5 06, 2019

World Environment Day 2019

2019-06-05T12:34:11+00:00

Harvey Environmental Services ethos is to always consider the impact our activities have on the environment before delivering any service to our clients. On World Environment Day, this highlights how important it is. Chris Saunders (Commercial Director) say’s ‘When working with our clients to maintain a pest free environment, we always aim to use non-tox methods of control and eradication first. The basic principles of  pest control are exclusion and restriction i.e. preventing pests from entering buildings and not attracting them in the first place. If pesticides are required to control an infestation, these are only used until the eradication [...]

World Environment Day 20192019-06-05T12:34:11+00:00
23 05, 2019

Harvey becomes Diamond Ambassador

2019-05-23T09:27:42+00:00

We recently attended one of East Lancashire Chamber of Commerce Diamond Ambassador events and we were so impressed we came away as members! The Chamber’s Diamond Ambassador membership was created to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the Chamber’s 125th Anniversary in 2012. Its purpose is to bring together a network of business leaders, CEOs and MDs to form long term relationships and become spokespeople for their sector. We believed it to be the perfect fit for purpose and comes at exactly the right time, following the appointment of Chris Saunders as Commercial Director and other key developments in the [...]

Harvey becomes Diamond Ambassador2019-05-23T09:27:42+00:00
3 05, 2019

Always be prepared to learn

2019-05-03T13:38:03+00:00

To be the best you have to be prepared to keep learning, which is exactly what four of our team members did when the headed even further ‘up North’ last week. Our friends at Graham Environmental Services, in Blairgowrie, Scotland, welcomed Steve Crowley, Neil Sharp, Deborah Wood and Chris Saunders to their offices for two days, to show them how they utilise Service Tracker in their business. We have recently implemented Service Tracker into our business in order to streamline our service and to help make us paper-free and we wanted to be sure we were using the system to [...]

Always be prepared to learn2019-05-03T13:38:03+00:00
13 03, 2019

The rise in demand for pest control across the UK

2019-03-13T09:46:05+00:00

2018 saw a huge rise in the need for pest control across the UK. From the hot weather to the social issues around waste disposal, it’s hard to pin-point an exact reason. Have a look at the points below and let us know why you think it is. • What winter? The number of rats has been generally increasing throughout the UK for a number of years now. We haven’t had any truly harsh winters in the UK for a while. These bitterly cold winters used to cull the number of rats we saw. At the moment, there are an [...]

The rise in demand for pest control across the UK2019-03-13T09:46:05+00:00
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…

2019-03-13T09:43:44+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…2019-03-13T09:43:44+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
20 11, 2018

Get us involved; it’s worth it.

2018-11-20T10:37:21+00:00

Here’s a question for you…when carrying out a new build or refurbishment project, at what point do you engage with a pest controller? a) Right from the outset b) When works are nearly complete c) When the premises are ready to open You can guess what we’re going to say is the right answer can’t you? We’re currently working with clients undergoing refurbishments of their restaurants and they took our advice to keep us in the loop every step of the way. Why? There are a number of reasons. First, we can keep a close eye on any existing pest [...]

Get us involved; it’s worth it.2018-11-20T10:37:21+00:00
7 11, 2018

Pizza with a side of….yeuch! 

2018-11-07T15:31:41+00:00

Just Eat listings include takeaways given zero ratings for hygiene  “Half of outlets rated as zero by the Food Standards Agency in Manchester, Bristol and London appear on the app.” - BBC News    Khyber Pass kebab shop fined over human faeces contamination  “… inspectors concluded people affected by the outbreak must have eaten food contaminated with human faeces.” - BBC News  Food hygiene is a postcode lottery and diners "might as well toss a coin"  “A takeaway was forced to temporarily close after inspectors discovered it was infested with cockroaches.” - The Daily Telegraph    You get the picture? [...]

Pizza with a side of….yeuch! 2018-11-07T15:31:41+00:00
19 10, 2018

It’s all rats tales!

2018-10-19T08:31:06+00:00

We’ve all seen the headlines: Rats as big as cats! Giant rats spotted in New York! Were they? Were they really though? I’ve been working in the pest industry for many years now and never have I come across such whoppers! But they’re in the headlines all the time, so they must exist; right? Oh, who am I to get in the way of a good story? The 'Giant 4-foot-long monster rat' found in children's playground in London’ headline shocker is a much better headline than ‘Man catches regular sized rat in playground’. I get it; all I’m saying is, [...]

It’s all rats tales!2018-10-19T08:31:06+00:00