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2022 GBA Awards Finalists

2022 Glasgow Business Awards Finalists

Glasgow Business Awards Finalists 2022. The prestigious 2022 Glasgow Business Awards, run by the Glasgow Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by Royal Bank of Scotland, has announced its finalists for this year.

2022 Glasgow Business Awards Finalists - Pest Solutions

The Glasgow Business Awards Ceremony and Dinner is firmly established as the leading awards ceremony for Glasgow business and is the highlight of the Glasgow business calendar. Attracting high-profile industry support and involvement, the Awards offer Glasgow businesses the opportunity to promote major achievements and celebrate success.

The team at Pest Solutions would like to wish all of the finalists every success not only in the Awards but for the exciting future of their businesses.

“Fair and Healthy Workplace” Award Finalist

Sponsored by NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

Creating the right culture that nurtures the positive development of our people and produces great attitudes that delight in customer service excellence is at the core of what we are trying to build at Pest Solutions.

Therefore, we could not be more proud to be nominated as finalists in the “Fair & Healthy Workplace” award.

2022 Glasgow Business Awards Finalist - Fair and Healthy Workplace Award - Pest Solutions

Our team is our strength. We have committed ourselves to build well with the right people, creating the right culture for them to thrive and supporting growth & personal development.

This includes making sure that we support health & wellbeing. We would be nothing without our team, so this is so important.

We have a great team culture, and the team love their work. They have much more fun coming to work every day when they know they do excellent work and leave satisfied customers.

We are engaged as possible in the UK pest control industry. Setting an example to our team of the business we want to be.

It’s not just a job for our people. Continuing a fair and healthy workplace is key to our growth.

The 2022 Glasgow Business Awards finalists for “Fair and Healthy Workplace” are:

  • City of Glasgow College
  • Clockwise
  • Connect Three
  • *Pest Solutions
  • Scottish Sports Futures
  • The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice

Best of luck, and let’s keep up the excellent work creating a great place for our people to thrive.

Thanks to NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde for their sponsorship of this award.

“Community Wealth Building” Award Finalist

Sponsored by Glasgow City Council

Giving back and creating a sustainable link to the communities where we operate is so important. It is part of our identity here at Pest Solutions. This makes it something that we are proud to be recognised for in this year’s awards.

2022 Glasgow Business Awards Finalist - Community Wealth Building - Pest Solutions

Working in the pest control industry has very much historically been viewed as a “job” instead of a “career”. The industry demographic is mostly male, white, and over 40. The industry also currently has only 4.5% female representation in its workforce on average

Most people find their way into the industry by chance rather than intention. Many find an incredibly rewarding and fulfilling career, but we also have an over-representation of what we would call the “jaded journeyman”.

This has not been the best environment to promote and drive professionalism within our industry. Something that needs to happen for the industry to keep pace with the environmental and regulatory landscape that a modern professional pest control company must operate within to meet and exceed its obligations. The old ways of the industry rightly need to be left behind.
The failure of the pest control industry to recruit young professional talent means that all of the expertise in the industry is with the ageing portion of our workforce, and skill loss is a real risk.

Our work has been to educate through our recruitment process that this is a rewarding long-term career for young professionals.

Starting in late 2019 at Pest Solutions, we started implementing a new recruitment process based on recruiting into the business based on “Attitude First” and training for skills by investing in our training framework.

We have during the time since this recruitment strategy was implemented, we have seen the business grow significantly (doubling in the last 13 months), see a reduction in staff turnover, as well as industry and local recognition for customer service, excellence, commitment to training, business growth, the outstanding performance of team members in the industry awards.

We are champions of young people and women in the industry. Young professionals are our future, and their development is our responsibility.  This has led us to hire the best people available (From Kickstart to Graduates), which resulted in almost 40% of our service team being female (industry average of 4.5% female).

The 2022 Glasgow Business Awards finalists for “Community Wealth Building” are:

  • Kibble
  • *Pest Solutions
  • Wasps

Best of luck. It’s a great privilege that we have had the opportunity to make a difference in our communities.

Thanks to Glasgow City Council for their sponsorship of this award.

“Best Performing Small To Medium Business” Award Finalist

Sponsored by Beam Digital and Design

Pest Solutions are gaining great recognition within the Pest Control industry for leading the way in driving professionalism and developing great skills within our young diverse workforce. We are investing in the culture of our business, and the result is sustainable growth beyond what we thought was possible.

