 4 Weeks to Go – Have you Booked Your Place Yet? Check out the Pics from the AGM & Open Day! A Weapon for every Surveyor – Data Loggers! Have you Signed up for Enhanced Listings? Apprenticeships: Invest in your Technicians Safe Use Read the full article…