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Japanese Knotweed Control Ltd

Email: Richard Podmore

Accredited Contractor and Consultant Member

Established in 2004 by joint managing directors, David Layland and Richard Podmore, Japanese Knotweed Control (JKC) is a pioneering company at the forefront of the invasive weed treatment industry and responsible for introducing the innovative stem injection treatment method into the UK and Europe. With its emphasis on providing cost-effective and ecologically-sound solutions, JKC works for a broad range of commercial customers and has an extensive network of environmental and amenity contacts across both the public and private sectors. As well as stem injection it offers the full range of treatment methods, including fiolia spraying, on-site burial and dig and dump, all tailored to the individual requirements of customers and their sites. Based in Stockport, Cheshire, the company is a founder member of the Invasive Non-Native Species Association (INNSA) and an active member of the Amenity Forum. It is committed to technological advancement, education and training across the treatment industry.


Company information:

Company: Japanese Knotweed Control

Company Type: Accredited INNSA Contractor Member

Accredited: Yes

Address: Houldsworth Business and Arts Centre, Houldsworth Street, Stockport, Cheshire, SK5 6DA, UK

Contact: Richard Podmore

Tel: 0845 6431168

Position: Joint Managing Director



Clients- Private Individuals: Yes

Clients- Business: Yes

Waste Carriers Lisence: Yes

Environmental Permit: Yes

PI Insurance: Yes

Value of PI: £5,000,000

Hired in Plant Insurance: Yes

Public Liability Insurance: Yes

Number of staff: 5

Certifications, accreditations, registrations and memberships


First Aid: Yes


PA1: Yes

PA6: Yes

PA6AW: Yes

Chainsaw: Yes


Articulated Dumper: Yes

Forward Tipping Tracked Dumper: Yes

Dedicated Surveyors: Yes


 All Regions


 Japanese Knotweed (Fallopia japonica)

Himalayan Balsam (Impatiens glandulifera)

Giant Hogweed (Heracleum mantegazzianum)

Giant Rhubarbs (Gunnera species)

Horsetail (Equisetum species)

Ragwort (Senecio jacobaea)

Rhododendron (Rhododendron ponticum)