2022 Glasgow Business Awards Finalists - Pest Solutions

Our goal was to double the company’s size in the last 18 months. We achieved this in just over 13 months. We aim to double again in the next 18-24 months and become the largest independent pest control company in Scotland by the end of 2023.

We continue to be as engaged as possible in the UK pest control industry. Setting an example to our team of the kind of business we want to be. We want to grow whilst maintaining our culture and ensuring we make a minimum impact on the environment and promote good animal welfare.

The team at Pest Solutions is our core strength, and we commit to building well by hiring the best people, creating the right culture for them to thrive, and supporting growth & personal development.

Our customers love our team’s focus on service excellence and customer care, with over 500 5star reviews posted in the last 18 months.

The 2022 Glasgow Business Awards finalists for “Best Performing Small To Medium Business” are:

  • Connect Three
  • Elite Contract Furniture
  • KC Group Shipping Ltd
  • *Pest Solutions
  • The Power Within Training & Development Ltd
  • WEEE Scotland Ltd

Best of luck to all the companies nominated as finalists. We look forwards to seeing your businesses continue to flourish.

Thanks to Beam Digital and Design for their sponsorship of this award.

“Entrepreneur of the Year” Award Finalist

Sponsored by Wright, Johnston & Mackenzie LLP

It is humbling to even be considered a finalist in the Glasgow Business Awards “Entrepreneur of the Year” category. I feel a massive responsibility to lead our people in a responsible and sustainable manner whilst strategically pushing business growth forwards, looking after our customers better and creating opportunities for our people.

2022 Glasgow Business Awards Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist - Chris Cagienard - Pest Solutions

As well as several other businesses I own, I have the privilege of leading a team of 39 people within Pest Solutions, with 18  new jobs created in the last 13 months, as sustainable growth allowed us to double the business in size. Leading the strategy and our team towards a goal to double again in the next 18-24 months, becoming the largest independent pest control business in Scotland by the end of 2023.

It is my job to lead from the front and inspire our team as a helpful expert in the industry, and I am currently the only BPCA Master Technician in Scotland. But not for long as many of our team are working towards that status. My passion is to drive the professionalism of the pest control industry, which has resulted in me being elected President of BPCA (British Pest Control Association) in April 2022 giving me the opportunity to be involved in steering toward a bright future for the industry.

As a champion of young people and women in the industry, this has led us to hire the best people available (From Kickstart to Graduates), which resulted in almost 40% of our service team being female in an industry where the average female employment is 4.5%. I believe that our great people are the secret to our success.

This focus on driving professionalism has not only seen our business growth skyrocket but the business and our people have also been consistently recognised within the Pest Control Industry for their excellence. Most recently, Graduate Service Technician Gemma Sutherland won the “Young Pest Controller of the Year” award at the 2022 National Pest Awards. We were also delighted to have the business recognised as finalists in the “Large Company of the Year” Award and 2 of our other team members recognised as finalists in “Technician of The Year” (Stefan Polatajko) and “Young Technician of the Year” (Chloe Smith), narrowly missing out to Gemma.

I strongly believe that we can build a great business that our customers love and our people love to work for without sacrificing growth. In fact, I would go further and say it can be rocket fuel for our growth.

Looking at the list of finalists, I certainly feel like an imposter, but it is a privilege to be considered among the leaders of other great Glasgow businesses.

The 2022 Glasgow Business Awards finalists for “Entrepreneur of the Year” are:

  • Greg Anderson, Blue Parrot Events Group
  • Dan Cunliffe, Pangea Connected
  • Lynne Darcey Quigley, Darcey Quigley & Co and Know-it
  • David W Milne, KC Group Shipping Ltd
  • Jennifer O’Donnell, O’DonnellBrown
  • *Chris Cagienard – (Pest Solutions) 

Best of luck to all the Glasgow business leaders nominated as finalists in the Entrepreneur of the Year category. Keep driving your business forwards and inspiring your teams.

Thanks to Wright, Johnston & Mackenzie LLP for their sponsorship of this award.

Congratulations To The 2022 Glasgow Business Awards Finalists From Pest Solutions

The entire team at Pest Solutions would like to take the time to thank the Glasgow Chamber of Commerce, Royal Bank of Scotland and all of the other awards sponsors. We look forwards to the evening of the awards dinner and look forwards to toasting the success of the winners. Participation in industry and local awards like these are only worth getting involved in if there are many great and admirable businesses to be up against.

It is great to see the Glasgow business community emerging from the last few years of the Covid pandemic and getting back to meeting together and spurring one another on. Best of luck to all of the finalists in all of the categories of the 2022 Glasgow Business Awards.

