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One of the main reasons for setting up the Invasive Non Native Specialists Association was the number of dubious companies making statements that they just couldn't back up. 'Smoke and Mirrors' seem to be the order of the day with dodgy companies making the most of the fact that many people just didn't understand how to eradicate Japanese Knotweed.
The second annual INNSA Conference will be held at the Riverside Centre in Derby on 15th March 2016 and promises to build on the very successful pioneering conference held in Manchester in 2015. There will be speakers from a broad spectrum covering both the invasive species industry as well as property industry professionals,to give a wide range of perspectives for the delegates who themselves are coming from many different industries and professions.
As the regulator for the INNSA Code the Property Codes Compliance Board (PCCB) has travelled a steep learning curve about the invasives industry. Having said that, when it comes to protecting consumers and businesses through codes of practice the principles hold good across all industries, and the PCCB has great experience in regulating Codes of Practice.
Alan Thorogood, CEO of STL Group Ltd and a director of the PCCB, discusses the benefits the Invasives Code can bring to the invasive species industry
My advice to the Invasive species industry is to embrace the Invasives Code as something which will help raise awareness of and enhance their businesses. It's not just a box-ticking exercise.
For many months, INNSA has been developing a Code of Practice for consumers and property professionals to deliver confidence and assurance in the services delivered by INNSA members. The Code builds on the robust technical standards that INNSA already requires of its members and the established criteria that new members must meet to join the Association.