Information about the 2023 Pest Technician of the Year Award…

Professional Pest Manager are pleased to announce that entries for the 2023 Pest Technician of the Year are now being accepted. The winner will get a flight and accommodation package to the Termite Professional Conference on the Sunshine Coast in July.

The Pest Technician of the Year Award is run by Professional Pest Manager magazine and is designed to recognise the skill of pest managers rather than pest control companies – focusing on the technical and customer service skills of those that do the hands on work.

“We were really blown away by the quality of last year’s finalists and we’re hoping much of the same this year,” said Dr Phil Ridley of BD Publications, who run Professional Pest Manager magazine. “Not only is it an opportunity for pest managers to test their knowledge, winning the award can open up new opportunities.”

Murray McPhillips - Pest Technician of the Year 2023
Murray McPhillips, Pest Technician of the Year 2022, receiving his award from Jason Green, General Manager at Agserv.

2022 winner of Pest Manager of the Year award, Murray McPhillips, has used his win to start out on his own.

“The win gave me the confidence to start my own business. I am only running the business part-time initially, whilst continuing to sub-contract, and we’ll see how it goes. But the early signs are good. Certainly, having the title “Pest Technician of the Year” helps – I use the logo on the website and ute, and it is helping me win jobs,” said Mr McPhillips.

Knowing how busy everyone is, the competition will follow the same format as last year, which did not take up too much time of the entrants, but still allowed a fair assessment of their skills. Entrants complete a 10 minute online, multiple-choice test and send in customer reviews to support their customer service skills. The leading candidates will undergo a panel interview to determine the winner.

Entrants have a two-month window to complete their online assessment and send in their customer reviews, with the online test closing at the end of April. Interviews will take place during May with the winner being announced at the Termite Professional Conference in July on the Sunshine Coast.

Interested pest managers should click to register and receive competition information.