Glasgow Business Awards 2022 - Finalists in 4 Categories - Pest Solutions

2022 Glasgow Business Awards Finalists & Award Sponsors

Glasgow Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the 2022 shortlist:

The 2022 Glasgow Business Award Finalists for “Best Performing Large Business”
Sponsored by Openreach

  • Allied Vehicles Group
  • Bullet Express Ltd
  • Cullen Eco-Friendly Packaging
  • Kibble

The 2022 Glasgow Business Award Finalists for “Best Performing Small-Medium Business”
Sponsored by Beam Digital and Design

  • Connect Three
  • Elite Contract Furniture
  • KC Group Shipping Ltd
  • *Pest Solutions
  • The Power Within Training & Development Ltd
  • WEEE Scotland Ltd

The 2022 Glasgow Business Award Finalists for “Business Resilience”
Sponsored by Glasgow City Innovation District

  • Kibble
  • Scottish Opera
  • The Rocket Group
  • Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity
  • The Power Within Training & Development Ltd
  • Glasgow Airport Ltd

The 2022 Glasgow Business Award Finalists for “Community Wealth Building”
Sponsored by Glasgow City Council

  • Kibble
  • *Pest Solutions
  • Wasps

The 2022 Glasgow Business Award Finalists for “Excellence in Communications”
Sponsored by The Herald

  • A.C. Whyte & Co. Ltd
  • BIG Partnership and Renaissance Care
  • City of Glasgow College
  • Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity
  • KC Group Shipping Ltd
  • The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice

The 2022 Glasgow Business Award Finalists for “Fair and Healthy Workplace”
Sponsored by NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

  • City of Glasgow College
  • Clockwise
  • Connect Three
  • *Pest Solutions
  • Scottish Sports Futures
  • The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice

The 2022 Glasgow Business Award Finalists for Family Business of the Year”
Sponsored by Get Living

  • Alexander Group
  • Allied Vehicles Group
  • Douglas Laing & Co Ltd
  • Elite Contract Furniture
  • fatBuzz Ltd
  • The Power Within Training & Development Ltd

The 2022 Glasgow Business Award Finalists for “Green Champion”
Sponsored by ScottishPower

  • Guild Antiques & Restoration
  • Kabloom
  • Matthew Algie
  • Scottish Leather Group
  • Scottish Sports Futures
  • The Verdancy Group

The 2022 Glasgow Business Award Finalists for “Innovation in Business”
Sponsored by KubeNet

  • A.C. Whyte & Co. Ltd
  • Cullen Eco-Friendly Packaging
  • Douglas Laing & Co Ltd
  • LilyBee Ltd
  • Pangea Connected
  • ReCover Packaging

The 2022 Glasgow Business Award Finalists for “Net Zero Achievement”
Sponsored by Glasgow City Council

  • GlasGo Bus Alliance
  • Matthew Algie
  • Scottish Leather Group
  • Scottish Sports Futures

The 2022 Glasgow Business Award for Sustainable Development”
Sponsored by Scottish Water

  • Barclays Glasgow Campus
  • City of Glasgow College
  • EGG Lighting
  • EVM
  • Scottish Leather Group
  • Scottish Sports Futures

The 2022 Glasgow Business Award Finalists for “International Trade”

  • Bullet Express Ltd
  • KC Group Shipping Ltd
  • The Glasgow Distillery Co.

The 2022 Glasgow Business Award Finalists for “Entrepreneur of the Year”
Sponsored by Wright, Johnston & Mackenzie LLP

  • Greg Anderson – (Blue Parrot Events Group)
  • Dan Cunliffe – Pangea Connected)
  • Lynne Darcey Quigley – (Darcey Quigley & Co and Know-it)
  • David W Milne – (KC Group Shipping Ltd)
  • Jennifer O’Donnell – (O’Donnell Brown)
  • *Chris Cagienard – (Pest Solutions) 

The 2022 Glasgow Business Award Finalists for “Young Business Person of the Year”
Sponsored by City of Glasgow College

  • Scott Campbell – (A Foot Ahead)
  • Shaun Jamieson – (Switchease)
  • Samantha Kirkland – (Moda Gardens)
  • Niall Rachman – (First2Train Ltd)
  • Caitlin White – (fatBuzz Ltd)

Pest Solutions would like to congratulate all of the finalists and wish everyone the best of luck for the Glasgow Business Awards event on the 6th of October…

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