19 02, 2019

Challenge accepted!

2019-02-19T10:14:29+00:00

We’re thrilled to announce that we have signed up to this year’s Pendleside Hospice Corporate Challenge! MD Martin Harvey and our new Commercial Director Chris Saunders attended the challenge’s soft launch this week, meeting up with other local businesses who have also signed up. The Challenge starts June 1st, from when we have four months to turn a £50 starter fund into as much as we can. Challenge accepted! Martin Harvey said: “We’re absolutely up for this challenge supporting a very worthy local cause which has been invaluable to family and friends over the years. “We already have some good [...]

Challenge accepted!2019-02-19T10:14:29+00:00
18 02, 2019

In the hospitality industry? You may want to read this…

2019-02-18T17:56:11+00:00

When asked what the most important aspects in the hospitality industry are, we’d be tempted to say service, quality, but mostly reputation. After all, without a fantastic reputation, your business may fail to thrive and stand out from competitors. A good reputation can take years of hard work to build, and just one error to destroy. Something that can quickly destroy a reputation is a poor hygiene rating. Having a proper pest control scheme in place can help you keep that hygiene rating high and your reputation even higher. With hygiene ratings being available in the public domain, it doesn’t [...]

In the hospitality industry? You may want to read this…2019-02-18T17:56:11+00:00
5 02, 2019

New commercial director for Harvey Environmental

2019-02-05T14:15:06+00:00

Chris Saunders joins Harvey Environmental Services as commercial director, bringing 26 years of experience in the pest control, washroom and facilities services sector to the table. Chris joins Harvey from OCS Group UK Ltd, where he held a number of senior leadership roles including sales director, Cannon Pest Control, and head of sales, OCS Specialist Services; responsible for the new business growth of five sectors; commercial specialist cleaning, electrical compliance, security systems, window cleaning and grounds maintenance. Chris said: “This is an exciting time to be joining Harvey Environmental Services and I am really pleased to be working within the [...]

New commercial director for Harvey Environmental2019-02-05T14:15:06+00:00
23 08, 2018

Debbies on tour!

2018-10-29T11:15:57+00:00

The ‘two Debbies’ crossed the Lancashire boundaries this month to head down south and share best practice with a close working partner of Harvey Environmental. Office staff Debbie Wilkinson and Deborah Wood took a two-day trip to London to visit Beaver Pest Control, a loyal contractor to Harvey who are well up-to-speed on technical advances in the sector. Martin Harvey said: “It’s always good to appreciate what someone else does well and learn from it and Beaver are extremely good at reducing unnecessary paperwork by instead relying on new technologies. “Paperwork is the bane of the two Debbies’ life, but [...]

Debbies on tour!2018-10-29T11:15:57+00:00
29 07, 2018

A digital revolution for Harvey

2018-10-29T11:12:34+00:00

The days of manual inputting data have come to an end for the Harvey Environmental service team. The company has invested in advanced digital software and touch screen mobile devices in order to streamline processes for customers and internal staff alike. The decision to make the shift from manual to digital was made following recent visits to partner companies who already use this technology in their everyday work. Deborah Wood and Debbie Wilkinson, who share the administrative work in the office agreed that this would be a beneficial move; cutting down on unnecessary paperwork and streamlining processes. Martin Harvey said: [...]

A digital revolution for Harvey2018-10-29T11:12:34+00:00
26 07, 2018

Tackling feral pigeons

2018-07-26T14:38:17+00:00

Offices and commercial premises provide the perfect place for feral pigeons to land and nest, providing high, flat spaces for them to live safely. Creatures of habit, pigeons are loyal to their nesting sites and can be regularly found on window ledges, balconies, roofs and even external air conditioning units. A study in 2011 on London pigeons, estimated that, at that time, there were a staggering 850,000 pigeons taking over large swathes of the city. Not only do roosting feral pigeons cause unwanted damage to property, causing blockages with feathers, twigs and other debris, their droppings, often found outside eateries [...]

Tackling feral pigeons2018-07-26T14:38:17+00:00
19 07, 2018

Stop cockroaches from bugging your premises

2018-07-19T07:41:20+00:00

1.     Prevent access to food sources Cockroaches will eat anything and will happily chow down on any foody temptation that comes their way. Like humans, they enjoy a mixed diet of protein and carbohydrates, but unlike us, they can last one or two weeks without water, providing the moisture content of the food they’re having is high. As such, the best way to rid your premises of cockroaches is to eliminate access to food supply. While they can live for a few weeks without water, they ideally don’t want to, so make sure you remove any temptations, such as standing [...]

Stop cockroaches from bugging your premises2018-07-19T07:41:20+00:00
19 06, 2018

Take our advice; it’s worth it in the long run

2018-10-29T11:17:35+00:00

We always stress to clients looking to build or refurbish premises that it would be advisable to seek our advice right from the planning stage. One client chose to do just that this month and felt all the better for doing so. Lake District Farmers have built up a strong reputation for the supply of premium quality, breed specific meat products, direct to fine dining establishments throughout the UK and as a BRC AA graded business they take pest control very seriously. Such is their success, they are currently working on plans to build a brand new bespoke meat plant [...]

Take our advice; it’s worth it in the long run2018-10-29T11:17:35+00:00
6 04, 2018

Do I need a site survey?

2018-07-26T13:47:29+00:00

We’re amazed by the number of pest controllers offering a price for their service over the phone or by email. To us, it’s like pricing for a house to be decorated without looking at the rooms. It is impossible to give a true price for a job likes ours without figuring out what we’re dealing with first; yet so many seem to do it. We insist on an initial site survey before taking on any client. It is not only vital for us to familiarise ourselves with the premises a client is seeking our expertise on, but also to ensure [...]

Do I need a site survey?2018-07-26T13:47:29+00:00
13 03, 2018

Row, row, row your…rower?

2018-06-01T15:50:08+00:00

Our managing director Martin Harvey led his team to rowing victory in a fundraising challenge at Blackburn Rugby Union Football Club. The event was held to raise money for the Under 16s tour of Canada this year and local businesses were asked to lend their support. Participating under the name ‘Harvey's Heavies’ the team of Under 16 players pipped their competitors, sponsored by TWJ, to the post. Or perhaps that should be port, as the challenge was to row the equivalent width of the English Channel. A true test of teamwork, the players took it in turns to row sections [...]

Row, row, row your…rower?2018-06-01T15:50:08+00:00