PCA Weekly News – 14th September 2019

In your weekly PCA update this week: Best Practice Awards 2019 Why Attend the PCA’s Regional Meetings PCA Presents at Indoor Air Quality Conference First Ground Gas Protection Group Meeting CITB’s National Occupational Standards Review PCA Presents at EMAPi2019 A Look to the Future Training – Get Ready for Autumn Read the full article…

Why attend a Regional Meeting?

The regional meetings are a cornerstone of the Associations’ calendar and whilst they may not deliver the glitz and glamour of the larger conferences, they have certainly become events in their own right and are not to be missed. In recent years almost all the venues for the regional meetings Read the full article…

PCA Weekly News – 7th September 2019

In your weekly PCA update this week: 1 day, 2 conferences – Have you booked yet? Not 1, but 3 International Events for the PCA! PCA Training Down Under! It’s Game-Changing Time – Countrywide IWCG Meeting Welcomes Environment Agency The next RVG Meeting – Will you be attending? A Moisture Read the full article…

An International Autumn

September is always a big month for the Association as meetings, training and regional events start to gather momentum after the holiday season, but this year it has increased significantly with a number of very high profile invitations drawing on the PCA team to represent the Association at three international Read the full article…

PCA Weekly News – 31th August 2019

In your weekly PCA update this week: Now is the time to address the skills shortage! 1 day, 2 conferences – Have you booked yet? Employer Roadshows – Register today Be Inspired with an Apprenticeship! A practical insight into traditional repair methods Training – Get Ready for Autumn Now is Read the full article…

PCA Weekly News – 23rd August 2019

In your weekly PCA update this week: The Hodgson View: The Case of the Anonymous Letter 1 Day, 2 Conferences – Have you booked yet? First Meeting of the Ground Gas Protection Group Structural Waterproofing Group Meeting In-House Training for GPI Have you Claimed your Trustmark Business Portal? Training – Read the full article…

Hodgson view – Case of the Anonymous Letter!

Welcome back to another ‘Hodgson View’. This time it takes the form of a response to an anonymous letter we received last week that points an accusing finger at me, the Association and our members. An anonymous pointless argument! The writer gave a few clues to his identity but decided Read the full article…

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…