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BPMA 2019 Shortlist Out Now

Norfolk Wildlife Management Specialist Short-listed for National Award

Norfolk’s very own Lady Mole Catcher, Louise Chapman BA (Hons) PGCE, has been short-listed as a finalist for the Sole Trader of the Year category at the British Pest Management Awards 2019.

Back by popular demand, the event is a huge celebration of the excellent job the pest management sector does to protect public health. With significantly more nominations plus new awards, the independent judging panel certainly had their work cut out in deciding on their final selection.

The ceremony will take place at the end of day one of PestEx at London ExCeL on 20th March 2019, followed by an After-party at the Giant Robot on Canary Wharf.

Kevin Higgins, Chair of the BPMA judging panel: “Congratulations to all the shortlisted companies and individuals. It really was a mammoth task going through so many applications and narrowing down to this short list. Just getting this far through the process is an achievement, so I hope you’ll all celebrate your achievement, whether it’s with us at the BPMA After-party, or with your colleagues. Thank you again to our judging panel. Their hard work and integrity make the BPMAs possible.

Louise Chapman began working as the Lady Mole Catcher in April 2014 and was approached to take over the British Mole Catchers Register in April 2015, which is a subscription based service, with around 100 members who share advice and best practice. She delivers Lantra approved training courses for Traditional Mole Catching in the UK.

In 2017 she trained further to add further skills and now offers a complete pest control and wildlife management service to her customers, expertly handling problems caused to property, gardens and businesses across Norfolk.

Louise says: I’m delighted and honoured to be shortlisted for this national award. As the only female finalist in the Sole Trader category, I’m especially keen to showcase my skills and passion for the work that I do each and every day. Best of luck to all the other finalists!

More information and the full list of award categories and finalists can be found at

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